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.

Mushroom picking in France

In France, mushroom picking, or “la cueillette des champignons”, is practically a national sport during the Autumn season. However, there are guidelines to follow before wandering through the woods.

Pineau … or Pinot? Do you know the difference?

Pineau is a delicious alcoholic drink which comes from the Charentes region of France. It is a fortified wine made from 3 parts grape juice and 1 part Cognac and, like many great delicacies, was discovered by mistake. Find out all about Pineau des Charentes.

Mushrooming in Monteneuf forest

If it were blowing a gale outside your French home would your first thought be to rush into the local woods to go hunting for ceps, chanterelles and pied de mouton mushrooms? Read Nicola’s account of mushroom hunting in Brittany in the middle of a storm.



I thought it time to introduce the fifth member of the Beaumont household, courtesy of an adorable photo taken by Susan & Paul during their return stay to ‘Annie’s House’.

Welcome to Biscotte, our dear European Tigré who we collected from the SPA, La Société Protectrice des Animaux in Angers.

A curious little fellow with a loud motor, a sweet, sweet nature and who is always looking for a spare lap to curl up on, which comes with plenty of tickles in tow.

Needless to say Biscotte is a much treasured member of our family household, in particular with Constance who, at 2 years old, has put herself  in charge of Biscotte’s welfare, mainly his food and water (under Mummy’s supervision).

Albeit we are presently unable to have more pets we continue to be active members of La Société Protectrice des Animaux, supporting the excellent work they do.

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