TAILS OF A TRAVELLING CAT
Greetings, humans, and welcome to my blog, Tails of a Travelling Cat, by me, Chesh. Now, you may have noticed I bear a passing resemblance to the Cheshire Cat of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, and yes it’s true I started life in a Disney store (or more specifically a factory in Vietnam, although I’d rather not talk about that) but I prefer to think I am more like the dashing Unitary Authority of Warrington Cat, star of the less well known Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde. If you’re not familiar with the books, I suggest you check me – ahem, them – out, I portray a stunning über-librarian of the Great Library superbly, if I do say so myself.
Anyway, enough about me (for now), this is about my travels, which does include me a lot, I suppose. I am inter-railing around Europe with my two human companions/ servants/ cat transporters, pick your favourite, but more on them later. My journey will start in Oslo, Norway on the 23rd May where I will be staying for a few days to sample the local food (although as a cuddly toy I don’t technically have to eat), experiencing the city and meeting the B&B owner’s cat (I hope he’s friendly). After that it’s on to Gothenburg, Sweden (for half an hour), a day in Copenhagen, Denmark and then a couple in Berlin, Germany. Then it’s onto Vienna, Austria and Geneva, Switzerland, both for the day, before finishing up in Paris, France (hopefully you knew what country that one was in but I am making my blog accessible to all) to travel back home on the 1st June.
I suppose I should mention my human companions here now seeing as it was their idea to do this trip and they were responsible for all the booking of trains and B&Bs, buying food and getting Europe money, which I thought was all called Euros but turns out that’s not actually the case in Norway, Sweden, Denmark or Switzerland… so Euros are actually only any use in Germany, Austria and France. I’m side-tracking again, ok, my humans.
Charlie had the original idea to organise this trip and persuaded Jack to come to, with the aim of visiting as many countries they had never been to before as they could in ten days. I’d say they have been pretty successful, six new countries and France because the Eurostar was a good way to get back. Then I came into their lives (improving them considerably, needless to say) and now I am coming as well because I am too important to miss out on a trip like this (and who else would write so fantastically?).
Oh, and they’re both vegan, seeing as I don’t need to eat, I won’t die if I eat their food but, hey, what the hell, I’m up for trying anything.
Well, that pretty much sums up the when, who, what and why of our trip. Until next time, folks.