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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?

Galette des Rois

Galette des Rois

I really wasn’t going to write again about this fabulous cake but as I sit here, 11.00am on a Sunday morning munching through a slice of slightly warm puff pastry and frangipane I just can’t help it….

A wonderful tradition, and one which will live on in Reminiac purely because the cake tastes so good.

Inside of the Galette is placed a small ‘feve’, the prize, which usually is a small ceramic figurine.

The tradition :

1. Gather family and friends around a table.

2. The youngest person then crawls under the table. I now have some difficulty in persuading my youngest child, now 8 years old to humour me, by performing this part of the tradition!!

3. The oldest (or the most honest !!) person then acts as distributor. Not me, because I always wait until Joe, the child under the table, nominates who the slice is for and if it’s mine I give myself a whopping great slice!

4. The distributor then cuts the galette into slices and the person under the table nominates who should be served each slice.

5. The person who finds the ‘feve’ is the King and wears the crown !!

Although traditionally this cake is eaten on 6th January, but how can a cake as delicious as this be kept for just one day a year?

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