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Manish’s Zodiac Signs Predictions for April 2017

Aries ( 21 March – 19 April ) – This is a month in which your strength will shine. There will be a lot of burdens weighing on you but you need to keep your headup, things will come out just fine. The way you will be organizing your life – both on the job [...]

Driving in France? What to do if you’re involved in a car accident

If you’re unfortunate enough to be involved in a car accident (accident d’auto), you must do the following in addition to the standard procedures that apply in all countries.

1. Stop immediately. Switch on your hazard warning lights and put on your high-viz jacket which you should have inside the car so it can [...]

UK employees moving to France

by David Anderson, Sykes Anderson Perry Limited Solicitors London

This article is for general information only. French law is a highly specialised area and you should only act or refrain from acting after receiving full professional advice on the facts of your particular case. This article is for general [...]

November brings the fog…

November’s weather: The only difference between a mist and a fog is the visibility. If visibility is reduced but it is still greater than 1000 metres it’s a mist, but if it is less than 1000 metres then it’s a fog.

It has nothing to do with droplet size, formation mechanism or anything else.

The [...]

Pensioners Debout! September/October 2016 Newsletter

by Brian Cave

1. ECREU – www.ecreu.com

The organisation of the ECREU campaign is under way. A small group of us have signed the necessary papers which under French Law enable it to be an official association.   ECREU has over 3,000 members at the moment -  There is a ‘steering committee’ of six people which [...]

How to Watch RIO 2016 Olympics Live in France, New Zealand & Germany ?

How and Where to Watch RIO 2016 Olympics Live in New Zealand, France, Germany ?

RIO Olympics 2016 is just around the corner and the excitement is already at it’s peak with people from different countries already preparing on, how they going to enjoy these Games.

Satellite TV is up the creek in many parts [...]

How a Basque brought relaxation to France

by Peter Clucas

Sophrology is big in France and less known in the UK. What is it and who invented it?

Combining Western and Eastern relaxation techniques for mind and body, sophrologists help their clients through stressful times. It was developed by Professor Alfonso Caycedo, a Colombian Neuro-Psychiatrist, in 1960’s. He was originally of Basque [...]

From food to festivals, seven resorts that make life in the French Alps extra special

by Julian Walker

“Aside from the skiing, different resorts stand out for different reasons, with some ticking a number of boxes,” . “It could be restaurants, shopping, festivals or nightlife. To help buyers choose where to buy, we’ve listed seven favourite resorts that offer something special.”

Favourite architecture – Megève

Megève is pure chocolate-box beauty. [...]

EU Referendum News

by Brian Cave

Tuesday 13th October

The House of Lords opens the debate [2nd reading] on The Referendum Bill.

British Citizens Overseas: Votes for Life

On October 8th, Lord Alistair Lexden spoke briefly at the annual conference of Conservatives Abroad, the official Party organisation which—under the leadership of its Chairman, Heather Harper, and her small [...]

21st October 210 years ago was not the most auspicious day for France . . .

October was a bad month for the French with the 21st being the anniversary of Trafalgar and the 29th being 600 years since Agincourt !

Pierre-Charles Villeneuve was commanding admiral of the combined 39-ship Franco-Spanish fleet that, on Napoleon’s orders, set sail from Cadiz to blockade Britain. Waiting for him was the 27-ship British fleet under [...]