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  1. No need to look for self raising flour. As said above by other members, buy plain flour and use alsa Levure Chimique. Much better than self raising flour as you can adjust the strength to suit. Available in all supermarkets and small shops https://www.alsa.fr/nos-produits/levure-chimique-alsacienne/
  2. Domaine de Trevarez near Chateauneuf du Faou. Worth a visit! Especially in May with Rhododendron bushes dotting the park. Next year perhaps....
  3. I don't think everyone was moved to August. At least I wasn't. 3 months were added last year to mine, bringing the renewal date to 31st December 2020. Duly renewed my membership and now received the extra 3 months. I'm now covered until end of March 2022.
  4. Is it Fromentine? Ferry to Yeu?
  5. I have opted for Chartreuse Verte. 55% ABV and 130 plants. Hoping one of them is effective... 😉
  6. Sounds indeed like the rivalry between Haute and Basse Normandie is not dead yet despite the reunification...
  7. If I may say, many here look at these possible new crossings from a British business rational. Us Bretons operate with a different "business software" where the will can prevail sometimes over the apparent bottom line. Brittany Ferries who started over 40 years ago are a testimony to this way of thinking. If the regional council of Brittany really wants supplementary crossings from Roscoff or St Malo to Ireland, they will make it happen irrespective of the merits of other ports further East. They will even have the blessing of the ports and seafarers unions.
  8. Barcelona is only one possible location in an otherwise large country. What about Madrid? Just over 1300km from Roscoff, Cherbourg or Le Havre. From Calais: 1550km Murcia, virtually located in the world largest green house (the plastic sea): more or less 1700km from these 3 ports. Calais: approx. 1900km This means that a lorry leaving Spain will have a shorter distance to Roscoff, even shorter to St-Malo, and a rather shorter crossing time to Ireland. This a positive for fresh products. The absence of tolls between Nantes and Roscoff/St-Malo/Cherbourg is also a plus when compare
  9. Indeed. And the Breton veggies to Ireland...
  10. Her reduced service speed is one of the issues in my opinion. Been on her so many times and I noticed every time they need to put the foot down when delayed then PA behaves differently and feels more stable and less shaky.
  11. So true. Even Jean Le Cam said it after getting some butter from the frigate which collected Kevin Escoffier from his ship off the Kerguelen
  12. I find that hard to believe unless you drive well above the legal speed limit. I do very regularly the trip between Roscoff and the west suburb of Saint-Brieuc (2k from from the N12) and I have never managed to do it in less than an hour. This is even with adopting a dynamic style of driving to say it wisely (just in case some police forces are reading this thread...). Reaching Rennes from St-Brieuc's Airport located by the N12 takes another hour.
  13. Not frequently used and argotic but funny: ça klaxonne
  14. I understood that but the urban area is the relevant level in terms of economic activity.
  15. A lot of assumptions in your posts I'm afraid. One thing though, Le Havre is not the most populated urban area in Seine Maritime, Rouen is the most populated one according to the INSEE (French equivalent of ONS) with almost 490,000 inhabitants . So following this logic we would have a BF service to Rouen....
  16. I 'd like to think this explains all. However, my experience of BF services over the last 13 years tells me that the French side is less formal but far more efficient in practice.
  17. I am currently on Armorique sailing to Plymouth with 26 pax, not cars, 26 passengers! One can now measure the dilemmas BF have faced for the resumption of services prior to the quarantine exemption. Fed up with waiting for some white smoke from Westminster regarding the quarantine rule I decided to bite the bullet and go back to UK. I will self isolate at home since my job allows to work from home. It is heartbreaking to see such a large ship travel virtually empty. It feels like one of those crossings from December, especially with this today's weather. I am glad to report th
  18. I was booked on a St Malo to Portsmouth crossing on 6/07 with a commodore cabin. I received an email informing me of the cancellation with refund voucher note. Fearing that alternative sailings would get full quickly I booked a new crossing straight away on Pont Aven crossing ex Roscoff on Sunday 5/07 with a commodore again
  19. I've given up waiting for the restart of the services and moved my france bound bookings to August. Opted for the chunnel instead next week with Flexiplus option, fully refundable... I nearly booked a Harwich Hook of Holland crossing but the extra mileage and border crossings outweighed what could have been a comfortable option Still hoping for a Roscoff Plymouth crossing on 5th July
  20. I may be wrong but the large number of cabins on Pont Aven makes her more suitable given the policy of compulsory cabins? Pont Aven on a triangular rota Portsmouth St Malo Cork? Armorique staying in Roscoff or replacing Normandie due again to higher cabin number? Bretagne on Portsmouth Cherbourg? Barfleur remaining laid up?
  21. Indeed but it only lasted a few months in 2012.
  22. As far as I can remember Berth 5 is now too narrow for most current ships. Berth 6 does not have such a restriction since her dolphin had been modified to accomodate a wider berth even before the new one was built. Back in 2013 Berth 5 already saw very little use with calls from mostly the MV Nord Pas de Calais and the infamous Joline ( alive cattle transporter). One could instantly guess the Joline was in the port when greeted by hoards of activists at the roundabouts and at the top of the cliffs screaming...
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