Covid complications causing concerns

Martin and Nadine haven’t been to France since January, and Covid complications certainly are an issue and a constant worry. It seems sorting out a ferry crossing isn’t the only hurdle. Is it better to go or to cancel?

Requirements for driving in France – Breath Test Kits

On 1st July 2012, a law was introduced in France: all drivers had to carry a breath test kit in their car. Find out why and if or how that law was implemented. Read more about the driving requirements in France.

Kouign-amann vs Lardy cake

Kouign-amann is a beautiful, buttery, traditional Breton cake. During the current lockdown, unable to travel to Brittany, we have found an alternative: the British lardy cake. Read on.

Exporting a UK-bought LHD car to France

Is it possible or indeed practical to buy a LHD car in the UK, originally registered in Poland, and then import it to France? Are there guidelines to be followed?

Driving in France

In recent years, travelling across to the continent and driving in France has become increasingly easy for Brits, but there are laws and regulations to bear in mind while driving abroad.

Nicola Harrington - guest blogger living in France with 7 holiday rental gites

Nicola Harrington

Yesterday morning I woke up very early.

Mark had just finished installing some additional kitchen units in La Maison Rouge, and had extended the tiling, so with new guests arriving today, I set off to clean up the sawdust and to take the excess grout off the tiles.

The sky was clear and the moon was lighting up the countryside, as I left Reminiac. The mist over the fields looked beautiful. Then, by the side of the road, were three deer…. just standing there, looking at me…

Imagine, the full moon, the rising mist and the three deer… I slowed down, they turned and ran across the fields.

I was still marvelling at the beautiful early morning countryside when I entered the small village of Caro.

As I did, the street light ahead of me came on, then the next light. As I drove, each street light turned on, a cascading effect.

Were there sensors on the street lights to come on only if a car passed, or had I luckily arrived at Caro at the exact moment that the time switch activated the street lights?

Either way, the journey to La Maison Rouge was truly magical!

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