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) There was a terrific storm yesterday in the Ploërmel area. I had just put another log on the fire this afternoon when there was a knock at the door. Since yesterday was a bank holiday, we were rather startled: generally,...
Falling apples

Falling apples

The seasons are all wildly ahead of themselves this year. We had a gloriously warm April, May and June, a pretty mixed July and August, and September feels almost autumnal.

Consequently, the apples are also ahead of themselves. They are ripe and falling from the trees.

This has got me into a bit of a panic. We don’t normally pick our apples for storing for another three weeks, and for the jus de pommes during the last week in October.

I guess the seasons won’t wait for my schedules, so I’ll have to reorganize my life around the apples !!

I have just phoned the farmer with the apple press to see if he can squeeze us in on Saturday afternoon.

“Attendez…. Oui, c’est possible mais, c’est juste, la lune descend dimanche”.

He went on: “Normally, we don’t press apples so close to the moon descending, I’ll call you back”.

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