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.

Order of Service at a French Catholic Baptism

Order of Service

Today François arrived with the Order of Service.

This is all very new to me. I have been inside a catholic church let alone attended a Mass.

It all looks pretty straightforward. Then the bombshell.

Ҏicole, would you like to read the reading?

Whoa. My head was screaming “Just say NO”. Reading in a church in front of people you don’t know, in French. Just say NO.

François must have seen the horror on my face. If you don’t want to do it, I can ask Olivier, the godfather.

Yes please. Relief swept over me.

I wonder, will there be incense?

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