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

There isn’t school on Wednesdays and French children are encouraged to carry out activities outside the school environment to broaden their experiences/skills. There is a wealth of activities on offer from gymnastics, pottery, art, horse riding, piano, violin lessons, and even yoga.

Joe and Iona both have swimming lessons on a Wednesday afternoon. Joe’s swimming instructor is a tall stocky slightly scruffy man in his early thirties. He has a totally different approach than Iona’s teacher. Iona swims length after length perfecting her crawl and breaststrokes. Joe, on the other hand, spends a lot of time diving in the pool either as if he were Superman or as if he were saving a goal! However, both methods seem to be working.

Yesterday, as we were leaving, Joe’s teacher met me in reception.

‘Are you English? he asked. ‘Do you give English lessons?’

‘No’, I replied.

‘Ah, would you be interested in giving conversation lessons as I would like to improve my English.’

‘OK.’ I say… now, WHY did I say that? What on earth am I going to talk about to a superman diving swimming instructor??

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