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.

We now live in a society where litter is less of a problem.

We are now much more responsible when it comes to litter, which is somewhat surprising as there are very few litter bins.

I understand the reasons why litter bins had to be drastically reduced, as they’re particularly useful for terrorists when hiding potentially lethal bombs.

We have now become used to taking our litter home with us.

Generally, this is fine… but the decaying remains of a picnic in a hot car for six hours can make the journey home a little unpleasant.. for this reason, bananas are banned from our summertime picnic..

Imagine my joy at discovering bins at Damgan beach.. bananas and melons are back on the menu !!

The Tardis Bin

The Tardis Bin

We have been having picnics at Damgan for years, and I have never experienced an overflowing bin.

Do they empty these bins twice or three times a day, or are the French less offended by decaying fruit skins ?

Yesterday I discovered the answer to this problem that has been on my mind for the last ten years : these bins are literally tardis’s!!

They are huge…so clever, the bins sink into the ground, allowing the huge bin bags to absorb so much more rubbish.

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