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,...

Plestin, Lannion Band in BrittanyWe were married on May the 8th. In France this is a bank holiday to celebrate the end of WW2, so I have no excuse to forget.

12 of us played in the fanfare this year – which was ironic as Lannion only had 9. It’s going into decline rapidly since I quit in February, another sax player left and joined me at Perros, and the guys do nothing but moan about the new band conductor.

We had our annual visit to the accountant this week, and were surprised as the old boss has retired and we had a meeting with 2 women. I was feeling a bit chauvinist, but I think they did a better job than the previous guy and were more helpful. In general France isn’t a very sympathetic place to do business – we all pay too much in social charges and the change of president will do little to alter things. I think the public gave the correct result, as Sarkozy was deeply unpopular and surprising for a politician unable to hide his nasty side. Still, I think Hollande’s presidency should speed up the inevitable euro crisis as the current policy of austerity is destabilizing all the “Med ” countries, and its a nonsense to pretend to have one policy for all the euro countries when they don’t have the same cultural  attitude to work and Germany is unwilling  (normal) to redistribute its wealth.

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