This is Craig McGinty's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Craig McGinty's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Craig McGinty
Recent Activity
Image
LA POSTE is promising a digital stamp service that will let you write a code on your envelope and pop it straight into a post box for delivery Continue reading
Posted yesterday at This French Life
Image
MANY a postcard in France features the cute, sugar-coated, image of a kitten looking out of a basket of flowers, but behind such village scenes the problem of feral cats can be a real issue. And whilst there are many animal rescue centres able to help out, the fact that... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at This French Life
Image
ROAMING charges on mobile phones are set to make a comeback for many UK holidaymakers in France, but you can take some steps to avoid bill shock. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at This French Life
Image
THE 50 déchèteries across the Dordogne will reduce their opening hours over the summer holiday period, find when you can use them via an online map. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at This French Life
Image
FIND cheap fuel prices near you in France with this government backed online map service and also pick up some driving tips to help reduce your fuel use. Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2022 at This French Life
PETS travelling between European Union member states must have an official EU Pets Passport from next month. October 1 marks the official launch date of the system that will allow pets and their owners to travel easily between member states. Under the new rules, pets only require identification, an EU... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2022 at This French Life
Image
IT is six years since the UK voted to leave the European Union, but what has it meant for those still living in France? They were promised 'nothing would change', but has it? Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2022 at This French Life
Image
FLYING from the UK to Bergerac Airport opens up the Dordogne and the surrounding region, with this handy map showing the airports available to you. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2022 at This French Life
Image
THE popular Thursday evening farmers' market beneath Loubéjac's church tower runs throughout July and August, with other markets across the region on offer. Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2022 at This French Life
Image
IT can be a real pleasure driving in France, but to stay safe on the road here are a few tips to ensure you also stay on the straight and narrow. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2022 at This French Life
Image
RECYCLING your rubbish in the Dordogne involves different types of bins for different types of waste, so here is some advice on how the system works. Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2022 at This French Life
Image
A guide to airports in the Dordogne and why saving money on flights now might leave you a long way from your destination when you arrive. Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2022 at This French Life
Image
STRAP yourself in and enjoy the high-speed thrills of Top Gun Maverick, starring Tom Cruise, at an open air evening showing of the film in Villefranche-du-Périgord Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2022 at This French Life
Image
A MAP showing where ticks are most common in France highlights an area from the south west, through the central region and on into the north east corner of the country. Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2022 at This French Life
Image
THE weather in the Dordogne offers you the chance to visit the area throughout the year, if you plan a little in advance. Here is what to expect. Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2022 at This French Life
Image
THE French authorities have launched the FR-Alert messaging system via mobile phones to warn of life threatening dangers, but what is it and how does it work? Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2022 at This French Life
Image
FOR summer 2022 a bus service will be operating from Bergerac Airport offering connections to popular towns and cities in south west France. Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2022 at This French Life
Image
THE popular Bruno, Chief of Police, thrillers written by Martin Walker are set in the mysterious valleys and woods of the Dordogne. Find the full list here. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2022 at This French Life
Image
TAKE a stroll through the Loubejac countryside, and enjoy a bite to eat, during the marche gourmand taking place on Saturday 31 August. The walk starts at 19h from beneath the church in Loubejac, heading off in the direction of an apéritif, after that you carry on walking towards you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2021 at This French Life
Image
EVERY Thursday the popular night market beneath Loubéjac's church tower takes place and runs throughout July and August. The first one takes place on 8 July, running through to 2 September, and starts at 18h30, and remember to bring along your plates, as well as glasses for a dash of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2021 at This French Life
Image
THE French have come to the rescue of the Dordogne tourism trade this summer, with initial figures showing that the advertising promotions after the de-confinement in May helped the region. The Comité Départemental du Tourisme de la Dordogne (CDTT) has said that despite foreign visitors being greatly reduced due to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2020 at This French Life
FOR visitors to the Dordogne a guidebook is essential because the choice of places to visit is immense. Almost every hilltop is crowned with a castle or chateau and the villages and towns hold many delights waiting to be discovered. A popular guidebook series is the Michelin Green Guides and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2020 at This French Life
Image
THE 50th Salon des Antiquaires will be held in Villefranche-du-Périgord on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 August, in the Place de la Halle in the centre of the village. The fair draws in exhibitors from across France and you are sure to spot something strange or quirky on the stalls.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2020 at This French Life
Image
BERGERAC has joined many other towns in France by bringing in a mandatary face mask rule on market days in an attempt to slow the spread of Covid-19. Anyone aged over 11 will have to wear a mask on Wednesdays and Saturdays, between 7h and 14h, if walking in the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2020 at This French Life
Image
BESSE will host a vide grenier and brocante on Sunday 30 August, with the stalls opening from 8h. It is organised by the local chasse and if you want to sell a few of your own things on the day call 06 88 85 60 91 or 06 88 85... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2020 at This French Life