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.

Usborne books representative in Brittany and NormandyWell I finally feel that we are truly here!  The house in the UK in now completely empty- just needing a tenant now… fingers crossed!  On 5th september we did a fantastic Brocante/Vide-Grenier in our village of Mohon. It was a superb day and we did lots of deals and got rid of a huge amount of junk and furniture which had been in our barn for ages.

I”ve been on a  few Tots to Travel property visits, and am following up some other leads. This is a great time as the main thrust for bookings will take place in January/February next year, so I can see that the next few months are going to be busy with new properties coming on board.  Wendy Shand, the owner of Tots to Travel is also organising a webinar for House Owners, so once I have details of this I will post them on here.

Last  Tuesday Allan and I bit the bullet and took ourselves off to the badminton club in Taupont. It was a bit nerve racking as you never know whether you will fit in at the correct standard or even if you will be made to feel welcome. Well we needn”t have worried- It was great and the group was really welcoming.  Mind you the coach didn”t half put us through our paces! We haven”t played for several months so I was stiff until Thursday! Off there tonight too. Hopefully I won”t take so long to recover!

Allan has also registered for French lessons with the UTL- l” Universite du Temps Libre and starts at the end of September.

My other news is on my Usborne Books front. I”m going to have a stall at the Anglo Info Living, Working and Enjoying life in Brittany exhibition in Josselin on 2nd and 3rd of October, and I am also doing an interactive storytime plus craft and a book sale on Wednesday 6th October at Elizabeille in Laurenan.  (I”ve become a bit of a fixture there in the past month or so as it”s such a great place to go for a browse or to pick up crafty stuff or a bargain on the brocante stalls. There”s a farmers market there too every other Sunday) I”m hoping that the event on 6th October will be well attended by both English and French children.

Anyway time is getting on and it”s off to the badminton now!

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