Tag Archives: cold weather

Our just-in-time firewood management

It’s taken a few years, but we now seem to have the knack of precisely managing our supplies of firewood. (Okay, when I use the word “we,” I  am actually referring solely to my wife Jan, as I am pretty … Continue reading

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A step in our spring

We haven’t actually taken a step directly into full-blown spring, but the wintry weather of the past few weeks has finally ended in the Greater Daglan Area (GDA). So now there’s a bit of a spring in our step. Here’s … Continue reading

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Our days of hoar frost

We are now clearly in the grip of winter (although thankfully there is no snow piling up), with our early-morning temperatures below freezing. (This morning, -8 Celsius was the lowest that my car’s thermometer recorded as I drove along.) The … Continue reading

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A few last glimpses of Autumn 2016

As this week’s header photo shows (see above, if you’re unclear about “header photo”), there’s a chill in the air now. Each morning my wife Jan and I need to spend a few minutes scraping frost off the windows of … Continue reading

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Our latest New Year health tip

Like many people, you’re probably wondering: “What can I do, as we enter this New Year, to ensure that I’m eating enough citrus fruit?” The good news is that Radio Free Daglan is here to help, with our latest health … Continue reading

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And so it begins (firewood season)

We endured a rainy start to November, and then enjoyed a warm and sunny spell. But the nights have been cool for a while now, our fire has been roaring each evening, and our supply of dry and seasoned firewood … Continue reading

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Rays of hope

When we lived in Toronto, my wife Jan and I took a vacation in the Caribbean each winter, for several years in a row. Then in the autumn of 2004, we bought our home in France and from then on, … Continue reading

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