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...
What’s on this weekend?

What’s on this weekend?

A manga expo? A James Turrell expo? Vikings? LVAN? .. lots to do if you’re around Nantes this weekend and at worst you can always follow the green line around the city and have a nice meal (You knew I’ve have to include food in the post right?) As always...
Congrats France on the World Cup Win

Congrats France on the World Cup Win

Congrats France on winning the World Cup yesterday and with the country gone slightly crazy last night this seems highly appropriate today 🙂 Of course it does require a small bit of understanding of French but I think I’d this much covered for the Leaving Cert...
Police Clashes after man shot dead in Nantes

Police Clashes after man shot dead in Nantes

It’s not always good when Nantes is in the news. I suspect if you’re out in the evenings in any of the hot zones you’ll want to be careful as we’ve seen things flare in the past. Breil, Dervallières, et Malakoff. Link:...
A new lease of life for 15 places in Nantes

A new lease of life for 15 places in Nantes

So in case you didn’t know it there was a vote recently to decide 15 places to re-invent in Nantes. There were originally 81 projects at the end of January 2017 … this was whittled down to 41 and from the 9th to the 23rd of June 2018 they were voted on....
Nantes Loves Cricket

Nantes Loves Cricket

I’m finding myself without much time to blog at the moment. We did however make it to the Cricket yesterday in the Parc du Grand Blottereau. Cricket you say? Yep I’m finding out more and more about Nantes all the time. There’s a male team and a...
Nantes est un chantier

Nantes est un chantier

Walking home the other day and you get the weirdest ideas. There’s construction work going on everywhere. The tram for me is cut in the evenings and also slows down as it’s passing the various construction sites. The station / gare has construction going...
Passion Japan 2018

Passion Japan 2018

It’s Friday so if you’re looking for what’s on in and around Nantes this weekend why not check out nantes.fr/sorties For me the highlight is Passion Japon and I know Charlotte is going to love it too 🙂 I think we’re set for some rather nice...
Manif 22nd May! 09:30 – 14:30

Manif 22nd May! 09:30 – 14:30

Another week … another Manif … they couldn’t have held it yesterday on the bank holiday? The TAN will be cut in the city center this morning from 09:30 – 14:30 at least. As always check tan.fr for full details Share this:Click to share on...
The Wind that Shakes the Barley Free Movie

The Wind that Shakes the Barley Free Movie

What’s that? Free Ken Loach movie with Cillian Murphy you say? Ireland 1919: workers from field and country unite to form volunteer guerrilla armies to face the ruthless ‘Black and Tan’ squads that are being shipped from Britain to block...
100% Nantais Chocolate

100% Nantais Chocolate

Good news everybody we’re now able to manufacture our own chocolate with 100% of the ingredients being sourced locally! That’s right we’ve managed to produce “180 grammes de chocolat 100 % nantais” from the glass houses at the Parc du...
How is your delicious wife?

How is your delicious wife?

This really makes me laugh 🙂 Macron thanks Australian leader’s ‘delicious wife’ We all make mistakes with other languages well I know I do 😀 I’m not actually sure if it has been in the media in France because … I don’t actually...
The 1st of May Farmers Market

The 1st of May Farmers Market

If you’re looking for something a little different to do this May 1st Bank Holiday Tuesday then why not take a trip to the farm (La Ferme de la Pannetière). One issue if you’re trying to take public transport is that the TAN won’t be running (At...