“It’s only for a fortnight."
My mother sounded friendly and very determined. I’d had an uneasy feeling right from the start of the conversation.
“And he is your father after all. Other children would be delighted.”
“Mama, what do you mean other ‘children’? I’m 45!"
Actually it was meant to be a relaxing working holiday: Christine (45) and Dorothea (40) were going to spend a few days on a North-Sea island, helping a friend renovate her pub. But then Christine is compelled by her mother to take her father along. And they’ve barely set foot on the island when Heinz (73) assumes command of the building site. Of course, things can only go from bad to worse…