Tuesday, 19 July
Josh is avoiding David – he can’t face another rant about how they wouldn’t have embarked on the new cow house and slurry system if they’d known about rising costs. But they do have solar panels, which should earn their keep. Pip asks Josh if he thinks Rosie’s getting a bit fat. They’re really careful with her diet. When Josh says Jill loves baking treats for Rosie, Pip realises where the problem lies, though she’s anxious about talking to Jill. Josh suggests Rosie exercises more; he and Ben will give her a balance bike for her birthday.
Chelsea wants to treat Tracy for her birthday on Saturday. Jazzer can’t afford much, but Chelsea tells Susan that Brad and Chelsea could pay for a spa day and say it’s from them all. Initially Brad refuses to use his Grange Farm earnings, but later he changes his mind. When Chelsea asks what he was going to use the money for, Brad won’t say.
Alice pays Shula the outstanding balance on her rehab loan, telling Shula she’s been amazing. Shula reciprocates, saying Alice was her saviour last week over equine therapy with Justin. Alice explains the secret is to persuade Justin there’s a profit to be made. Alice notices Shula’s tired and Shula admits it’s because she’s thinking of making a fresh start, maybe working for the Anglican Community of Pioneers. She’s not sure what to do for the best. Alice says Shula has the gift of empathy – she helped Alice, and also Alistair through his gambling addiction. She should use her talent.