Never underestimate a woman of 60
Fraught day! The first appointment was with J, which took an hour longer than estimated. That meant it was nearly 1 before I got back which meant I was behind packing. Little enthusiasm there and I was so tired. The plan was to leave at 2, but that slid to 2.30. Then I had a round and back again as I'd forgotten my tooth brush. Traffic was slow as I drove round the bypass. About two thirds of the way round I realised I'd forgotten my jacket so back round, again! By this time it was after 4 and of course dark after 5. I missed the turning to get back down to the A811 after Stirling so that went a windy journey from Thornhil. Dark and slow.
A detour round Drymen and then the junction to the house wasn't signposted it and so, like everyone else I missed it, twice. It was after 6 before I got to the gathering just before L and C arrived in the taxi from the airport.
But there were friends and fizz and canapes and more fizz and formal dressing and a lovely meal and birthday cake and finally fireworks! I've known Y for over 36 years and she still looks great.