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Carrefour runout of butter again ? Churn you own . . .

Pour a pint of heavy cream or whipping cream into your mixer, turn on low speed, then raise to medium speed.

First, the cream will turn into whipped cream with soft, then stiff peaks. Keep going until the cream breaks.

You’ll now see the butter clinging to the beater. This usually takes anywhere from 5 […]

Christmas in France: What really happens ?

In France, Christmas is called Noel. This comes from the French phrase les bonnes nouvelles,” which means “the good news” and refers to the gospel.

In France it is a time for the whole family to come together at Christmas to holiday and worship. On the eve of Christmas beautifully lit churches and cathedrals, […]

Your reading for December . . .

Reviews by Susan Keefe The God Mind Principles

by Krystyna Fowler and Phillip Fowler

What an amazing and life changing book! Jointly written by husband and wife Spiritual Writers Krystyna and Phillip Fowler, The God Mind Principles is a truly enlightening book, which if you want, can be the catalyst to change your life […]

Tripping to Corsica

British Airways customers will have even more choice of sunshine spots this summer with the launch of a new route to Corsica from Heathrow Terminal 5.

Holidaymakers wanting to relax on pristine beaches, stroll through unspoilt coastal towns and explore charming hilltop villages should head to the picture-perfect French island this summer with direct flights […]

Pickering’s Pot Pourri

by Richard Pickering

Take it or leave it In a bid to head off at the pass any potential amendments to the Brexit Bill, David Davis has confirmed that which was expected; that MPs will get a vote on the final terms. However, it is unlikely to achieve this bid. Rather than being the ‘significant […]

A new restaurant opens in Alet les Bains

Les Marguerites Jardin de Thé opens its doors for the first time on the newly renovated barn – a space for people to come and enjoy traditional British food in a cosy informal environment and at affordable prices.

Menus are always seasonal and use the freshest of local ingredients.

Les Marguerites is perfect for any […]


Sagittarius ( 22 November -21 December ) – You may be a little introspective as you review your plans. There can be frustrating delays, particularly on the job now. It’s possible that circumstances will bring you together with something inexplicable and only your intuition or sub consciousness will let you guess what this really might […]

Stamp Duty Land Tax: relief for first time buyers in the UK

by David Anderson

Sykes Anderson Perry explains the Stamp Duty changes announced on 22nd November 2017

Please note that the information herein is of a general nature and you should not act or refrain from acting on it without professional advice on the specific facts of your case. No liability is accepted by the author […]

What happens if you sell your French home after leaving France? 

By Rob Kay, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks

The Constitutional Court has ruled that the main home capital gains tax and social charges exemption is only available to French residents. If you leave France, you will lose it.

Capital gains on the sale of a property in France are liable to both French tax and […]

Your reading for November

by Susan Keefe

Survivor Love Thy Enemy by James Dennison As a youngster the author was raised a catholic, his father owned an Irish bar in the north side of Chicago, he was shy and had a devoted girlfriend. Those years were a time of wonderful innocence, luckily, he had no idea what the future […]