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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?

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

Nicola Harrington

About seven months ago, the mayor agreed to sell us a small right of way which only serves our garden.

The notaire asked for our marriage certificate (I have absolutely no idea why our marriage certificate has any relevance to buying a tiny piece of land), which I sent by return. Since then we have heard nothing.

I went to see the mayor’s secretary this afternoon.

“Yes, that is strange”, she agreed. “The pre-emption period has passed”.

Yes, thankfully, now, we won’t have a local farmer growing his tomatoes next to our gable end !!

“Eugene!” she shouted to the mayor in the next office.” Madame Harrington is here, have you heard about the right of way?”

“No!” he shouted back. “If you get me the notaire, I’ll ask where we are”.

After a rather protracted conversation, it appears that no one is quite sure who the land belongs too.

The notaire agreed to look into it….

This may take some time !!

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