One thing that has stayed in my mind is the way alcohol was central to my meet-ups.
Every friend that I met with, except for one who is tee-total, have been keen to share a drink with me.
It's just assumed that to socialise, you drink booze together.
I'm not taking the moral high ground here, I gladly drank almost every night!
One thing I have learnt is how easy it would be to slip into the bad habit of drinking every night.
Our society dictates that to relax after a hard day's work, to socialise with friends, to console oneself or to celebrate, we drink alcohol.
I raise a glass to all those I met up with!