Following on from the events in Eskimo Day (1996), Pippa Lloyd and Neil Whittle have now started going out together, much to the dismay of Pippa's father. They take their A level exams and leave home to go to Exeter University, but drift apart after Pippa falls for another student, Tony Gregg, and Neil finds that he prefers to spend all his time drinking and setting up a pop group. However they eventually get back together again and make the ultimate commitment - by the end of the play, they have a baby! Pippa's and Neil's parents have to adjust to life without their children. Harriet Lloyd has a brief affair with a local antique-shop owner, Gordon Callow; Hugh Lloyd opens an office in Exeter so he can keep an eye on Pippa and make sure she mixes with the right sort of people; Bevis Whittle suffers a mental breakdown but eventually Shani persuades him to go back to the local college in Blackburn where he does a night-school course in Sport Science; Shani herself studies for a degree .