A successful day - we braved French bureaucracy and survived. To re-register the car I had to see someone in the tax office in Brive and fill out a form, which she then stamped in about nine places. Now all I have to do is get a CT (French MOT), and take that and all the other paperwork to another office. Of course first I have to have new headlamps fitted.....Thank goodness for finding my English speaking, Land Rover keen garage owner.
I even did some actual work this afternoon - fitting insulation between the joists in the basements, as there was nothing between the floorboards in the sitting room and study and the cold basement below. Looking quite good so far.