A reproachful look from a famine victim sends divorcee Susan Clayfield on a "Guilt Trip" which will lead towards the loss of her job, her health and her home as she struggles to help her various charities, mainly for African victims of famine. Her work has suffered and she has been given three months to improve her appearance and general performance at EPITOME, the Insurance Company she works for. She has been moved from Customer Services to Accounts where she will work under the eccentric Mark Farriday. A bizarre trip to Italy with her new boss brings about a tour of Rome, Sorrento, Pompeii, and Mount Vesuvius. After an accident they are forced to spend a night on the volcano, and Susan realises her feelings have grown towards him. But he is besotted with Sally, a tart with muscular thighs. Back home, Susan's debts have spiralled out of control and her home is now at risk. Can she pull back from the brink to save it?