Exporting a UK-bought LHD car to France

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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...

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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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