Tag Archives: Daglan

Our market and a quiet ceremony

Today is both Bastille Day across France (la Fête Nationale) and a Sunday, which means that it’s Market Day in Daglan. As we’re now well along in the busy season — that is, tourist season — there was a nice … Continue reading

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Daglan, Allez ! Go !

Tomorrow (Saturday), our village plays host to a celebration of 100 years of the great game of rugby in the Céou Valley, which is where Daglan is (perhaps unsurprisingly) located. On the wall of the Mairie (the Mayor’s office) hangs … Continue reading

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Four dishes and a soup bowl

I don’t really believe that we eat with our eyes — for one thing, think of the mess it would make for people who wear contact lenses. But I do know that the appearance of a plate of food has … Continue reading

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For rugby fans only

This coming weekend, our little village is hosting a celebration of what is easily the favourite sport in southwest France — rugby. This banner gives the overview: Yes, it’s the centenary of the game of rugby in the valley of … Continue reading

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Hip, hip, hooray! And hoopoe!

Not too many days ago, I saw a hoopoe — actually, three of them — for the first time since moving to France nearly nine years ago. I can just imagine you asking: And what is a hoopoe, pray tell? … Continue reading

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Fashion, food, friends, fun — success!

Sunday’s special event at Daglan’s Salle des fêtes — the fashion show, English tea, and clothing sale — turned out to be quite the success. A good time was had by all, as the saying goes, and the volunteers of … Continue reading

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A reminder of Sunday’s event

As I write this, on Friday evening, a dedicated group of volunteer women are working away to prepare for a special event to be held in Daglan on Sunday afternoon. I described it fully in “Fashion show and a tea, … Continue reading

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