Gordon and Marion are downsizing from Bagshot to Finchurch-on-Sea. Gordon has been forced to leave his job, his beloved bowls club and all their comfortable oversized furniture in order to embrace long walks by the sea and constant togetherness with his wife, in the quiet autumn of their lives.
Marion wants him to lose weight, his trophies are consigned to the cupboard under the stairs, and he thinks his life is over.
But he hasn’t reckoned on their bizarre new neighbours; kamikaze seagulls; brushes with the long arm of the law; half-marathons and getting reeled into amateur dramatics!
Out of this chaos, and theruins of his old life, comes new beginnings, new opportunities and new friends - maybe even a newcareer!