Tag Archives: Bouzic

From beauty spot to barren plot

Several weeks ago, a pretty fierce storm blew through the Greater Daglan Area, knocking down several trees. (Walnut trees seem to be the most frequent victims of high winds here, as their root systems are surprisingly shallow.) Unfortunately, some of … Continue reading

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Stormy weather

It’s gray and rainy as I write this — quelle surprise! Actually, it’s been pretty much gray and rainy since 2016 began, and all the water is having an impact on the Greater Daglan Area. Yesterday we got it with … Continue reading

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A short, sweet ride to a book-binder: Bike Route No. 3

When I feel like taking an easy, relatively short bike ride, or I’m pressed for time, I often get on my road bike and head out of Daglan to the little hamlet of Gaumier (also known, for some reason, as … Continue reading

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Charcoal champs, plus some coming events

For years when we lived in Toronto,  our “barbecuing” was done on a snazzy gas-fired grill. But since we’ve moved to France, I wanted to go for a more natural approach, using charcoal. Sadly, if you like charcoal grilling your … Continue reading

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How green is our valley? Quite, thank you

We’ve had an unusually rainy late winter/early spring and now, on the last day of April, we’re back to grey skies and more rain. But all that water finally seems to be having an impact, as the countryside is now … Continue reading

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Dodging bulldozers

Say you’re in the Greater Daglan Area and you’re driving from Gourdon to the Big D itself (that’s Daglan, silly). First you’ll follow the D673 away from Gourdon, and then you’ll turn right at Pont Carral. From there you’ll follow … Continue reading

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