we make plans to invite the neighbours for ... a barbecue, an apéro, whatever... our plans get scuppered.
This time it was a Right Royal British Street Party to celebrate the Royal Wedding, but tis scuppered !
1) The wedding is on a Friday and for some bizarre reason it's not a bank holiday here.
2) Apparently the neighbours are all away for the weekend anyway.
3) The Saturday - our big chance - has a meeting scheduled in the morning and the Mark Experience for the evening.
Oh well, our time will come.