Today we celebrated ABI Brother's 60th birthday with a lunch at a venue. I organised it, put up a FB invitation and made the booking for 20 people. No one told me that Bone Doctor would not be coming. No one told me Ex Sis in Law's husband would not be coming. Of ABI Brother's six friends who said they would come, four definite and two maybes, one couple came. I had booked for 20 and there were thirteen, all family aside from the one couple. Our Fijian Indian friend said he would come but then bailed out the day before.
This reflects badly on me and I have sent an apologetic email to the venue. It is not the first time this has happened and I am simply not doing it again. I will book my own celebrations but not those of others. Nevertheless, it was a nice catch up with family and the couple, one who was very close to Tradie Brother when they were at secondary school and I knew him well enough too.