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Mowing on a grand scale

As we’re now well and truly into spring, we’ve had weeks and weeks of alternating rain and bright sunshine. And once again, that means we’re into the season of mowing on a grand scale — known in France as fauchage. … Continue reading

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Spring Festival: from soggy to successful

Daglan’s Fête du Printemps, or Spring Festival, this year turned out to be almost a replay of the 2018 version — as the day started grey and drizzly, and then improved dramatically in the afternoon, with loads of shoppers strolling … Continue reading

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For lovers of flowers and other plants

If you live in the Greater Daglan Area, and you like growing flowers and other plants, this coming Sunday (March 17) would be a great day to visit our village. If you don’t meet those two criteria (GDA residency and … Continue reading

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Our fields of gold

Suddenly, as April began to warm up and the rains started to slow down, the Greater Daglan Area began to be carpeted in fields of gold. Well, okay, the colour is actually yellow, but gold sounds better. At the moment, … Continue reading

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The curtain goes up (2018)

Here in the Greater Daglan Area, we are at last, after a miserably rainy late winter/early spring, walking on sunshine. Lilacs are blooming, cafés and restaurants are open, and my wife Jan and I haven’t had to fire up the … Continue reading

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We’ve gone up by a flower!

Every January, our Mayor leads a public meeting  in the Salle des fêtes in which he updates villagers on accomplishments during the year just ended, and plans for the year ahead. His remarks are quite detailed, covering everything from road … Continue reading

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Tough love (on a vine) pays off … a little

For quite a few weeks, as winter ended and spring seemed just  around the corner, my wife Jan and I were worried — about our glycine vines (which you probably know better as wisteria). We have two of these vines … Continue reading

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