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Our last Thai meal — for the year, that is

This is becoming an annual event — my wife Jan and I enjoy a delicious meal in early December at Sawadee, the Thai restaurant in nearby Cénac, and then I write a blog posting about the last such meal of … Continue reading

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The last rays of summer (2016 edition)

Yesterday morning my wife Jan walked back into our house, after a short shopping excursion, and said: “Well, it looks like winter is killing the market already.” Okay, it’s not actually winter, but Jan was right — now that the … Continue reading

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Some April activities and antics

It’s not really warm here yet, but neither is it cold. So the number of activities seems to be picking up throughout the Greater Daglan Area, the GDA. Here’s a look at some of them. Yesterday (Saturday) was the 40th running … Continue reading

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Lovely food in the centre of Bordeaux

Yesterday my wife Jan and I had to travel to Bordeaux for an appointment and, as you might expect, we took the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful lunch. (Shocked, are you?) Planning ahead, we had checked out both our latest Michelin guide as … Continue reading

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Splashdown!

You may have been wondering what’s happening with the gabares that sail out of La Roque-Gageac on the Dordogne River, now that tourist season is on the horizon. Okay, probably not. Nevertheless, it’s interesting, so here goes. First some background, in case … Continue reading

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Blossoming

And so it begins — not with a bang, not with a whimper, but with the gaseous roar of a hot air balloon. Yes, it appears that our long, gray, wet winter has ended, that spring has sprung, and that the … 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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