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.

Box of furniture from Ikea

A couple of years ago Ikea opened in Rennes and it is proving to be a huge success. I’m sure that its success will however have an impact on the many second hand furniture shops and ‘depot ventes’ that can be found throughout rural France.

Yesterday, we joined the masses and took a trip to Ikea and spent two hours following the designated paths.

Mark has just left to take Iona and Joe to Judo.

“What are you doing this morning”, Mark asked as he left.

I glanced at a weeks worth of ironing.

“If you can put that Ikea chest of drawers together by the time I get back, I’ll do your ironing.” He said grinning as the door slammed.

Mark doesn’t even know where the iron is kept so there is no way he’ll tackle the ironing….. but I can’t resist a challenge… how hard can it be. Surely it’s just like a big lego kit.

I empty the box. Put everything in lines and find screwdrivers and a hammer.

Half an hour later….

Flatpack

Just finished…

Chest

Hmm…

I just hope that it doesn’t fall apart……

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