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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?

Our water company has just emailed us some information about how to protect our water meter as we are having very cold weather in France at the moment.

If your water meter (compteur d’eau) is outside your house, use polystyrene to protect it during the winter. Do NOT use straw, paper, material or Rockwool as they will absorb humidity.

If the water meter is damaged, the water company will charge you for a new one. It is your responsibility to look after it and protect it against frost!

Thankfully our meter is inside the house and in a heated room.

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