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.

Our blue door

Our blue door

La Maison Blanche this week.

La Maison Blanche has a brown back door and brown windows. I have always thought that they looked pretty grim… this week ALL change.

I chose a lovely summery blue paint… Monday and Tuesday were spent rubbing down and undercoating. The three La Ville Hatte widows watched my progress.

Yesterday, I got out the blue paint… I was half way through painting the back door when Melanie, the more vocal of the Ville Hatte widows, arrived.

“Je n’aime pas la couleur”.

No beating around the bush there… say it as it is Melanie !!

I tried to convince her that the blue was brighter and prettier. She wasn’t having any of it.

She has got me worried now… was the dingy brown better that my summery blue ?

I’m back at Maison Blanche today with my pot of blue paint to paint the front window blue…

I hope the Ville Hatte widows don’t stage a revolt… wish me luck !!

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