Am just musing on the thought that perhaps Fanny has actually met a Lia/Peter or seen such a 'relationship', fleeting 'though it actually was, develop. Or, perhaps the ideas are all in the mind of an fiction-writing author.....?
Not exactly. But, no doubt you too have seen so many women behave in extreme ways when they’re in their forties, not in a relationship and desperate for a baby. It’s such a strong natural urge that’s impossible to ignore and drives people to behave in ways others wouldn’t. Lia isn’t based on any one in particular, though Mark might have had his origins in someone I knew a very long time ago. The less said the better! I have been on several small group tours though and am fascinated by the dynamics of those groups. They so often seem to divide in the same pattern, often with a character who isn’t accepted by the others. There really can be a surprising intensity to the friendships and relationships formed in such a short time once people have settled in to the group.