Tag Archives: St. Cybranet

Our quiet (and lovely) retreat

Daglan’s annual Fête de la Saint-Louis took place this past weekend. And that explains why my wife Jan and I escaped the village — well, the loud, late-night music from the nearby bumper car ride — for three nights. Our … Continue reading

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Walnuts — You’re going down!

Walnuts are one of the major crops in the Greater Daglan Area, and a tasty treat they are. If you’ve been wondering how this year’s walnut harvest has been going, don’t fret. It’s going very well, and very quickly to … Continue reading

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Shutting down (2013 version)

Nothing says “End of Tourist Season” quite like a beautiful swimming pool with absolutely no one in or near it. That’s pretty much the story these days in all the campgrounds that surround Daglan. The campgrounds are either shutting down, … Continue reading

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Charcoal champs, plus some coming events

For years when we lived in Toronto,  our “barbecuing” was done on a snazzy gas-fired grill. But since we’ve moved to France, I wanted to go for a more natural approach, using charcoal. Sadly, if you like charcoal grilling your … Continue reading

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Seasonal firsts: cutting, charcoaling, cycling

Until today (Friday), our weather has been getting better and better. Now we’re to have a few days of showers, but we’ve certainly enjoyed a few good days this week, with temperatures climbing and the sun shining down.  Yesterday afternoon, … Continue reading

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