Every year my best friend, Keith, and his mom throw a boxing day gathering. All of their friends and family come, we eat soup, we chat, it's a great time. For me, this is usually one of the few times a year I see most of my friends who are now in university so we spend the whole time catching up. I cherish this event because having come for many years, I have met their friends many times, and now I feel like family. It was different this year because over the summer Keith's dog and lifelong companion passed away but even with that tinge of sadness it was great to see all of the familiar faces. And of course, I brought my camera along to snap some photos.