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.

Tag: apples

Apples prevent sleep

From apples to bottled juice… An account of a morning in the life of Nicola Harrington and her family as they take their recently harvested apples to the local pressing plant to have them bottled. Do they choose apple juice or cider? Or perhaps some of each? Is the moon in the right phase for cider making?

Find out what Nicola produces from her 10,800 apples…

Apples, apples and yet more

By 8.30 it had stopped raining and I was on my way to an orchard with the trailer bumping quite happily behind me.
I was the first to arrive (thankfully), so I managed to get the turn round (by driving five miles past the orchard and finding a huge junction large enough for me and my trailer to do a