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.

Icicles hanging in vineyardHaving enjoyed a remarkably mild winter it came as a shock last Monday when the snow flakes started to fall. Settle. And REMAIN !!

I, for one, certainly didn’t expect temperatures of -2°C to -10°C to be so consistant and as I write more snow is falling, continuing to transform ‘La Bellevue’ and the surrounding area of which photographs follow.

Keep warm and please don’t forget to feed the garden birds.

PHOTO GALLERY : ‘La Bellevue & the surrounding area’

Gite in the snow

Brrrr..!! It is cold !!
Wine barrels in snowSnowy garden in the Loire ValleyVineyard in the snowSnow over vines in France

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