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?

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.

Usborne books representative in Brittany and NormandyCan’t believe how the time is whizzing by- just had a count up and it’s only 18 days to go until the furniture arrives in France.

Have had a very busy few weeks, and we still seem to have so much to do! My hubby Allan has just set off to France with our van loaded up with all our Usborne Books, tables and stands, as we did our last big agricultural show here last Saturday. Had a good day and managed to clear a fair bit of our stock and the rest is now en route to Mohon.

I’m staying behind for a three more days, then catching the plane to Nantes on Thursday, to cram in seeing the accountant on Friday to get the ball rolling to register my business, plus a couple of Tots to Travel visits, and the Usborne stall I’m having the Fete Day in Guegon on 26th- hope the weather shines! Back to the UK on Monday, with then just over a week until the furniture van arrives at our house!

Our dining room is virtually empty at the moment as I decided to sell our table, chairs and corner cabinet. They were really good pieces of furniture but we have nowhere to put them at the moment so they would have had to be stored in the barn for goodness knows how long. It seemed sensible not to take them to France in the end. Next job is to go through my wardrobe and sort a charity shop run with clothes I don”t need. I think that’s one thing I’m going to miss in France – charity shops. Someone mentioned that there are the Catholic run ones – Emmaus?? but I’ve never seen one. In the UK I just LOVE charity shops! You never know what you are going to find and I’ve had some real bargains over the years. Anyway – back to the sorting out…

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