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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?

Phone lines cut in rural FranceI don’t recall seeing many overhead electricity or phone lines in England, but having said that I do head straight for a pretty large town just outside of London. Maybe rural England is different.

Rural Brittany is very different!, there are overhead cables for everything!!.. and what a maintenance nightmare. Each year an especially designed tractor with huge loppers patrol the small country lanes chopping down any branches that are getting to close the to cables.

Thursday morning I followed a tractor  ‘doing the rounds’ in Reminiac, and I wondered, ‘Those loppers are huge, they must sometimes get the cables by mistake….’

Be careful what you wish for! We have been without a phone line for 4 days !!… last,  we are now back on line…

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