It's Madeleine's (Justin's father's wife - and if that seems a longwinded way of describing her, I've yet to find a shorter) mumbletyeth birthday, and she and Charles will be coming back from Portugal, where they now live, for a family bash.
This is good, since we haven't seen them in ages.
This is bad, because the bash is on Saturday, when we should be on our way up to Akeld.
Current plan is, drive to Bedford on Saturday, have a couple of hours with the family, come back to Cov, get up way early on Sunday, and drive a couple of hundred miles northwards, hopefully arriving in Akeld some time Sunday afternoon. Ish.