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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?



Giving to charity.

Just over ten years ago, we did a lot of research into various charitable organizations, as we felt we should contribute to a charity… (but which one?) and we didn’t want our donations being swallowed up in huge administration machines.

We wanted to help people.

We found a charity we were happy with, and have been donating monthly ever since.

But it is hard to know which charity to support, and to have faith that the money you are donating is actually doing some good. Far better to actually DO something, but this is very difficult as we all lead busy lives and quite often we don’t have the skills required.

A couple of weeks ago, I was shopping in Super U, and as I entered the shop a lady gave me a yellow flier.

In France, every November, there is a national collection for the homeless and for families on low incomes. The lady wasn’t asking for money. Could I put a couple of extra things in my trolley and donate these so that they could be used in food parcels?

What a fantastic idea! By actually donating a packet of sugar, a bag of pasta and a box of soup, I actually felt I was doing something useful.


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