Author: Dan Staples

Born in Pembury, grew up in the small rural village of Frittenden (just outside Cranbrook.) I moved to Paris for seven and a bit years after my studies, married a French lady and now find ourselves back in Kent, in Ashford, as dual British:French Nationals. I enjoy running, music, cinema and good food!

Find a new company to run cross-Channel trains!

Dan Staples
Election poster of candidate Artus Galiay

Damian Collins, MP for Folkestone, has mentioned to constituents who lobbied him on this that he has heard of talks between GetLink (the company that runs the Eurotunnel) and a French train company to start operating cross-Channel trains.

French elections second round:

Dan Staples

The impossible decision for millions When is democracy not that democratic? When the system tells you “We didn’t like your first answer, please try again.” So French voters will go to the polling stations again on Sunday 24 April in the second round of the elections for president. A second round is necessary almost always […]

Eurostar, Ashford International And Stops In Kent

Dan Staples
Eurostar train arriving at Ashford International

Ashford International Why Ashford? A question many people asked me when my French wife and I moved there from Sevenoaks nearly five years ago. Whilst at that time my wife was working in Ashford – and about to undertake additional studies and training – it was still a big decision to make (and to some […]