Well it is 10am and so far has been a productive morning.
Meeting with bank manager went well...so far everything seems almost TOO easy I can't quite let myself believe it.
Bank: Apparently can just leave account open and send a letter with card and cheques from England when I want to close it. And should be able to do an international transfer online of my last pay cheque to English account.
EDF/Water company: Call up day I leave, give them the numbers and my English address so they should send bill there.
CAF: Call a week before I leave and tell them I'm moving out of appartment.
France Telecom: Have written a letter so in theory they should send me a box to return livebox in and stop direct debits from end of June.
And err I think that's it. All sorted with landlord, just need to find a time on last day for him to come and check things over/give me deposit back etc.
So yeah from the bank I wandered into town with my shopping bag and strolled round the market. It really is a lovely ambiance, and 9.30am is defo the best time to be there, loads of people, the fruit and veg smells amazing, and yeah was a "woah I love France" moment. Got some strawberrys from a guy who gabbled at me about how he doesn't use any chemicals on them for about 10 minutes, but I didn't get much more than that, he had a CRAZY accent.
Have kinda come to a stand-still now, waiting for library/piscine to open.