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.

Nicola Harrington - guest blogger living in France with 7 holiday rental gites

Nicola Harrington

The president of the Reminiac Christmas Fair called yesterday.

“Nicole, can you make some Christmas cakes for the Christmas fair ? We have several requests for them, could you make eight ?”

The Christmas fair in in ten days time, and I don’t have any black treacle or any marzipan.

Is it possible to make Christmas cake without black treacle, or does it just become a fruit cake?

The marzipan is another worry entirely: the French supermarkets only seem to sell pink or green marzipan.

This year, the Christmas cakes may have to be called ‘Punks’ fruit cakes’.

This morning, the search for black treacle will commence…

First things first: what is ‘black treacle’ in French?

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