In the latest of an A-Z of French food and cuisine, we examine the humble turkey and its myriad uses in French cooking.
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Moving from one area of France to another, more than 800 miles away, has proven to be difficult, and the experience may help those who are thinking of doing just that. The blog posting covers the basics of where to look for property, how to single out the place where you think you want to move, and how to make the decision to finally move. It’s a huge upheavel, since it will mean uprooting and moving to somewhere you know no-one, after having become accustomed to the area in which you already live. The blog will come in various parts, though this part covers the search for the ideal climate and the home of your dreams, even at a distance.
QROPS’s popularity among British expat investors is largely due to the benefits an investor yields in comparison to the pension plan in the UK. According to the last available officially reported information from HM Revenues and Customs, QROPS investors saved more than £1 million a day in taxes compared to what they’d have paid with a UK-based pension.
Having reached an age not long since regarded as “past it”, my wife and I now have the honour each May 1st of being invited to what we affectionately term the Old Fogey’s Village Lunch. Its actually, quite respectfully, known as the “repas des ainés” or “elders’ meal”. Frankly it’s quite flattering to be among the youngest in the assembled company for a change!
I shan’t make you envious by going through each of the five courses which kept us occupied for nearly five hours, nor the list of aperitifs, wines and digestifs on offer to keep our glasses topped up. Rather the fact that each diner is presented with a sprig of Lily of The Valley (known in French as muguet) May 1st, a publ...