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.

Yesterday, Joe had been playing outside all afternoon, and when he came in (for food!), I noticed he was scratching.

“What’s the matter?” I asked.

“Nothing” he replied, (the now standard response to any of my questions), then he left the kitchen, still scratching, before I could ask any more probing questions. .

This evening, after his shower, he was still scratching.

I checked his back: it was covered in what looked like large mosquito bites, but no, some of them had an orange hair coming out of the centre.

Stinging Caterpillar

Stinging Caterpillar

Back to the shower to get rid of these orange hairs…. what are these bites?

I have just returned from the pharmacist.

They are caterpillar stings..

Caterpillars or larvae of certain moths possess stinging hairs.

These sharp hairs or spines break off in skin easily, causing pain like a needle prick.

Stings generally occur when accidentally brushing against one of these caterpillars or attempting to remove it by hand from clothing or on the body.

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