It's never too late in life for someone, or a couple, to cross paths with another and become dear friends - at least that's what these Dubbo residents would tell you if you asked.
Jane and Lee Lockery and Beth and Robert 'Bob' Bradford are a few among a group of retired Dubbo residents that partake in a morning tea gathering twice a month to share in conversation, good company and good food.
The couples have only known each other for two-months, and though they don't often mingle outside of the tea dates, when they are together it's as though they have known each other a lifetime.
Beth, a former retailer, met husband Bob in Condobolin through work.
"I had just gotten back from Griffith the day before work, so I turned up, my hair wasn't washed, and then he [Bob] turns up," Beth said.
"I was dishevelled, and I asked him, would you like tea or coffee, he said yes, black tea with no sugar, so I gave him a white tea with sugar," she laughed.
Jane, who married husband Lee earlier this year, met him through community care.
Jane said they "got on like a house on fire", and while Jane was caring for Lee and their relationship remained professional, fate would eventually see the pair together.
To show romance and friendship go hand in hand, Lee plans on surprising Jane this week with something special for her birthday.