Congratulations all round. Firstly to Tom, a friend of mine for about 21 years now. He's just got engaged to his girlfriend Dom. Congratulations to her too, of course. Tom was always well against settling down, marriage, housebuying, getting a pension etc, so he has completely sold out - but news of the engagement is surely a testament to the good vibes surrounding that relationship.
Congratulations too to my university friend Cat, who just had a baby boy. He's called Oliver John Hudson. I for one will be taking advantage of the fact that Cat's surname is Bell by calling the child "BabyBel". Until he's a toddler, when I'll start calling him "OJ".