There have been Easter eggs slowly accumulating in our house for weeks now. Gifts for relatives, friends, colleagues. Which have now all been safely delivered. The obligatory Easter Monday outing has been planned/booked/all necessary preparation completed.
No-one in this household managed to make it to church. I tried – that is to say, earlier this morning I checked on-line for times of services. Alas, too late! There was no way one hour would allow me to shower, pamper, hair dry, dress, breakfast, in time to both travel there and park the car.
All the social niceties of the season are central to the pattern of life in our family. All are diligently attended to. How could we have forgotten to schedule this element in???