Springtime has arrived early this year!

Springtime conjures up for me a romantic period of re-growth when buds appear on the trees, waking up to the sunshine streaming through the windows panes, delicious scents of coffee and croissants, lovely days spent walking down the many lanes around Daglan towards the river in gorgeous sunshine and of course dinning outside on our veranda.

We had winter snow in November, just a day or two and a few weeks of frost, fog and the gorgeous mist that tumbles over the Dordogne River. Rain has been the most prominent feature, but the extreme cold has not arrived, well not yet.


The normally tranquil River C’eou,

All of the rivers in the area are swollen to capacity producing rapids and waterfalls.

DSCN1120These friendly horses are from one of the stables we passed on our favourite walk around Daglan last week.

DSCN1117aAnother stable near to the river, quite a few of the trees are budding early this year.


Daffodils are in bloom in early February!


Not to be missed:-

The Chocolate Festival in Sarlat on the 27th and 28th of February from ten o’clock to six o’clock, featuring master choclatiers of the Perigord, I might need to go on both of these dates!




9 thoughts on “Springtime has arrived early this year!

    • Thank you for your comment, today Sunday was just like Summer in Daglan. Paul and I have bought four lots of lavender, rosemary and four rose bushes, which will all go outside very soon in our courtyard and in tubs at the front of our home.

      • I’m looking forward to seeing all your beautiful tubs flowering abundantly in summer. I have offered 16 one year old lavender angustifolia bushes to Daglan’s Mairie. No one has come around to collect them yet so if you or anyone else would like them, I’d be more than happy. It would be so sad to dump them.

  1. Hello Chris and Paul, thank you so much for the exquisite flowers and beautiful card, you guys are such darlings. We so enjoy your conversation and I’m sure we’re going to have a lot of fun together once we’ve conquered this monster in preparation for the Campbell clan gathering in late June. As you witnessed today, we’re way off the mark and have a lot to do. You guys have been there and done that and know what it’s like. I’m so glad you have settled in and are enriching the beauty of this little village we call home. I admire you for engaging the locals, we’ve only had positive experiences with them, they’re so friendly and welcoming, every single one of them are so lovely. Sorry to send you this on your blog site. Please send us your email address on ***********@gmail.com. lotsaluv, Sherryxx

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