Exporting a UK-bought LHD car to France

Tracey, a British expat living in Brittany, contacted us to ask the following question: I am thinking of exporting a UK-bought LHD car to France. The car would be registered in Poland. Is this possible? How difficult would it be? EXPORTING A UK BOUGHT LHD CAR TO...

Driving in France

In recent years, travelling to the continent and driving in France has become increasingly easy for Brits. Both the Channel Tunnel and the various ferry companies offer numerous options. We live in Swindon and usually use the Portsmouth - Le Havre crossing. It offers...

Mushroom picking in France

Autumn, mushroom picking season Mid-October is upon us, and autumn is already well on its way... glorious golden colours abound in the countryside. A real feast for the senses: bright yellows, oranges, rich reds and browns so pleasing to the eye. The earthy and musty...

Pineau … or Pinot? Do you know the difference?

What is the difference between Pineau and Pinot? When I first met my wife's family in France, I had never heard of Pineau. When I did hear of it, I thought people were referring to Pinot – as in Pinot Grigio, which I love! But I did not realise there is a great...

Mushrooming in Monteneuf forest

An unexpected visitor (original post by Nicola) I had never thought of mushrooming in Monteneuf forest until yesterday when there was a terrific storm in the Ploërmel area. I had just put another log on the fire this afternoon when there was a knock at the door. Since...

Category: Moving to France

En route for the Loire Valley

In France at last, and raring to start on our mission…. From Dieppe all main roads south go through Rouen. Having negotiated the town centre successfully we opted to take the A13 west, towards...

Ce n’est pas difficile

“Ce n’est pas difficile!” Woken from my slumbers after a hard day’s work I could hardly believe my ears! My husband was sleep-talking in French. When studying languages at university I had been told...

How do you choose a new house?

So, why did we choose that one?  What are the criteria for making the selection? I can”t really tell you what you should do but I can tell you what we did … and didn”t do! General...

A new project – we’re buying a home in France

In 2002 Anne”s sister approached us with the idea of jointly buying a home in France.  She knew that we often dreamed of the idea and she wanted a project to work on.  It just so happened that...

Where has the last two weeks gone!

Ok so we’re here and I can”t believe how fast the past two weeks has gone! The furniture was delivered on schedule and then we had the task of deciding where everything was to go. We...

Starting the dream

My name is Len Clark and I’d like to take you with me on a journey through memory and hope.  We have had a second home in the Loire Valley (near Saumur in Maine-et-Loire) for about 8 years. ...