Gilets Jaunes ACT VII Saturday 29th December

Gilets Jaunes ACT VII Saturday 29th December

We’re back and it’s the first Saturday after Christmas and we’re starting ACT VII of the Gilets Jaunes protests. Once again they seem to be splitting up into multiple groups potentially starting at 11 this morning with another protest kicking off at...
Where to eat Christmas Day / New Years Day?

Where to eat Christmas Day / New Years Day?

Not everyone is as great a cook as I am … and modest too. (Just kidding, it just might not make sense to cook a big meal or you may not have an oven or you may just not like cooking. Most of my international students at the Ecole de Design won’t be getting...
Day 24: Is Santa Free Today?

Day 24: Is Santa Free Today?

On a whim I decided to try to write one hopefully interesting blog post a day for 24 days. An advent calendar of blog posts if you will, but you know what? It takes time. It has just turned midnight and I’m going to write my day 24 post. It’s going to be a...
Day 22: Oh Crap I forgot the presents!

Day 22: Oh Crap I forgot the presents!

So it’s Saturday and Christmas day is Tuesday … you’ve still not bought any presents …  what do you do … WHAT DO YOU DO? Now of course you could go and buy a box of Roses or a Lynx deodorant gift set but you can’t find Roses here (...
Evil Christmas Presents

Evil Christmas Presents

It’s the 22nd of December and I think the video says it all. I don’t do Christmas presents! It pretty much sums up my Christmas present life quite nicely. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new...
Day 21: Noël aux Nefs 2018

Day 21: Noël aux Nefs 2018

For the last few years at the Les Machines de l’île you’ve got some kinda cool Christmas festivities. The artists from the Machines take to ice sculpting and come up with some rather amazing sculptures. This year there’ll be … AMI6 cie Exoot...
More Gilets Jaunes protests this Saturday 22nd December

More Gilets Jaunes protests this Saturday 22nd December

Gilets jaunes, gilets jaunes, gilets all the way … oh what fun it is to … NO … no it’s not fun and it’s now entering it’s sixth week of protests? It’s being called the Act VI. A Cloud of Tear Gas at the 50 Otages via Conúil...
Minster says no to reunification referendum

Minster says no to reunification referendum

Well that was quick! Hot on the heels of the elected officials saying no the reunification of Brittany / Nantes (Loire-Atlantique) BUT saying lets have a people’s referendum comes the answer NO So they basically pass the buck and the blame now lies with the...
Irish Ferries may axe the Rosslare / France route

Irish Ferries may axe the Rosslare / France route

This one may not affect you so much but if you’re Irish and you take the ferry at all it may well. Irish Ferries has announced they may not be operating the Rosslare / France route in 2019.  https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2018/1218/1017939-irish-ferries/ No...
Day 19: Buying books locally at the Librairie Durance

Day 19: Buying books locally at the Librairie Durance

Do you Amazon? It’s so handy right? click, add to cart … check out .. click!  Do you buy locally? Do you support local shops? Truth be told I do a mix. It’s not always easy or that cost effective to buy locally but when we don’t what happens?...
Day 18: The light show at the cathedral

Day 18: The light show at the cathedral

From Thursday the 20th until the 28th of December 2018 the Cathedral will be lit up by a 15 minute light show each evening (Except for the 24th) From 19:30 until 21:30 running every half hour (19:30 20:00 20:30 21:00 21:30)  À la cathédrale : une projection son et...
Day 17: Le Mur “Tombé du Ciel” lives again in Nantes

Day 17: Le Mur “Tombé du Ciel” lives again in Nantes

Not exactly a Christmas themed post this time but In case you missed it in all it’s glory when it was first unveiled the Royal De Luxe “Le Mur Tombé du Ciel” is back in all it’s glory. After a restoration costing around 70k? involving the work...
Will Nantes be part of Brittany again?

Will Nantes be part of Brittany again?

Did you know there was a vote this morning on whether we should be back as part of Brittany?  Many associations and groups want Nantes back in Brittany or should I maybe say Loire-Atlantique which is the department we’re in (within Pays de la Loire) ...
Day 16: A movie for the kids

Day 16: A movie for the kids

I posted up about the The Festival Univercine Britannique the other day and this post is more of the same. However it’s for the kids this time! Remember it’s free public transport as well so what have you got to lose? 🙂 When was the last time you were...
Protests 15th December

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 /...