It’s been another wonderful year of reuniting pets and people, both on the road and in the air. We’ve made lots of new friends, and have enjoyed meeting up with familiar faces.

We continue to be impressed by the work done by so many animal charities and shelters, taking care of stray and unwanted animals, and finding new homes for so many lucky pups and kits.

On our latest European road trip, which took us to France, Spain and Portugal and back, we saw some marvellous Christmas scenes and decorations. Here’s a selection…

A festive scene in La Cala de Mijas

A festive scene in La Cala de Mijas

This hotel was all decked out, ready to welcome Santa

This hotel was all decked out, ready to welcome Santa

Santa's little helpers waiting for us at the hotel reception

Santa’s little helpers waiting for us at the hotel reception

Beautiful Christmas tree spotted in this rather gorgeous Arab-influenced lobby

Beautiful Christmas tree spotted in this rather gorgeous Arab-influenced lobby

Inventive 'Christmas tree' at a motorbike rental store in Portugal

Inventive ‘Christmas tree’ at a motorbike rental store in Portugal

Father Christmas in Calais, dispensing with Rudolph and opting for a faster mode of transport to reach everyone in time

Father Christmas in Calais, dispensing with Rudolph and opting for a faster mode of transport to reach everyone in time

Lovely P&O staff at Calais wishing us 'joyeux Noel'

Lovely P&O staff at Calais wishing us ‘joyeux Noel’

It just remains for us to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who’s been a client, a follower, or a Facebook friend during 2016. We wish everyone the happiest of holidays, and send our very best wishes for 2017.

Season's greetings from our web team's menagerie: Milly, George,Β (camera-shy) Iggy, Tinker, Bean and Pippin

Special Christmas greetings from our web team’s menagerie: Milly, George,Β (camera-shy) Iggy, Tinker, Bean and Pippin