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.

Bucket loads of French walnuts

Bucket Full of French Walnuts

I’ve been putting it off all week, but this morning I did face the queues at the bank.

On the way home, I saw another one. Yes, I’m sure. The car screeched to a halt. I sort of parked. Leapt out of the car.

Yes, it was, another walnut tree.

By the side of the road. Yippee. In ‘French Rural Law’ if it is in a ditch it’s fair game.

I looked around..there were hundreds of walnuts hidden in the long grassed verge.

I am about to admit something which may seem a bit strange. I keep a bucket in my car for emergencies such as this. This year I have ‘found’ peaches, blackberries, elderflowers and now walnuts.

There was a time when I would look around self consciously as I foraged. Not any more… on no, I’m turning into a ditch woman!’,’Bucket in the Boot’,’I’ve been putting it off all week, but this morning I did face the queues at the bank. On the way home, I saw another one. Yes, I’m sure. The car screeched to a halt. I sort of parked. Leapt out of the car. Yes, it was…

What windfall has Nicola discovered on the French roadside?

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