Animalcouriers delivered yellow Labs Bibi, Digger and Kizzy to kennels in Normandy where they’ll be staying until their owners arrive later this month.

Despite the pouring rain that greeted us, all three were keen to inspect their family-size accommodation, that comes complete with a whole garden to themselves. The rain put them off exploring too far outside but all three seemed to approve of their hotel, and gave us permission to leave!

Bibi keeping an eye on the kids

Bibi keeping an eye on the kids

Digger enjoys having a good look around

Digger enjoys having a good look around

Kizzy peeks out at the garden but decides a thorough inspection can wait til the rain stops

Kizzy peeks out at the garden but decides a thorough inspection can wait til the rain stops

Beautiful cat spotted lounging in a shop window

Beautiful cat spotted lounging in a shop window

With some time to spare, we headed to the mysterious Brocéliande. Situated deep in the forest of Paimpont, Brittany, it's the cradle of many Breton legends.

With some time to spare, we headed to the mysterious Brocéliande. Situated deep in the forest of Paimpont, Brittany, it’s the cradle of many Breton legends.

All sorts of mythical creatures abound at Brocéliande…

All sorts of mythical creatures abound at Brocéliande…

…many of whom sport oversized ears!

…many of whom sport oversized ears!

Brittany is counted as one of the six Celtic nations — the others are Cornwall, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Scotland and Wales

Brittany is counted as one of the six Celtic nations — the others are Cornwall, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Scotland and Wales

Pretty sure Harry Potter will appear any minute to claim the goblet of fire!

Pretty sure Harry Potter will appear any minute to claim the goblet of fire!

Merlin must be somewhere round here, too

Merlin must be somewhere round here, too