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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?


Holidays are officially over. Iona and Joe are back to school today, Mark is back to work and I have to make a start on our end of year accounts.

I am not very good at New Years resolutions. I think resolutions should be made at any time of the year not just on New Years Day, when to be honest I’m usually feeling a bit flat after all the twinkly lights, sparkly tinsel and glittery things have all been packed away until next year.

Having said that, yesterday we went out for a very long walk and stopped for a very welcome hot chocolate and with our drinks came a small piece of paper which was tied with a pink ribbon. Resolutions.

My ‘resolution’ was to defrost the fridge more than once every five years!… How can this cafe owner know the true state of my freezer !!…

Since then I’ve been thinking. Meditation. It keeps springing into my mind. I don’t know anything about meditation, but I do think it could be a very positive thing. To benefit would I need to meditate daily?, what does it involve?, not too keen on taking on the Buddhist angle… a book is required.

Maybe this is a New Years resolution. To explore the benefits of meditation.

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