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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?

The French have so much style.

They do ‘things’, so well, with class and panache, simple but never cheap and trashy.

This was highlighted yet again this weekend.

Earlier this year, a young couple who live in our very small hamlet had a little girl, and she was christened at the weekend.

It is traditional in France to give sugared almonds to the guests at christenings.

Christening gift

Christening gift


At about 7pm last Saturday, the proud father knocked at the door and presented me with a small parcel.

The attention to detail… The little girl is made of metal, and the baby’s name and date of christening are written on the little blackboard….

Inside ‘were’ (… they are no more) delicious chocolate coated almonds.

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