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Deliciously Dysfunctional Dordogne - A Trip Report

Deliciously Dysfunctional Dordogne - A Trip Report

Old Oct 10th, 2008, 08:43 AM
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St Cirq,

I get the flavor of so much unsaid-unreported.

From one woman to another, I'm happy for you.
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Old Oct 19th, 2008, 11:41 AM
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For you that have been following StCirq's posts, and anxiously waiting the ending of this one, she is currently in India. I STRONGLY suggest you go over to the Asia board to follow her really fascinating trip report, "My First Passage to India".

It is a wonderful read!

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Old Oct 19th, 2008, 12:30 PM
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Thanks nukesafe-will do.
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Old Mar 5th, 2009, 09:45 AM
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I have checked & checked for additions to the Deliciously Dysfunctional Dorgogne report since last October. It was such a treat -- almost as good as being there! Anyhow, I'm still wondering what the neighbors think! Will this become a book I can buy? It should.

Hopefully, I will enjoy my third visit to the Dordogne in late September. Just can't get it out of my system!
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Old Mar 5th, 2009, 04:48 PM
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May we please have the rest of the story...
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Old Jun 5th, 2009, 04:16 PM
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Ahh St. Cirq, it has been an age since I read one of your wonderful Dordogne trip reports. There is something particularly poignant about you cutting your way through the tangled overgrowth to find your beloved house again. It reminds me of “Sleeping Beauty’ )

Can we expect more soon?

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Old Jun 5th, 2009, 04:20 PM
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Oh boy would I love to finish up ALL my trip reports, but this is "crunch time" at work for me until the fiscal year ends for most of my clients on June 30, and I'm already working almost 24/7. Maybe after that I'll take a week off and just do trip reports!

But then, I'll be headed to the Dordogne at the end of July again, so will have to do ANOTHER one?

Aren't there any ghost writers out there willing to pitch in?
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Old Jun 5th, 2009, 06:26 PM
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Sure there are, but you might not like the tales we'd dream up in your name.
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Old Sep 3rd, 2010, 06:02 PM
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Oh, geez. The saga is stopped in the middle. And you went back in 2009 and we didn't get a report. Well, I guess that is all you had time for.
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Old Sep 4th, 2010, 06:26 AM
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Hi SC,

Well written. Please, get on with the book.

>T makes a lovely lunch of bread and cheese and jambon de pays and cornichons and sliced radishes and cucumbers and arranges it all on a platter. <

There is something so French about being French.

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Old Nov 14th, 2011, 10:59 AM
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St Cirq...I love your posts and just stumbled on your report which is fabulous! Many thanks for posting this.
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Old Nov 14th, 2011, 03:48 PM
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St Cirq It has taken me a very, very, very long time to read your report. I keep getting so invested in (or should I say, addicted to)the magical layers of your writing that I have to go back over the details of what is actually transpiring. And like any other addict, I keep murmuring, "more, more please."

The part about your daughter and your niece working overtime on marriage and weddings -- well, suffice it to say, it took me a while to get up off the floor . . .

Thank you for the wonderful afternoon I just enjoyed.
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Old Nov 23rd, 2011, 04:24 AM
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St Cirq, you write so very well but now time is not on my side. I read on an earlier post that you recommend Sarlat for kids. How about Sarlat for kids in winter? Do you have any suggestions? Unfortunately, in Australia our big holiday is in our summer and your winter. Can't be helped and will obiously be a fantastic change for our kids. (12,11.8 & 6)
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Old Nov 23rd, 2011, 07:45 AM
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Wonderful. So happy this popped up again.
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Old Nov 23rd, 2011, 08:12 AM
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What a surprise to see this here again!

ottster06, if you are headed for the Périgord in winter, I think it's best to stay in Sarlat, or possibly even Périgueux. The smaller towns can be quite dead. Even in Sarlat a lot of shops close down until after Easter (mostly the ones selling things to tourists). The countryside is beautiful to travel around in, of course, but in winter can seem really remote. I should think you'd want to know the kids could at least get out and have a few things to do during the day on foot. The tourist office in Sarlat is a great resource, too.

Have a great trip!
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Old Nov 23rd, 2011, 08:39 AM
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Mieux tard que jamais, is right. Finished or not, this is a great report. I just look for anything you write about the Perigord/ Dordogne, as it is always good information, interestingly told!
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Old Feb 18th, 2012, 06:54 PM
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Mellen,

How wonderful to once again savour your delightfully written report! Did you manage to regain your view, I wonder, and did the parking lot construction fiasco improve with age?

I would love to read more about your reclaimation adventures but, if not, fortunately we will be returning to the Dordogne ourselves this June and I will be able to see for myself what time has wrought.
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