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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?

Beautiful Quince


A couple of days ago, Brittany experienced some very, very high winds.

Not a drop of rain fell…it was just very, very windy.

I kept looking anxiously out of the kitchen window at the quince tree.

It is my favourite tree in the garden and it was courageously hanging on to its precious fruits.

However, at about 7.00pm the wind got still stronger, three quinces had fallen. I could stand it no longer… I picked all the quinces.

Now, my conundrum… what to do with them?

I love the highly scented flavour of a quince, but they can be a little overpowering.

Quince jelly, perhaps ? But doesn’t jelly take an awfully long time to make?

Perhaps I’ll make an apple compote and put a quince in the pan as well.

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