Thirty, Clare reflects when she awakes on her birthday, is a milestone in any woman's life. Despite being a successful lawyer with a secure and comfortable lifestyle in Melbourne, she has a niggling feeling that she is stuck in a rut, particularly in her relationship with Robert. What she must ask herself is whether she wants to remain in it forever. And then a surprising letter amongst her birthday cards prompts Clare to take an overdue holiday in a small country town to meet the person who penned it and a man and a dog with the power to change her life. With the security she has earned, dare she choose this alternative future?