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.

In Reminiac, and I assume in most of rural France, almost every household keeps some sort of livestock, even if it is just a few chickens, rabbits, ducks or even geese.

These animals are not kept as pets but for food so it is inevitable that they will eventually be killed for the pot.

A couple of years ago I struggled with the concept of killing our chickens. I knew it was a skill I had to master.

What would I do if one of our hens got attacked by a fox or a dog? Leave it to die a long painful death?

Chicken

Chicken

No, I had to learn how to kill a chicken as quickly and humanely as possible. I have killed a couple of our chickens but it is something I avoid and will only do if ABSOLUTELY necessary. My neighbours, having been brought up with the concept of raising animals destined for the pot, aren

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