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 /...
Day 14: Free Parking / Transport at the weekends

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

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...
Gilet The Best Macron Can Get

Gilet The Best Macron Can Get

Do you ever get weird ideas? 🙂 I do!  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new...
Day 11: Noël au Château – Nocturne

Day 11: Noël au Château – Nocturne

Feel like doing something different with the kids? 🙂 Well this Saturday the 15th of December you can at the Castle from 4pm until 8pm you can get into the Christmas spirit at the castle. Places are limited with last entrance at 19:15 so I’m guessing it’ll...
Day 10: The Festival Univerciné Britannique 2018 – 2019

Day 10: The Festival Univerciné Britannique 2018 – 2019

Day 10 already the time does fly and I managed to not get around to posting day 8 and 9 of my 24 days of posts. For this post however my wife had a small hand in it, as the students in one of her classes made the subtitles of one of the films 🙂 Not to mention...
Protests 8th December in the city centre

Protests 8th December in the city centre

Protests once again. What does it mean? Apart from not being able to buy alcohol in the supermarkets ) it means there are going to be public transport issues in the city centre with the various lines cut. I suspect it’s probably going to put a dampner on...
Day 7: The Advent Calendar at the Castle

Day 7: The Advent Calendar at the Castle

So I’ve not made it in to see the advent calendar at the castle just yet I’m afraid to say. Life, work, and the weather have gotten in the way. However if you’d like to see something a little bit different every day then why not visit the castle?...
Alcohol banned from sale for the weekend

Alcohol banned from sale for the weekend

Have just been out picking up the Christmas Tree. We’re back to the news that there’s a ban on the sale of alcohol from midday today until midday Sunday in all the shops. Don’t worry we stocked up with some Glühwein! from IKEA while we were there....
Day 5:  Les Flâneries de Noël

Day 5: Les Flâneries de Noël

This should really by my post for Friday but I’m giving you some advance warning as it starts this Friday. Les Flâneries de Noël is on this weekend. It starts on Friday and runs through to  Sunday. What is it ? It’s an artists / creators market....
Day 1: Good News Kids!

Day 1: Good News Kids!

He knows if you’ve been good or bad but he’s not allowed to spank your arse! You know I actually thought that this one was already law but it would seem it wasn’t. The other night Thursday -> Friday the National Assembly voted in a bill making it...
TAN strike 25th September

TAN strike 25th September

I’ve known about this I think for 2 weeks but full details are finally out There’s a TAN strike set for tomorrow Tuesday the 25th September 2018 and it’s kinda a big one. Lots of buses won’t be running, tram lines will be on yellow days You can...
Careful that your sweets don’t contain pork!

Careful that your sweets don’t contain pork!

You may know I’m into my food. I like eating in restaurants. I like cooking. So this one interests me. Food Watch published an article on Wednesday about the contents of a number of common food products. Yoplait yogurts that contain traces of beef? Tinned green...
What’s on this weekend? 21st Sept 2018

What’s on this weekend? 21st Sept 2018

It’s about time I got active on the blog again after the holidays, but just a quick break from work and post today. What’s on this weekend? As always you can find a list of things on the nantes.fr website. Not too much that interests me this weekend. If...
€160 Free? That sounds “Très Bien” to me

€160 Free? That sounds “Très Bien” to me

Free Money! It’s amazing the lengths the banks will go to get new customers though I guess when you do setup an account you’re possibly going to be there for life. This one only applies to students who’ve just finished their BAC though. If...