Walking along the road near my hotel this morning, the number plate of a car parked by the side of the road (illegally I assume because it had a parking ticket) caught my eye:

For a second or two I thought: “How can this car have two numbers – 81 AND 13?” Then of course I realised that I was in France, and the word ‘and’ doesn’t mean anything.

But I wondered how the parking inspectors in the UK would handle writing the ticket if the driver took it over the Channel and parked it illegally.