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: school

Let the holidays begin

Iona and Joe have broken up from school. They now have 9 weeks of uninterrupted, well almost uninterrupted, play… During the holidays, French school children are expected to ensure that they have...

Half term fun..

Half Term is nearly upon us. School holidays must be a logistical nightmare for working parents. In France, the school holidays don’t pose any such problems. Yesterday, Iona bought home four...

French school holidays 2011

If you run a gite in France, you might be interested to know the French school holidays. Here they are: Zone A Zone B Zone C Winter/hiver 26/02/11-13/03/11 19/02/11-06/03/11 12/02/11-27/02/11 Spring...

What no entrée ?

I could tell there was a problem when I drove into the school car park. Seven or eight mothers all talking at once. A bad sign. I joined the group. Nathalie turned, ‘Did you know there hasn’t been...