Wednesday, 27 April
Ed reminds restless injured Clarrie to take it easy and stop fussing, and to do her exercises as directed by the doctor. To keep busy, Clarrie offers to take on Ed’s job of filling in Keira’s reading record and helping with reading after school. Ed surprises Clarrie again later, concerned she hasn’t kept her phone next to her – what if she had a fall? Feeling useless, Clarrie has been working away at her patchwork picnic rug, which should cover the jubilee field and half of Ambridge for the picnic. She welcomes a visit from Susan, who’s amazed by Clarrie’s handiwork. Susan reassures insecure Clarrie that she’s much missed at the dairy and asks for some material to make a sunhat for Martha.
Snappy Tracy insists to Jazzer she’s fine, despite not getting the kitchen sales job, and learning via email this morning. Jazzer has an idea – why doesn’t he have a go at getting the job, using the same prep as Tracy, if Lily can swing him an interview? Tracy agrees to help him.
Tracy shares her bad news about the job with Susan, who’s surprised to hear that Jazzer is going for it, but more shocked that Tracy is now looking at working at the chicken factory. Susan does her best to put Tracy off, with horror stories and accounts of how much Emma hated it, despite appearances. Reluctantly, Tracy asks Susan for a loan, but Susan’s so sorry she can’t help – due to helping Chris with his solicitor fees. Tracy understands – what on earth is she going to do?