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Cheese-tasting in the Dijon area as we follow the Tour de France route

Couriers J and M set off from the UK, heading towards Spain, and spent last night in the Dijon area of France. On board so far are Bonnie, Nellie, Lola and India. Tabby-and-white cats Bonnie and Nellie are quite hard to tell apart. These two lovelies have been homeboarding with Animalcouriers for a week since arriving from Wales. They're now en route to their new home in Moraira in Spain, where their owners Val and David are eagerly awaiting their arrival — Val says once the cats are there it will really feel like home. At just 8 inches tall, [...]

Amelia and Patrick are swapping Stockport for Zurich

These two British Shorthair cats are travelling with Animalcouriers from the UK to Switzerland. We spent last night in Metz in north-eastern France, and will reach Zurich this afternoon. Amelia and Patrick are absolutely gorgeous — all fluffy and purry. It's hard to resist cuddling and stroking them at every opportunity! Black tortoiseshell Amelia Cream-and-white Patrick The rather wonderful image on the cover of their vaccination records! Last night's dinner — Toulouse sausage with a side of cheesy mash — dedicated to all of courier S's canine friends who love sausages as much [...]

By |2016-10-17T10:52:16+01:00Monday, November 25, 2013|animal transportation, food, on the road, pet travel by road|0 Comments

New experiences for us in Vercelli

Last night we stayed in a part of Italy that's new to us — Vercelli, in the north west corner, bordering France to the west. Near the Fiat factory we found the very trendy Garibaldi Hotel. Our wonderful hosts guided our van into a secure area of the garden, locked the gates, and offered us water and a bag of biscuits for the dogs. We don't actually make our choice of accommodation based on the chance to enjoy gourmet food, but once in a while we're lucky enough to experience a true gastronomic treat. The hotel's highly rated restaurant offers [...]

By |2016-10-17T10:56:52+01:00Sunday, November 11, 2012|food, latest news, things we have seen, things we like|0 Comments

Hedgehogs for dinner?

Last night we were offered hedgehogs for dinner! Our Italian is limited to say the least, and a very helpful waitresswas guiding us through the restaurant menu. She told us with great enthusiasm that she had very nice hedgehogs, and how tasty they were. Needless to say we were very concerned, and asked: "Are you sure they're hedgehogs? Small animals with lots of spikes?" Horrified, she protested that no, they were vegetables. Suddenly the penny dropped and we realised she meant artichokes! Delicious, we agreed, and ordered them immediately. The restaurant gave us them 'on the house' to show that [...]

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