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Our own velvet fog

More experienced (that is, older) readers may remember the talented American musician, Mel Torme (1925 – 1999). His vocal style was so smooth that he was dubbed The Velvet Fog. In the Greater Daglan Area, at this time of year, … Continue reading

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A touch of spring in autumnal Daglan

We are just back from a vacation in Milan (you know, the big city in northern Italy), about which I’ll be blogging in due course. But first, a note on the weather here in Daglan, and a colourful surprise. Apparently … Continue reading

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Memories, and current events (March 2017)

We are back home in Daglan after a wonderful trip to Lisbon, our first visit to Portugal. We came back with some lovely memories, which I will be writing about more fully in the coming days. But for now, suffice … Continue reading

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A step in our spring

We haven’t actually taken a step directly into full-blown spring, but the wintry weather of the past few weeks has finally ended in the Greater Daglan Area (GDA). So now there’s a bit of a spring in our step. Here’s … Continue reading

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The silence of the bells, and other tidbits

Things are quieter now in Daglan. (What? I can hear you exclaiming. How could the village possibly be any quieter?) Aha, I reply: it’s all about the silence of the bells — and particularly what my wife Jan and I call … 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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Beaucoup de Bocuse — Part III

This will wind up my mini-series on our recent trip from Daglan to Lyon, France’s culinary capital and the home base of the legendary chef, Paul Bocuse. In this posting I’m offering a few impressions of Lyon itself, plus some information on M. Bocuse. … Continue reading

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