After a visit to the bank, the car is now fully insured through Credit Agricole. After much negotiating we ended up with a fairly good deal including roadside assistance, for roughly the same price as the previous UK insurance.
So in the afternoon I fitted the new French number plates; the car looks very odd with these!
Still putting the eyedrops in the cat’s eye every hour or so; the eye itself is improving in appearance but is still half full of blood. It gives her a very evil look!