Shirley’s older sister was with her from the moment she said she was pregnant.
Olive and her husband, Zander, could not have children. They took Shirley’s pregnancy as a vicarious opportunity to see what it was like to have a baby.
Shirley didn’t mind as much as she thought having Olive and Zander virtually hovering.
She was worried about Glen and with her family there, her worries were in a secret corner.
When Glen returned he was ‘different’. Although she tried it took him two weeks to get back to who he had been.
His behaviour, however, chased Olive and Zander away.