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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?



October is a busy month for harvesting fruit and nuts. I have been picking walnuts for over a month now.

I have to be quicker than birds and squirrels!

Nuts drop naturally when their husks soften around September/October time.

This year, they were about 2 weeks early because of the hot weather we have had in Brittany.

You don’t actually pick them from the trees. If some nuts are on the floor still in their husk, use gloves, otherwise you will get black fingers and nails for days!

My neighbour’s walnuts are huge!! See the photo!

I will post recipes with walnuts on this blog soon.

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