Animalcouriers collected Cardigan Welsh Corgi pups Morning Star and Arrow yesterday. Morning Star is heading to Ireland and is staying with relatives near Stansted before heading off to that emerald isle.

Meanwhile Arrow joined Cockapoo pup Dior on a channel crossing. They spent the night in courier M’s room having a high old time, until they wore each other out and slept like logs.

After a wild and windy night we woke to snow this morning; but fortunately the weather has improved as we’ve driven south.

Arrow met up with his new owner Lisa near Reims — she’s taking him on home to Germany with her. Lisa gave lucky courier M some delicious pumpkin cookies to see him through the afternoon.

Dior has a longer journey, her ultimate destination being Monaco.

Morning Star, with Arrow lying down

Dior discovers the mirror in our hotel room

Can we join you on the bed?

Arrow tired out after playtime

Dior also succumbs to a nap

Arrow safe in the arms of a delighted-looking Lisa