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.

Nicola Harrington - guest blogger living in France with 7 holiday rental gites

Nicola Harrington

I could tell there was a problem when I drove into the school car park. Seven or eight mothers all talking at once. A bad sign.

I joined the group. Nathalie turned, ‘Did you know there hasn’t been an entrée for the last two days?’

No, I didn’t know. Iona and Joe have eaten at home all week. The school cook is on holiday and there is a temporary school cook this week.

‘What have the children been eating at the canteen?’ I asked.

‘Well, a main course, cheese, pudding and fruit BUT there hasn’t been an entrée. Disgusting.’

So, if you invite a French family for lunch forget the entrée at your peril !!

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