Diary of an Equine Mum

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

When Life Seems To Be A Military Operation....

The crowds and the walking @ Badminton!
So this weekend I am escaping... I haven't escaped for a while, in fact it's been a few years. With last years chaotic house move, going away was way down on the list of priorities. I'm off to Badminton Horse Trials for four days with friends, and no family in tow. I'm so looking forward to it but the countdown to the military operation in order for my household to run while I am away has started. It gets to the point where I sometimes wonder is it worth all the work! I have a huge list to do, I should be doing them now instead of writing this blog post....
The fab William Fox-Pitt who I will be rooting for!
I have work to catch up with and then do paperwork to cover when I'm away, I've got horses to sort and arrange meeting the farmer to arrange for a bale in the field for Zeb to munch while I'm gone. I've got to shop for the masses for easy to open food for the family to consume with ease. I've got to make sure the cats and dog have enough food with written instructions on how to feed them. I've got to arrange for Harley to be walked as Mr H is on crutches (torn ligaments, long laborious story, it needs a whole new blog post for that one!). The boys have a social life I was told, so walking the dog would be very tricky to fit this in.....  I've got washing and ironing to do by the ton not really for me but for the boys as they have work (uniform needed) and parties to attend.
Why do I do it, I hear some of you ask... because I'm a mum and probably a little bit of a control freak I suppose. It's normally domestic carnage upon my return so to have a plan in place makes it all so much easier!
So I head off with some friends on Friday for a totally horsey weekend in the Cotswolds. I will be mixing some business with pleasure meeting a few contacts to do with Haynet too. I am thinking of doing a stand with another company in the future so some market research is being done this weekend! We are staying with friends in an unofficial B&B capacity and we are thoroughly looked after and spoilt over the three nights we are staying there. I have robbed some money from the money tree and have a little list of necessities that I need from Premier Equine, Kate Negus and Joules!

Anyway must dash and stop talking and start "doing"! I will be back with all the news from Badminton very soon!



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