Covid complications causing concerns

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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.

Marie-Louise was banging on our door at 8am this morning.

Nicola Harrington - guest blogger living in France with 7 holiday rental gites

Nicola Harrington

‘Do you have a rabbit trap?’ she asked. ‘ The pesky rabbits have eaten EVERYTHING… absolutely everything… even the onion shoots!’

‘No, I don’t. Have you asked Daniel? He is bound to have one.’

‘Good idea.’ … and Marie-Louise was gone on her mission to find a rabbit trap.

I have just returned from La Maison Crème. There is a small lane that runs behind both Marie-Louise’s house and La Maison Crème and at 7pm I counted 13 rabbits, just eating the grass on the verges. No fear at all.

I have also heard that a farmer the other side of Reminiac is having problems with foxes and wild boar. They are venturing outside the security of the forest and are encroaching on his land, destroying his crops. I wonder if this lack of fear has anything to do with the almost drought-like conditions we are experiencing at the moment. Have these wild animals run out of food?

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