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 NormandyOk so we’re here and I can”t believe how fast the past two weeks has gone!

The furniture was delivered on schedule and then we had the task of deciding where everything was to go. We also cleared out our barn, which was five years overdue and had three full dechetterie runs in our van.

We’ve now rebuilt wardrobes, changed pictures around and the place feels more like home than just a holiday home.

My Siret number has now come through so I’m fully registered here and have now added our French telephone number to my Usborne Books signs and Tots to Travel signs on our van. The Tots to Travel job is going well and I only feel I’ve scratched the surface yet. There are so many child-friendly gites around, and it’s good to feel that I”m starting to help house owners fill their empty weeks! If anybody is interested I think there is still a few of Wendy Shand’s free books available for house owners with tips and advice.

On the Usborne Books front, there will be a stall at the AIKB Kermesse over in Laniscat (They’ve changed the date to 22nd August now) I’m also looking into having a stand at an Anglo Info exhibition at the beginning of October, in Josselin.

In fact Josselin seems to have been our centre of the universe recently!
We had a great time there at a medieval feast on the evening of 13th July, followed by the Medieval Festival on 14th. It’s a shame the weather wasn’t kind on 14th, with some very heavy downpours during the day- as everyone has made such an effort and there were loads of people in some very impressive Medieval costumes wandering around the town.
Allan and I also did a Vide-Grenier on Sunday in Josselin. The good weather had returned by then and it was a baking hot day and I was very pleased that we have taken our gazebo for shelter!

We are back to the UK tomorrow for the next couple of weeks, tying up loose ends and selling our final goods and chattels that we have left there on ebay. Can’t wait to be back here though in August!

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