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.

Army manoeuvres

The soldiers move on

This week I have moved next door into La Maison Blanche.

I had just finished repainting the ground floor, and went to my car in search of the gloss paint… aaahhh!

I came face to face with an army man in full camouflage gear, face painted in green and brown, carrying a huge gun.

He grinned. I looked around. La ville Hatte was swarming with military personnel. I looked across the road.. there were at least 30 in the ditch on their stomachs, guns positioned.

There was a full on military exercise and La Maison Blanche was in the middle of it !!

The three old ladies, the only inhabitants of La Ville Hatte, were delighted. They were sitting on the kitchen chairs by the side of the road, watching the whole thing.

Some of the soldiers even said a quiet ‘Bonjour Mesdames’ to them as they passed, which delighted them still further.

Before long, 5 army jeeps and a fully camouflaged lorry arrived, with more soldiers, and then soldiers with dogs.

OK. Enough is enough.. back to the gloss painting !!

After four hours they moved out…

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