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Democracy is to be fought for, it is easy to vote for the status quo - But with no Change in the EU.... there may be no Gain?

With all of the Elections going on here in France and the UK I'm finally observing both people on the street (the 'electorate') and people in power…

Brittany Blogs have gone quiet

Is it because this corner of France is no longer attractive to the Brits?

Attention all cats lovers

If, like me, you rely on the well-being of your pets to feel good yourself, you probably live with one, two or more cats or doggies. Unfortunately they often cost quite a lot of money but they are well worth it, we all know that.

Visit the most powerful trawler in western France

80 m long, 16.5 m wide, 4 Rolls Royce engines of 22 000 cv each, the Abeille Bourbon trawler is the most powerful trawler on the western coast of Brittany.

La Bourboule

If there is a place where old hotels go to die, La Bourboule must be strongly in the running. Going by the average age of the residents, not a few people must also choose to end their days here.

Breaking Bread

As Christmas approaches and days are getting shorter and colder, I have been experimenting with the bread machine to find something a bit special for that period when tasty snacks are welcome after the indulgences of the holidays.

In the back seat of a car

I had a few days in Paris. My humans decided to drive there. All good with plenty of water & 'other' stops. Remember the seat belts! I always…

999 or 911 or 000 - none of the above

It depends where you are, but the number you call for an emergency is easy to remember -- if you are human. Veterinary numbers are not nearly…

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