Do you ever need a Calais Hotel? Or at least one close by? Do you prefer to stay outside of Calais itself? Are you looking for a reasonably priced hotel and restaurant? Perhaps you have your pets with you and need a place that accommodates animals? Hotel Bal is worth considering Over the years we have stayed […]
An opportunity we couldn’t miss Even though I am recovering from a broken ankle we couldn’t miss out on one of the very last chances to see the LHC in situ before it is finally closed to the public. The upgrading work on the LHC is close to being finished. CERN are planning to restart […]
Pet sitters are not an uncommon breed in France. They provide a wonderful service to those that need help in walking dogs or who need someone to visit their home while they are away to look after their pets. Services offered include dog walking, feeding your pets, changing litter, watering plants, opening and closing shutters. The French have even […]
French pop music is thriving and is of course, subjective to one’s taste. Over time I will add more posts with my own favourites and I’ll give the reasons for choosing them. If you think I’ve left someone or something important out why not leave me a comment. The links I’ve included to Amazon are […]
Frontalier Health Insurance has been debated for about 50 or so years. Frontaliers are those people that cross over the border each day for work. So far the only worth while answer has been private medical insurance. About 90-95% of all frontaliers have chosen this option. This has enabled the frontaliers to obtain medical advice […]
French Culture is the country as a whole; it’s what makes France, French. It’s what makes us love and hate the place and the people all at the same time. We really do have a special relationship with our nearest neighbour across ‘La Manche’ (English Channel). It’s a way of life, it’s exciting, it’s chic, […]
“WRS is dead. Long live WRS.” (“Frontier” a free English magazine published for the Geneva, Lausanne and neighbouring France areas.) As from our earlier post “World Radio Switzerland“, WRS, the English speaking station in Switzerland, was indeed taken over by Anglo Media SA run by founder and radio presenter Mark Butcher. Mark was the voice of […]
Thermalec 46 For plumbers and electricians in the Cahors area. We have used Thermalec 46 since our main plumber/electrician retired. They have always been professional and given an excellent service. They once came out on Boxing Day for us when we had a problem with the boiler of our central heating system.
Builders in France are the same as in the rest of the world. There are for the most part the brilliant ones but alas there exists a small minority that give the industry a slighted reputation.
Switzerland – Headlights Obligatory while driving comes into force as from the beginning of January 2014. This includes driving with their headlights even during daylight. This is just a snippet after reading an article from our friends’ website at “Know-it-all passport®“. They publish a wonderful book every 2 years which contains a massive amount of […]