Monday, June 28, 2004

Drunk Driving Laws in France


Just rode back on my Bike from a bar in the village GREAT! BUT beware if you're tugged by the old bill in France and you're on a push bike you can still lose your driving license if you're over the limit!!!!!

But you can still drive !?&*(£"! Yes that's right you can still drive a car...Ok so it's a very little car with a very small engine that'll do about 45-50 mph MAX but it's got 4 seats and a roof, doors what more do you want.

These cars are called Sans Permit which means you don't require a license to drive them. So if you see one be afraid because the only people driving them are either Old people who can't drive or people that have lost their license for one reason or another!!!! They can often be seen driving the wrong way down a one way street or bouncing of thecurbss around the Place de La Eglise! Shocking stuff!

So drink driving over here is more acceptable, by the people...but the state says only 50mg/L whereas I think the UK is 80mg/L so beware they can confiscate your car if you're driving it over the limit.

Having said that the roads are not as heavily policed over here. I wonder if you'd get done if you were on a horse...or perhaps you'd only get done if the horse was over the limit?

Bon Chance!

Friday, June 04, 2004

Living in England or Living in France

I hope someone can answer this:

Why do people still live in England, when they could live almost anywhere else in the world and have better surroundings and a better standard of living? Talk to these guys about living in France they are honest and registered estate agents in Brittany France and they have a comprehensive range of properties for sale in Brittany.

But first you could take a holiday here to make sure you like it...take a look at Holiday Gites in France for places to stay and some tourist information.


Grass cutting in France

Just sat down with a very nice real ale - McEwans Champion 7.3% and it's really nice ;)

Had to have a drink after cutting the grass. Why do people think sit on lawn mowers are COOOL? They're not! If you've got a lot of grass to cut they're just a tool to get the job done without getting too bloody knackered. However you still get rattled about and jolted all over the place....Oh yes they can be dangerous too:

I was cutting the grass on a nice sunny day and... (I'd better explain now about the brakes on my sit on lawn mower...There is one peddle it is the brake and clutch at the same time...Let it up and off you go put it down and you stop..It's got gears as well but that's not important) anyway there I was cutting around the swings no probs but I then cut under the swings which normally involves a bit of fending off of ropes etc... This time I get the swing chair and rope caught under the brake peddle!!!!!!!!! I can't push it down!!!!!!!!! I'm going forwards and UPWARDS and slewing to the side!!!!!!>.................................

Thankfully the seat has an ignition cut out. So if your backside comes off, the motor cuts out. BE WARNED SIT ON LAWN MOWERS AND KIDS PLAY AREAS ARE BAD NEWS!!! Anyway learned from that one! Built a fence around the area so I can't go in there with the sit on lawn mower...I now send my wife in with a push mower to cut that area....Hey it's good exercise and she's always watching what she eats :0

A mate of mine was driving his sit on lawn mower into a trailer to take it for repairs. He ended up trapped underneath the thing when it over balanced and back-flipped....Petrol pissing out everywhere and all his wife said was 'oh you're OK, get up'. This guy couldn't see straight he'd cracked his head on the ground and had double vision. Now that's no way for a wife to treat her husband! He's OK now!

What the hell, the grass is cut and I've got a nice drink so cheers, Bon Weekend!


Living in France

I've been living in France for three and a half years. I'm living near to Pontivy in Central Brittany. I've only left Brittany for two days in all that time and that was only to Normandy.

I've not been back to the UK since I waved goodbye at Portsmouth!

SO what do I mis

Real Ale
Curry Houses
Mum & Dad

But most of the above can come over and see me and bring a bit of the other so I get by!

I've got about 30 bottles of prime real ale left. So that'll keep me going a little longer...until my m8 arrives with some new home brew system he's found :)