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Another Speeding Ticket

By Liz / 16th August 2018 / 2 Comments

Liz got yet another speeding ticket this week. OK, she wasn’t in the car at the time. But the car is in her name, and I have always insisted it’s just much simpler if we pay the fine and say no more about it. And anyway, I was only going a little bit faster than…

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Tesco store at night

The Top 5 Foods from Home

By Liz / 25th February 2018 / 0 Comments

We are often asked, “Is there anything you miss from the UK?”  And in all honesty, apart from family, the answer has to be “No.” “But what about food?” you might ask. Well, there is very little that can’t be bought locally.  The Chalais Intermarché has a British aisle, and there are a couple of…

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The Best Croissants in Chalais

By Liz / 11th February 2018 / 3 Comments

Croissants, coffee and some fruit juice for breakfast. What could be more French? And what could be easier than walking from your gite to the nearest boulangerie to buy your croissants? In Chalais we have a choice of six different bakers, and four of those are within 250 metres – a comfortable morning stroll.  …

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