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,...

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Mushroom poisoning ?

Have just dropped Iona and Joe off at school. Lisette parked next to me. Ca va Nicole ? ‘To be honest, I have a stomach ache. Chantel gave me some mushrooms yesterday and perhaps….’ “How long did...

Do you have a mushroom brush ?

I was driving through the village and suddenly Chantel leapt out in front of the car. ‘ I was hoping to catch you.’ She said, ‘Meet me behind the church in five minutes. Very clandestine. When I...

Brittany delights in so much rain

After months of exceptionally dry weather, it has rained solidly for the past six days. Guillaume is absolutely delighted with this constant rain, the grass is visibly growing and his cows have once...