A lunar calendar to improve my gardening skills

Does the lunar calendar work for planting fruit, vegetables, flowers, for sowing seeds, or for simply gardening? What is the Calendrier Lunaire? 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.

Mushroom picking in France

In France, mushroom picking, or “la cueillette des champignons”, is practically a national sport during the Autumn season. However, there are guidelines to follow before wandering through the woods.

Pineau … or Pinot? Do you know the difference?

Pineau is a delicious alcoholic drink which comes from the Charentes region of France. It is a fortified wine made from 3 parts grape juice and 1 part Cognac and, like many great delicacies, was discovered by mistake.

Find out all about Pineau des Charentes

Usborne books representative in Brittany and NormandyGood to be back in France after a hectic couple of weeks back in Blighty where we had a reunion with some relatives from Australia and stayed in an interesting converted windmill in East Sussex. I’m now gearing up for the Anglo Info ‘Living, working and enjoying life in Brittany’ Exhibition in Josselin on Saturday and Sunday, where I’m having an Usborne Book Stall. My latest team member Karen who joined Usborne last week is also going to be helping me, so we hope to book lots of Home Parties in the run up to Christmas.

On Wednesday I am doing a reading workshop and Usborne Book Sale in ‘Elizabeille’ in Laurenan. Drop in anytime from from 2.30-5.30 for storytelling, and crafts for kids.

For anyone interested in Fish and Chips, a van will be coming to ‘Elizabeille’ on the first Saturday of every month, starting this Saturday at 19.00.

We have just about got the house straight now although I still need to sort the office out with all my various bits of paperwork. My other big news is that I’ve gone really technological and have got Skype! I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to get it- it’s fab!

On a completely different note, does anyone know anyone who has some knowledge about clocks? We have bought our grandmother clock over and although it was working perfectly before, it now stops, so I could do with someone to have a look at it. Any advice gratefully received!

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