It's Vera's birthday,which she celebrates with her gay son and his partner and assorted colourful inhabitants from the trailer park. Irene sends her a letter -it's her birthday too which she celebrated with a crate of wine given her by her daughter Lesley. Lesley 'works late' and wears skimpy work clothes but Irene seems blissfully unaware of what she does. Irene is being romanced by Kevin,who took her to dinner for her birthday but forgot his wallet. Vera's daughter Karen comes to stay with her and proves something of a trial to her mother.