You must have been unlucky as we try to ensure at least one of us is there. However, as with life, sometimes this is not always possible.
As Ann says she is usually there first thing anyway. Unfortunately, I'm an on call member of an emergency service. So there will be times when I will be unable to attend even though I had planned to.
We also like to spend time with our children and grandchildren when they come to visit for the weekend which has happened a couple of times of late. I don't suppose we will be able to get the kids interested in folk or traditional music and tunes but we're working on the grandchildren!!!
Stu has also been busy becoming a grandfather for the second and third time and has also not been well.