For the past fifteen years on her birthday paramedic Eddie has asked long-term partner and mother of his two sons Lillie to marry him. She always refuses,claiming that don't need a marriage licence to be happy. Her friend Babs is irritated by her feckless,unemployed husband Dickie's futile get-rich-quick schemes and is considering leaving him whilst Dickie's brother Clint, usually a sex mad bed-hopper, is smitten by cool,hard-to-get Abbie. When an elderly female patient who spoke glowingly of her happy marriage, dies,Eddie asks Lillie to reconsider but she declines, influenced by seeing too many marriages go wrong at the refuge where she works. However,when she discovers a scrap-book by her younger son Joe 'willing' his parents' marriage she changes her mind and,at her birthday party, to which Clint has brought Abbey who has agreed to date him, she pops the question to Eddie. Babs is less impressed when Dickie buys a winnebago. She makes him sleep in it.