Animalcouriers is heading to the UK with a fantastic group of cats and dogs from France and Spain. We spent last night in Narbonne, and this morning took a peek at one of the local caves cooperatives to see how the grape harvest (the vendanges) is going this year.

We reached Paris this evening, and expect to cross to the UK tomorrow.

French Bulldogs Lola and Pegie are from Seville. Here they are taking in the view.

French Bulldogs Lola and Pegie are from Seville. Here they are taking in the view.

This very sweet pair are travelling with us to Manchester. Pegie on the left, Lola on the right.

This very sweet pair are travelling with us to Manchester. Pegie on the left, Lola on the right.

Birra is from Canet de Mar, and is a little nervous about the journey. Her owner Maria tells us she adopted Birra from a Spanish shelter about four years ago, and is aware that Birra doesn't like loud noises or men with loud voices. But despite her fears, she's a very good and obedient dog, who just needs patience and a calm voice to guide her.

Birra is from Canet de Mar, and is a little nervous about the journey. Her owner Maria tells us she adopted Birra from a Spanish shelter about four years ago, and is aware that Birra doesn’t like loud noises or men with loud voices. But despite her fears, she’s a very good and obedient dog, who just needs patience and a calm voice to guide her.

Abbey has taken up residence in the litter tray. She's travelling with Thomas from Turre to Bournemouth.

Abbey has taken up residence in the litter tray. She’s travelling with Thomas from Turre to Bournemouth.

Thomas is having a good look around. We collected these two from the 5 Bones Cattery, and we know Natasha is very excited at the prospect of seeing them again soon.

Thomas is having a good look around. We collected these two from the 5 Bones Cattery, and we know Natasha is very excited at the prospect of seeing them again soon.

Tito, Sebas and Coco are travelling with Animalcouriers from Madrid to Middlesborough. They are very close and love being together. A very chilled-out trio who all love a good chin tickle.

Tito, Sebas and Coco are travelling with Animalcouriers from Madrid to Middlesborough. They are very close and love being together. A very chilled-out trio who all love a good chin tickle.

Beautiful black cat Jessie is travelling with us from Alhaurin to Aberdeen, where Claire is really looking forward to seeing her again.

Missy is described by her owner Linda as a ‘foundling’. Linda says: “Missy had a very poor start in life. When we found her just over a year ago she was in a very poor condition but with us now she is sure of a happy life. Though I’m sure the British weather might be a shock!”

Little Malcolm is 15 weeks old and very friendly. He's travelling with us from Avignon to West London, to live with Louise who found him and has now adopted him.

Little Malcolm is 15 weeks old and very friendly. He’s travelling with us from Avignon to West London, to live with Louise who found him and has now adopted him.

Handsome Pinchito hails from Malaga and is travelling with us to Bournemouth to rejoin Sandra

Handsome Pinchito hails from Malaga and is travelling with us to Bournemouth to rejoin Sandra

Young Pocket Maltese Bichon Frise Dolly is travelling with us from Denia to Brighton. We love her hair ribbon!

Young Pocket Maltese Bichon Frise Dolly is travelling with us from Denia to Brighton. We love her hair ribbon!

West Highland Terrier Kyra has a lovely character — the label on her dog bed says it all! She's travelling with us from Castellon to south east London.

West Highland Terrier Kyra has a lovely character — the label on her dog bed says it all! She’s travelling with us from Castellon to south east London.

Handsome tuxedo cats Jules (front) and Jim (behind) are frequent flyers with Animalcouriers. Their summer holiday in the Perpignan area is now over and they're travelling back to London. They stayed overnight in Narbonne before joining the trip.

Handsome tuxedo cats Jules (front) and Jim (behind) are frequent flyers with Animalcouriers. Their summer holiday in the Perpignan area is now over and they’re travelling back to London. They stayed overnight in Narbonne before joining the trip.

Desiderio and Moon are travelling from Valencia to north London.

Desiderio and Moon are travelling from Valencia to north London.

Moon does a great 'high five'!

Moon does a great ‘high five’!

Tigre and Susie joined the trip in Madrid and are heading to Cheshire to rejoin their owner Kelly.

Tigre and Susie joined the trip in Madrid and are heading to Cheshire to rejoin their owner Kelly.

Missy is described by her owner Linda as a 'foundling'. Linda says: "Missy had a very poor start in life. When we found her just over a year ago she was in a very poor condition but with us now she is sure of a happy life. Though I'm sure the British weather might be a shock!"

Beautiful Jessie is travelling with us from Alhaurin to Aberdeen, where Claire is really looking forward to seeing her again.

Grapes arrive by tractor and trailer at the cave cooperative…

Grapes arrive by tractor and trailer at the cave cooperative…

… and get tipped out into the silo…

… and get tipped out into the silo…

…The stalks come out here, while the juice and flesh join the other deliveries, and the wine-making process begins

…The stalks come out here, while the juice and flesh join the other deliveries, and the wine-making process begins

More deliveries await, while the locals discuss this year's harvest (which by the way is late but will be good)

More deliveries await, while the locals discuss this year’s harvest (which by the way is late but will be good)

Don’t worry if you notice radio silence from us for a few days. We won’t be posting anything new or popping by your blogs. Looking forward to being back in touch!