We sailed to the Greek island of Skiathos to meet Terry and Linda, whose cats Ollie, Ouzo, Daisy, Charlie and Lily are travelling with us to the UK. Terry and Linda have spent nine wonderful years on this stunning island — and even appeared as extras in ‘Mamma Mia!’.

Now, however, they feel it’s time to go back to the UK. Although they’ll miss the weather, the way of life and the friends they’ve made, the pull towards their family in the UK has won out — especially now there’s a grandson in the picture who they want to spend more time with.

Ollie, whose bed looks to have been specially chosen to match his fur

Ollie, whose bed looks to have been specially chosen to match his fur

Terry brings us Ouzo and Daisy

Terry brings us Ouzo and Daisy

Ouzo gets settled in for the journey

Ouzo gets settled in for the journey

Terry and Linda with Charlie and Lily

Terry and Linda with Charlie and Lily

Lovely Lily

Lovely Lily

Their lovely house on Skiathos, with a wide blue sky behind

Their lovely house on Skiathos, with a wide blue sky behind

Beautiful Skiathos

Beautiful Skiathos

If you've seen the film 'Mamma Mia!' you'll remember that at the start the young heroine posts letters to her three possible fathers in a postbox at the foot of this clocktower.

If you’ve seen the film ‘Mamma Mia!’ you’ll remember that at the start the young heroine posts letters to her three possible fathers in a postbox at the foot of this clocktower.

We reckoned this donkey in the back garden of our hotel was the landlord's lawnmower

We reckoned this donkey in the back garden of our hotel was the landlord’s lawnmower

Terry and Linda helped negotiate a cool spot for us on the ferry — much needed as it was already 35C at the port

Terry and Linda helped negotiate a cool spot for us on the ferry — much needed as it was already 35C at the port

A flying escort for our ferry

A flying escort for our ferry