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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?



The 2CV is back on the road !

I have absolutely no idea how Dave the mechanic managed to put it all back together, but he did.

To celebrate, I went to Ploermel to do some shopping. I parked next to a big white van in Super U’s car park and went in search of some fish.

I never lock the 2CV, the theory being that there isn’t anything of any value in the car, and should someone want my shopping basket,

I would rather they opened the door and took  it rather than smash a lock or tear the roof.

I returned to the car swinging my kilo of mussels, jumped in the car.. and there was a man in the passenger seat. Aaaaah!

He was a respectable looking man in his seventies, with a moustache.

“Bonjour Madame” he said.

“Bonjour Monsieur” I replied, somewhat automatically.

“I had a 2CV just like this when I was a young man, I adored it, but unfortunately the chassis corroded. I hope you don’t mind but when I tried the door of your car and it was open, I just had to sit in your car and remember the days of my youth. Merci Madame”.

He opened the door, got out of the car, took one last look at the 2CV and disappeared behind the white van.

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