Tag Archives: La Toussaint

France’s special flower

Yesterday (Sunday, November 1) was the holiday known as La Toussaint, or All Saints’ Day, and so chrysanthemums were everywhere. Okay, not everywhere — but certainly evident in cemeteries throughout the Greater Daglan Area. Why, you might ask? To explain, … 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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And so, as October winds down…

We are now very close to Halloween, and as you might expect, French supermarkets and outdoor markets are filled to the brim with some special items that are appropriate to the occasion. Pumpkins to carve into jack o’lanterns, perhaps? Bags … Continue reading

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