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.

Usborne books representative in Brittany and NormandyBack in Brittany, after a busy few weeks seeing my son in Germany and then back to the UK sorting out bits and bobs. Just about cleared the house now. Haven”t had any interest in our house sale so it’s now on the rental market until things pick up.

Elizabeille - Brittany craft hall with artisans, classes and demonstrationsI’m delighted to announce that there is now a permanent Usborne Books stall in Elizabeille, the artisan, craft and brocante gallery that’s just opened in Laurenan. If you”ve not been, it’s definitely worth a visit and Elizabeth has attracted more and more stalls. Tomorrow afternoon there’s a Farmer’s Market being held there from 1.30pm, with lots of local produce on sale and the chance to taste some home made jam and lemon curd! There”s also craft sessions running on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon for kids, so if you fancy having a cup of tea and a cake whilst the kids are entertained, why not go along? There’s full details on the website www.elizabeille.com

I’m off to the Vide-Grenier at Monterterlot on Sunday morning, and then next Sunday there’s the AIKB Kermesse near Laniscat where I’ll be taking my Usborne Books. I’ve also recently found out that there’s Noce Bretonne at Helleanon Sunday 22nd August. Last year two of our English friends were chosen to be the couple who were getting married, dressed in full Breton costume – They had only moved to the village a year before – What an honour! How’s that for Integration?

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