Last night we stayed at Domaine de Vareilles in France’s Limousin region. The charming hotel and restaurant offers very good dog walking and excellent wine and food, without being too expensive.

We’re now at Calais ready for our crossing to the UK.

Scooby in the morning sunshine…

Scooby in the morning sunshine…

…and demanding a tummy rub!

…and demanding a tummy rub!

Toby on the move — hence the slightly blurry shot

Toby on the move — hence the slightly blurry shot

Hester and Dillon deciding which way to go

Hester and Dillon deciding which way to go

Is someone over there having biscuits? wonder Nelson and Hardy

Is someone over there having biscuits? wonder Nelson and Hardy

Is Benny sizing up courier M's leg for a wee?!

Is Benny sizing up courier M’s leg for a wee?!

Chums Angus and Oscar enjoy being out together

Chums Angus and Oscar enjoy being out together

Hinata who joined us in Paris. Anna is off to join the Foreign office and, of course, Hinata goes too

Hinata who joined us in Paris. Anna is off to join the Foreign office and, of course, Hinata goes too

Dilly gets some fuss

Dilly gets some fuss

Florentine

Florentine chose the litter tray…

Benedict in the comfy seat

… and Benedict the comfy spot

Checking in at Calais. Sorry, we're closed! said Giles as we walked into the port office. Fortunately we know Giles well enough to know he was only joking!

Checking in at Calais. Sorry, we’re closed! said Giles as we walked into the port office. Fortunately we know Giles well enough to know he was only joking!