Catero, my wife, and I are just back from four days in the South visiting friends. We're blessed with some lovely friendships but, partly because most of us live pretty busy lives, it's easy not to see people who live quite far away for months or even years. A while ago we decided to at least partly remedy this, so we booked four days off our work and contacted old friends who lived along the South Coast of England, from Dorset through Hampshire to Sussex, to set up reunions. We got back last night. Over the four days away we saw seven sets of friends. It was lovely ... really heart-warming, poignant, fun, fascinating. And that's what I'm writing about here ... the fascinating bit. We saw seven sets of friends aging and we shared how we ourselves are getting older. We range from our mid-50's to late 70's (Catero & I are in the second half of our 60s).