Melanie finds herself single again after years of being one half of a couple. Her friends predict loneliness, frustration, disaster. Her parents are convinced shes a failure in life. But Melanie is overwhelmingly excited to be able to do her own thing she plans a programme of behaving badly, after a lifetime of behaving properly. With her daughter off to university and ex-husband Roger married off at last to his lamentably young girlfriend whom he accidentally got pregnant at the office party she has what a teenager would call a Free House, and she intends to make the most of it.
But is the single life quite all its cracked up to be?