France

A 5-Year Reprieve
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A 5-Year Reprieve

It’s been a while since I last posted here. After getting quite into the swing of writing blog posts on this and that, putting a lot of drafts together, even getting to the stage of having a plan, and working behind the scenes on a redesign of the site. Then life got in the way,…

How to Swap your UK Driving License for a French Permis du Conduire

How to Swap your UK Driving License for a French Permis du Conduire

If you’re living in France and have been here more than six months, you’re legally obliged to swap your UK license for a French one. I’d say that’s a little known fact. Most people don’t bother and while I’ve heard that that’s not usually a problem (and not something the gendarmes pulled me up on…

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Winter in the Garden

It’s December. It’s definitely colder than summer, but compared to our two previous years here so far winter is shaping up to be a much milder – and therefore, more enjoyable, winter. We’ve got sunshine most days, which is great and means we’re burning our way through the wood pile at a much slower pace….