French security forces are on high alert as the country prepares to see in the New Year, with 10,000 police officers deployed in the Paris region alone to guarantee the safety of residents and tourists.
I hope you had a good Christmas. Here in my house Christmas Day was a quiet and peaceful time for the most part. The animals got some treats and I took the dogs for an extra walk late at night. Where I live, the roads are not lit by street lamps and at night it’s […]
Text & images by Alex Jardine. This summer has seen exceptionally little rainfall in Iceland, an odd occurrence in a country where the saying goes “if you don’t like the weather just wait five minutes”. The lack of rain has left the salmon rivers steadily dropping throughout the prime July runs, and made me nervous […]
The one advantage of being sent off to collect random Ebay purchases (new hob, Bristol) is that occasionally the places I visit happen to be near interesting bits of water. A couple of years back I had my best ever perch session, fishing just two hours before I had another Ebay collection to make (TV … Continue reading “Ebay Dace”
In the far south west corner of Brittany, is a little known to tourists area called Pays Bigouden in the department of Finistère. There are three small fishing ports around this coastline: St Guenole, Le Guilvinec and Loctudy which along with Douarnenez to the north are reputed to land 25% of all the inshore fish in France. […]
A woman who killed her abusive husband and became a symbol of the suffering of France’s domestic violence victims walked free from prison on Wednesday after receiving a presidential pardon.
Following the Berlin attack, suspected assailant Anis Amri travelled from Germany to the Netherlands and then on to France before heading to Italy where police shot him dead, investigative sources revealed Wednesday.
Some of the best places for fabulous gifts are museum shops and none more so than the brilliant Comedie Francaise in Paris. Founded in 1680, since 1799 the home of Comedie Francaise has been at the heart of the Palais Royal and that’s where its lovely little boutique gift shop is too. You’ll find a […]
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Being the closest part of France to England, Calais has for many years been the favourite entry port for those of us crossing the channel whether it be for a day’s shopping, a weekend break or an even longer stay in that rather off the beaten track part of the country. It’s a place where […]
A French mayor who is a member of France’s right-wing eurosceptic National Front party has renamed a street in his town “rue de Brexit”, meant as a “homage” to Britain’s decision to leave the European Union in June.