Tag Archives: Halloween

Halloween? Not so much

When my wife Jan and I lived in Toronto, we eventually became pretty strong fans of, and participants in, Halloween —  as a holiday and party-time for people of all ages. Of course we had lots of candy for the … Continue reading

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Glimpses of autumn

The transition to November has been smooth and beautiful, because the weather yesterday (November 1) was as sunny and warm as it’s been for pretty much all of October. In this brief posting,  I’m just going to offer a few … Continue reading

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This is Halloween?

Well, I do actually know that today is Halloween. The sky is darkening as I write this; there are candies in a bowl in the kitchen, waiting for the kids to arrive; and our carved pumpkin is on the front … Continue reading

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Halloween II: The Children Take the Streets

Halloween was a bit of a bust here, as you know if you read my blog posting of November 5, with a total of just five trick-or-treating kids at our place that evening. But last night, we had a whole … Continue reading

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Hidden away in Sarlat

For all the times we had visited Sarlat, the beautiful medieval town about 20 kilometres from Daglan, my wife Jan and I had never eaten at Les Jardins d’Harmonie, until friends Iain and Nancy suggested we try it. In fact, … Continue reading

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We manage to score — a pumpkin!

Almost a year ago, I wrote a real tear-jerker about our difficulties in trying to find a suitable pumpkin for Halloween in the Greater Daglan Area. (There’s early talk about the story becoming a major motion picture, which would star … Continue reading

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Halloween headcount

It’s been a cool and grey day in Daglan, with a few periods of heavy rain. That was pretty much perfect for La Toussaint, or All Saints’ Day. As expected, the large parking lot near the village cemetery was completely … Continue reading

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