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.

Mushroom picking in France

In France, mushroom picking, or “la cueillette des champignons”, is practically a national sport during the Autumn season. However, there are guidelines to follow before wandering through the woods.

Pineau … or Pinot? Do you know the difference?

Pineau is a delicious alcoholic drink which comes from the Charentes region of France. It is a fortified wine made from 3 parts grape juice and 1 part Cognac and, like many great delicacies, was discovered by mistake. Find out all about Pineau des Charentes.

Mushrooming in Monteneuf forest

If it were blowing a gale outside your French home would your first thought be to rush into the local woods to go hunting for ceps, chanterelles and pied de mouton mushrooms? Read Nicola’s account of mushroom hunting in Brittany in the middle of a storm.

Quails' eggs

Quails' eggs

When you live in the countryside in France, you always end up swapping excess fruit and veg or other things with your neighbours.

Last week, we got a dozen of fresh quails’ eggs (oeufs de caille).
Our neighbours just had new additions to the farm, a couple of quails.

A few days earlier, we had goose eggs. Not quite the same size!

I served the quails’ eggs with other nibbles with the aperitif: I simmered the eggs for 5 minutes, and they were perfect – that is what the guests said as I didn’t get a chance to taste them!
They disappeared too quickly!

No doubt, I will get more from my neighbours very soon.

So, if you have interesting recipes with quails’ eggs, please feel free to add them to this blog!

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