Tag Archives: Greater Daglan Area

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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Strip the Willow, Daglan-style

It’s a bit nerve-wracking to organize a party for neighbours in Daglan, strictly for linguistic reasons. Since the Greater Daglan Area has so many holiday home owners whose first language isn’t French, how will the party chatter go? The risk … Continue reading

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The Shopping Forecast — smoother sailing ahead

If you have any experience in the U.K., you may know that the indispensable way to learn about the weather for fishing areas is “The Shipping Forecast,”which is broadcast on radio by the BBC. But my title for today’s blog … Continue reading

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Party like it’s 2013!

Start your engines. Our New Year’s Eve festivities begin when friends Mark and Suzanne drive down the hill to our home, leaving their car in Daglan’s main square. They help out as my wife Jan and I load up my … Continue reading

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