Nantes Today, a blog in English about life in Nantes

Protests 15th December

At this stage these protests are like a Christmas tradition right? Kids what do you remember most about Christmas ... I remember being so emotional .. and the way my eyes used to water up ... at the tear gas!  Hopefully we'll be able to avoid the CRS / Tear Gas this...

Day 14: Free Parking / Transport at the weekends

What with teaching a 4 hour advanced web design class yesterday and a sick son I've missed my Day 13 post.  Today however it has been announced that parking and transport will be free at the weekends (So that's the 15th / 16th and 22nd / 23rd December 2018 NO that...

What’s the ‘Gilets Jaunes’ movement all about?

I think it's quite easy to get caught up in the TV coverage that we're constantly being bombarded with. Tear gas / Riot Police / Fighting / Violence ... but what's it all about apart from disruption? Here's a nice video from France 24 I was sent earlier. ...

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Day 12 – Ballet Dancer at the Nefs 2015
Day 12 – Ballet Dancer at the Nefs 2015

I feel like I'm cheating a little bit with today's post but it's a photo I took 3 years ago that I really love. It's of a dancer in a snow globe. It happened as part of the Noël aux Nefs in 2015. We all love snow globes right? Well this was a pretty cool experience....

Out and about!

Nandi’s Indian Restaurant in Nantes

Nandi’s Indian Restaurant in Nantes

It's not often we get out in the evening. Kids and lack of family close by tend to do that a bit. However it was a special occasion a few weeks ago, namely my birthday. I asked Val if she'd like to try Nandi's Indian and well I didn't need to ask twice. I've heard...

What’s Cooking

Kidney Bean Burgers

Kidney Bean Burgers

This is pretty much Jack Monroe's Kidney Bean Burger recipe from Cooking on a Bootstrap and I've tried it a few times now and it's definitely becoming a favourite around here. I only came across her site last year but she's got some great recipes and from the looks of...