I do go for occasional dinner gathering with some of my closest friends on a monthly basis. I realise that the frequency of such gathering will decrease with the number of the friends getting married and having children. The friends are unable to attend the gatherings due to the commitments. This is the way of life. It does not have to be full strength in order for the gathering to take place. The minimum number is two for such gathering to take place. I am of view that the gathering does not have to be long. The most important thing is to have a meaningful gathering for a catch-up. This is already good enough as per my perspective.