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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?

The kitchen as it was on Monday

The kitchen as it was on Monday

Monday morning.

Mark arrived at La Maison Orange with a vanload of power tools.

The yellow brick fireplace was quickly removed and the existing kitchen units were soon also in the trailer and bound for the dump.

A new wall has now been erected along the left-hand side of the room, which has been jointed and plastered ready for me to redecorate today.

Yesterday, I removed the entire contents of the first floor and prepared the parquet floor and stairs for re-varnishing.

As Mark left yesterday evening, he joked: “Should be finished tomorrow… try and let La Maison Orange from Saturday”.

Guess what I have done…

Someone called yesterday evening: “Is La Maison Orange free from Saturday?”.

They arrive at 4.00pm on Saturday…..

How long does floor varnish take to dry?

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