It never fails to amaze me the sheer magnitude of “stuff” required for these operations.  Our check list has no fewer than 90 items.  Rather worryingly, the first item on the list is “Horses x 2”. The fact we have to be reminded to pack both horses possibly demonstrates our state of mind when getting everything ready at 6am in the morning. Needless to say the rest of the items are mostly horse related…. sweat rugs, waterproof rugs, brushes, buckets, sponge, clean towels, travel boots, duck tape (this always confuses me but I tick it anyway), and the list goes on and on.

When it comes to the horses, all attempts are made at ensuring they do not lift so much as a hair follicle in the run up to the  wedding, so whilst they are busy devouring their hay net, the two of us are basically moving heaven and earth to get things organised.  By the time all 90 items, myself and mother are packed into our very large lorry we urgently need item 89 on the list…Coffee.