Animalcouriers stayed just outside Narbonne last night, and set off this morning to collect Suzanne’s cats Bella and Fifi. Suzanne is moving to Northumberland to be closer to family, and Bella and Fifi are going on ahead so they will be there to welcome her when she arrives.

From there we continued on to Condon, to meet up with Susan and her cat Beryl the Peril. Susan has sold her lovely home there and is relocating to Dulwich in London.

Suzanne did an expert job of rounding up her two cats in advance of our arrival

Suzanne did an expert job of rounding up her two cats in advance of our arrival

Pretty tortie Bella looking out of the window, ready for the off

Pretty tortie Bella looking out of the window, ready for the off

Lovely fluffy Fifi giving courier M the eye as he prepares to take her out to our van

Lovely fluffy Fifi giving courier M the eye as he prepares to take her out to our van

Susan saying goodbye to Beryl the Peril

Susan saying goodbye to Beryl the Peril

The slightly anxious look on Beryl's face soon disappeared as she settled in to the journey

The slightly anxious look on Beryl’s face soon disappeared as she settled in to the journey

For part of our journey we followed the course of the River Aude. There's been a lot of rain over the past day or so, which has had an effect on both the height of the water and the speed at which it's flowing

For part of our journey we followed the course of the River Aude. There’s been a lot of rain over the past day or so, which has had an effect on both the height of the water and the speed at which it’s flowing

Pacino, whose journey with us started in Portugal, showed us his favourite photo of himself with Esmé

Pacino, whose journey with us started in Portugal, showed us his favourite photo of himself with Esmé