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Sourcing our sushi

Sushi isn’t my absolute favourite food, but Jan and I do enjoy it. A lot. The question is: where can you find good sushi relatively near to Daglan? The key to sushi success, of course, is freshness. Not only the … Continue reading

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A bit of a Halloween wash-out

Well, we gave Halloween a pretty good try. First, our friend Jens had given us a pumpkin that he grew in his garden, and on Sunday I carved it into a fairly decent jack-o-lantern. Jan put a small candle inside, … Continue reading

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Health care on the home front — literally

Like just about every country I’ve read about, France is suffering from a severely strained health care system. I’m sure you know what’s wrong: including too few doctors, too few nurses, too many long hours, and too much stress for … Continue reading

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Two October events

Preparing for Halloween may strike you as an important chore in the month of October, but here in Daglan, well — not so much. The Halloween bug hasn’t bitten our villagers as it has in other parts of the world, … Continue reading

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A pretty perfect lunch in Paris: the meal

Our lunch last month at L’Oiseau Blanc at the top of The Peninsula, Paris, was not, as our friend Keith would say, “a cheap date.” Jan and I began with a Kir Royale (Champagne and cassis) at a hefty 32 … Continue reading

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A pretty perfect lunch in Paris: the place

On our trip to see family and friends in Canada last month, Jan and I flew out of Paris directly to Toronto. But we don’t just dash from the Austerlitz train station to the airport. Instead, we take advantage of … Continue reading

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Good and dependable — a great combination

Following extensive in-blog research, I’ve determined that I haven’t used the word “omelette” in Radio Free Daglan for more than three years. Thus, I feel I can use the word again. It’s not that I have a particular thing about … Continue reading

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Comfort food, between slices of bread

What do you think of if you’re asked to name a favourite “comfort food”? I Googled the topic, and came up with all sorts of items that I can’t disagree are comforting to many people — ranging from macaroni and … Continue reading

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Missing ingredients

You probably know that Jan and I are quite happy here in Daglan, enjoying a calm, low-traffic, low-hassle life, with just about everything we need or want. However, there are a few missing ingredients, which for me tends to mean … Continue reading

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Going beyond (way beyond) the GDA

Every now and then, it’s good to move out of our routine in the Greater Daglan Area and head to other adventures. Especially when those adventures include meeting up with family and friends in the city where Jan and I … Continue reading

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