Had a wonderful experience on the weekend attending Brian Gagen’s 80th birthday in Brisbane. Brian has been a true friend that has been there for me in all the milestones of my life. Not only was the occasion infused with 40 years of memories but the real bodies that had shaped that time were there for hugs! The scary bit was seeing the youngsters that had been around the table 20 years ago there with their partners and offspring! A little reminder that time has not stood still. As my sister Maureen, who was with us said: ‘There was a lot of love in the room!’ It was also a reminder that we should create events to celebrate our lives more often! Hooray for a beautiful life Brian Gagen! We are holding you to a pact of unconditional love! I am feeling stronger today on a week long course of steroids so watch out I might make that 80th year as well!