1 Year of Yellow Vest Protests

1 Year of Yellow Vest Protests

That’s right it’s the anniversary of the Yellow Vest protests. What does that mean? Well, they’ll be celebrating with more protests in the city centre. As a result, TAN is going to be cutting tram and bus services in the city centre. As always check...
TAN Strike following an attack on a driver

TAN Strike following an attack on a driver

Well this one probably comes as a bit of a shock to a lot of people this morning. TAN is on strike today following an attack on a driver last night. En raison d’une agression violente sur un conducteur hier soir sur la ligne 3, un mouvement de solidarité...
Dear Nantes, please stop spamming me with these magazines

Dear Nantes, please stop spamming me with these magazines

I know that everyone is different. Some people enjoy the feel of a book or a newspaper in their hands and that’s great I too like a magazine I can flick through and I sometimes opt to buy them or pick up a brochure. What I don’t however like is having...
Hellfest 3 days passes on sale Wednesday the 9th October 2019

Hellfest 3 days passes on sale Wednesday the 9th October 2019

I still haven’t made it to Hellfest! I keep on saying one year I’ll go but I just never get around to it. That said I know lots of people who’ll be trying to get their hands on three day passes. They go on sale on Wednesday 9th of October at midday!...
A new app for cyclists in Nantes – Vigilo

A new app for cyclists in Nantes – Vigilo

I’ve recently enough started to cycle to work. It has had its ups and downs … but that’s mostly due to the little hills around Nantes. One thing however that does bug me is the blatant disregard for cycle paths at times by motorised vehicles. Hey,...
The SuperU Birthday Box

The SuperU Birthday Box

Didn’t I only just post one of these last year? In the post the other day I again received a happy birthday message with a voucher. This time around I knew what I had to do … so over to the info desk yesterday at SuperU Dalby I went and hey presto the...
The Autumn Sun Pizza

The Autumn Sun Pizza

I was just taken out for lunch to celebrate … and the question is … where do I want to go? I felt like someplace cosy .. so it was either going to be Beckett’s Canteen or Pinocchio’s Pizzeria I’ll give you two guesses which one I went for...
La faute de l’orthographe

La faute de l’orthographe

Woahhhhhh false advertising the blog says a blog in English about life in France … well what the hell is this it’s all in French. A friend just shared this it and I really enjoyed it so … if your French is up to it I think it’s well worth a...
Manif / Protests 14th September 2019

Manif / Protests 14th September 2019

That’s right the protests are starting up again. If you’re new to the city … you’re in for a treat. The Tan lines in the city centre will be cut between 1pm and 8pm so be sure to check the tan.fr website if you need to be somewhere in a hurry....
School Holidays 2019 – 2020

School Holidays 2019 – 2020

One week of school down already. If you’re trying to organise your school year a little bit better though it pays to know when the holidays are. The government has released the holiday timetable already so if you’re in one of the public schools this should...
La Folie des Plantes 2019

La Folie des Plantes 2019

Late notice but I’ve been busy this week … it’s the Folie des Plantes this weekend. What is it? For those new to Nantes it’s 2 days of plants plants plants! Things for the kids to do. Things for the adults to do. Buy plants / talk / pick up...
Where is Brian?

Where is Brian?

Brian is not in the Kitchen … At least if this screengrab is anything to go by … The English Prime Minister Brian Johnson 😀 Link: https://www.facebook.com/ouestfrance/posts/10157456246650295 Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click...
Ryanair Strike August 2019

Ryanair Strike August 2019

Ryanair strikes are coming … I shared on the Facebook page last week but Irish Pilots will decide to day if they’ll be striking as well. 1 Week of notice is required so we should know by the end of the day if Ryanair will give in to the pilot demands but...
So was July 2019 hot in France?

So was July 2019 hot in France?

This is pretty mind blowing from the Copernicus Climate Change ProgrammeFirst up we’ve got France in mid May 2019 …  Next we’ve got France at the end of July 2019 For comparison we’ve also got France end of July 2018 … but it’s...
Getting Fizzy with it – The SodaStream

Getting Fizzy with it – The SodaStream

My name’s James and I … I have a problem *sighs* it’s difficult for me to talk about this but I’m here to share so ….  yes I … I … *sighs* I drink too much coke! THERE … I’ve said it! My wife too has an addiction...
Tan Lines Cut in the city centre

Tan Lines Cut in the city centre

That’s right folks the Tan lines are cut at various places around the city. Is there ever a good time to do this? It always seems like they do some key things right bang in the middle of the tourist season. Not ideal when it’s not always clear ot a...