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 /...
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...
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...