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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?

Wild mushrooms

Wild mushrooms

I was driving through the village and suddenly Chantel leapt out in front of the car.

‘ I was hoping to catch you.’ She said, ‘Meet me behind the church in five minutes. Very clandestine.

When I arrived, Chantel was getting a basket from the boot of her car. It was FULL of mushrooms.

‘I won’t show you my mushroom hunting ground’, she said very honestly, ‘but I will share this mornings’ harvest with you. Do you prefer pied de mouton or ceps ?’

Wild Mushrooms frying in a pan

These mushrooms smell as mushrooms should

‘I don’t think I’ve ever tried either.’

‘Well, you shall today.’ Chantel replied.

She then gave me a lesson on how each mushroom should be prepared…. oh, and did I have a mushroom brush ?…all complicated stuff.

This evening we have feasted on wild mushrooms cooked in butter, garlic and parsley… Absolutely delicious.

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