So after a long and drawn out process with many times of wondering will we ever get there, as rules were changed and the electrician being ever elusive we finally, yes finally have our certificat de conformité. At last we are there, Woo Hoo. As soon as it arrived in a timely fashion on a Friday afternoon clutched in Freddies hand, I took the cerficiate and rushed off to Séolis (electric board) and asked for the to connect us again. Wait a week and we will be there they said as they were very busy at the mo. A week I thought, we'd waited for a year so a week won't be too bad. I have to say it was a long week. On the appointed morning Freddie turned up and made the finishing touches and removed the old provisional electrical supply. Then Séolis turned up and seemed to be asking a lot of questions, so for a minute I was worried they would find a reason to refuse us permanent connection again but all went well. Phew.
So that we is we have made it and for the first time in 40 years this little house has a good safe permanent electrical supply :) Yay