Exporting a UK-bought LHD car to France

Tracey, a British expat living in Brittany, contacted us to ask the following question: I am thinking of exporting a UK-bought LHD car to France. The car would be registered in Poland. Is this possible? How difficult would it be? EXPORTING A UK BOUGHT LHD CAR TO...

Driving in France

In recent years, travelling to the continent and driving in France has become increasingly easy for Brits. Both the Channel Tunnel and the various ferry companies offer numerous options. We live in Swindon and usually use the Portsmouth - Le Havre crossing. It offers...

Mushroom picking in France

Autumn, mushroom picking season Mid-October is upon us, and autumn is already well on its way... glorious golden colours abound in the countryside. A real feast for the senses: bright yellows, oranges, rich reds and browns so pleasing to the eye. The earthy and musty...

Pineau … or Pinot? Do you know the difference?

What is the difference between Pineau and Pinot? When I first met my wife's family in France, I had never heard of Pineau. When I did hear of it, I thought people were referring to Pinot – as in Pinot Grigio, which I love! But I did not realise there is a great...

Mushrooming in Monteneuf forest

An unexpected visitor (original post by Nicola) There was a terrific storm yesterday in the Ploërmel area. I had just put another log on the fire this afternoon when there was a knock at the door. Since yesterday was a bank holiday, we were rather startled: generally,...

Tag: cider

How long should apples be left to ripen for cider?

It has been a lovely day today. Bright blue sky and surprisingly warm. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon forest walk. The dog would have preferred to stay by the fire but she was levered, very...

Apples prevent sleep

3.00am feels like 6.00am. Get up. Why is it when you are trying so hard to sleep your brain is hyper active. Does it really matter EXACTLY how many apples we picked yesterday. At 2.00am, yes, my...

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...