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.

Head Lice dilemma in France 2

Head Lice Repellent in France

Mother in Law arrives today. Lectures given to children to limit the amount of Nintendo usage… can they not play chess instead? Received withering looks.

Warned Mark that it if he dares to ’slope’ off to ‘research’ books for his new Kindle I will send his mother up to ‘help’ him. Received another withering look.

Dog blankets washed. House cleaned. Duck roasting. We are ready.

Phone rings. It was a mother of one of Iona’s friends. Iona went to her house yesterday. Iona’s friend has nits. I walk into the lounge: Nintendo in one hand, head scratching with the other.

NOOOO. Check Iona’s head: yes, there are the jumping creatures.

Race to the pharmacy. On my way back, make the calculations in my head.

Mother in Law should arrive in 30 minutes, that should give us all time to jump in the shower, disinfect our heads and be ready and beaming.

Back home. Frog march Iona to the shower in spite of ‘Next level’ protests. Read the instructions.

Spray on dry hair and leave for 15mins.

Wash off with normal shampoo.

Use Repellant every day for next seven days.

We are all sprayed with the dubious liquid what is in this stuff? I emerge from the shower just as they pull into the drive and greet them as if it is normal for all four of us to have dripping hair.

My next dilemma, do I leave a bottle of nit repellant by her bed?

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