Each month best friends Claudia, Sal, Ella and Laura meet for drinks, celebrating 45 years of friendship.
Sal had spent a lifetime building her career, but she hadn't banked on the one thing over which she had no control.
Claudia loved her urban existence. But, as many women will know, other people's needs always seem to come first.
Ella is ready to try something different. But she hadn't bargained on quite such a radical change.
And Laura succumbed to the oldest cliché in the book. But it didn't make it any easier to accept.
Outside of the supportive world of their friendships, they find their lives are far from what they expected - they didn't bargain on getting old.
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