Wednesday, October 22, 2008
My micro station d'épuration will be in the ground in a few weeks time and will be treating all my household waste water to the very high standards of the EN 12566-3 requirements.
This will be a pleasant change from the existing state of affairs which is basically a smelly hole in the ground! Having said that my smelly hole smells better than a lot of septic tanks I've come across.
Looking forward to reclaiming what was a very nice corner of my garden!
To see more about the micro stations d'épuration in France go to: www.micro-station-france.com
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
I've pulled together a little more information about how they work here: Air source heat pumps in France: Aerothermie - Pompe a chaleur
I'm looking forward to fitting them but it's going to have to wait until after next weekend! I'll let you know how it goes!
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
The European commission has forced the French government to remove certain restrictions on savings accounts in the French banking system. This is leading to increased availability of interest paying bank accounts and therefor increased competition from the French banks for your money.
Read the full article here
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
To see the Brest 2008 Gallery and info Click Here
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Plan your route carefully and be sure to take a GPS or set of maps to enable you to navigate via the back roads if the operation escargot does in fact occur tomorrow in France.
Don't forget to have your fluorescent jacket and warning triangle in your car for the 1st of July - it will be mandatory for driving in France!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
The Fete de la Musique usually involves free concerts and music in towns throughout France. In Brittany my local town of Pontivy will have several bands and different types of music spread throughout the town center. It's a night where the police will not be telling bars and clubs to turn down their music!
Get out there and enjoy the closed streets and the families walking from band to band soaking up the atmosphere and meeting friends.
The Fete de la Musique only happens once a year in France!!!!! Doesn't happen at all in the UK :o
Monday, June 16, 2008
As of the 1st of July 2008 you are required to carry not only a warning triangle in your car but also a fluorescent safety vest while driving in France. In fact the safety vest must be carried inside the car and not in the boot.
If you are involved in an accident or breakdown whilst driving in France, or assit someone in an accident or breakdown in France, you are required to wear your reflective saftey jacket.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
It also explains some of the differences between French Public Schools and French Private Schools, not just simply that Public Schools are free in France but the difference in the way they operate - makes interesting reading.
Gerard Bastien is running watercolour painting courses in France, mainly in Brittany and he attends art exhibitions throughout France and sometimes the UK.
The french word for a watercolour is Aquarelles - a watercolour course is Stages Aquarelles.
Visit his website as it takes form at http://www.gerard-bastien.com/
Currently updating http://www.gites-brittany.com/ as well as creating tons of new websites for clients and an exciting collaboration on http://www.angloimmo.com/ a new French property website that will have distinct areas for Brittany and every region of France.