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Alice is just as bad as her Auntie Lil.

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    Posted by binocular (U10832169) on Monday, 18th February 2013

    Both a pair of sly dogs.

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    Posted by Now Locking for a house (U3261819) on Monday, 18th February 2013

    .........and her father....wot about him?

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    Posted by JumboJosephII (U14232752) on Monday, 18th February 2013

    Both a pair of sly dogs.   runs in the family. Her sister in SA aint any better either. Her brother cheated on his "husband"; and as for her father ...

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    Posted by Ginslinger Redux (U14830013) on Monday, 18th February 2013

    Possibley worse since Lilian isn't married. Takes after her father to o..

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    Posted by NotsoTinyTim (U2256329) on Monday, 18th February 2013

    Both a pair of sly dogs.   runs in the family. Her sister in SA aint any better either. Her brother cheated on his "husband"; and as for her father ...
     
    And what about her mother? She cheated on the saintly Squire Aldridge because she shtupped her first husband when married to her second.

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    Posted by charmingAnnielynn (U11952070) on Monday, 18th February 2013

    Poor Chris. He's basically just been told that she'll leave him without warning if an interesting job comes among. Not that she should be forced to live a life she doesn't want in Ambridge, but she's not even being decent and honest to Chris about what she wants in life, and where he fits in (or doesn't fit, as the case may be).

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    Posted by Now Locking for a house (U3261819) on Monday, 18th February 2013

    It's another TA storyline and thread that reveals the heartbreak that can ensue if couples arn't honest and ensure both want the same lifestyles.

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    Posted by Ginslinger Redux (U14830013) on Monday, 18th February 2013

    It is a sl I have predicted since they married . Alice in particular was far too immature to marry and I always felt she did so mainly to spite her mother.

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    Posted by Chris Ghoti (U10794176) on Monday, 18th February 2013

    I'm with Brian: just look on it as a starter marriage...

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    Posted by Minihohum (U14070767) on Monday, 18th February 2013

    I'm not sure Chris is willing to listen to her anyway. To him it appears to be unthinkable that they should go somewhere else to live and work. Yet his business is still relatively new; he might practically lease it or sell it to another farrier in Borsetshire while he goes to Canada and starts fresh. What's so great about Ambridge? If it doesn't work out they could probably come back. Alice's cottage will still be there....

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    Posted by Purple_Hay (U14319650) on Monday, 18th February 2013

    Chris loves living in Ambridge, he wouldn't go to Canada with Alice and she doesn't want to be stuck there, a bit bleak.

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    Posted by Minihohum (U14070767) on Monday, 18th February 2013

    I don't think people who live in Vancouver think it's bleak.
    I always thought it was supposed to be sort of... Well, hip and happening, rather cool sort of...

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    Posted by NotsoTinyTim (U2256329) on Monday, 18th February 2013

    Even if Vancouver isn't that cool or hip (compared to, say, NY or San Francisco), it is certainly more hip and cool than Ambridge, and certainly a more attractive proposition to someone of Malice's age.

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    Posted by pollyanna (U7304225) on Monday, 18th February 2013

    Whats great about Ambridge for Chris? His family, who he likes, are there. His family is there. His business, that he fought to set up - , no Daddy's money or inheriting a going family concern (no names, no mention of Brookfield) for him - and that he love is there. His friends are there. Other considerations: . Its not Canada.

    What has Canada got to offer Chris?............... Nop, I give up.

    Alice has been in her job for three minutes, at the very beginning of her career; she has not been stuck in some dead end job for years with no prospects of moving on to something better. She could bide her time for a couple of years and see where things are in her field of work over here then. Whats her rush now. Whereas if Chris sells up his Farrier business there is no guaranteethat he will be able to set up the same sort of business in Canada, or that it will be feasible to set up another such business in this country if they return.

    She was underhand and hurtful in the way she went about this and I think unreasonable in expecting Chris to abandon his life here because her very first job isn't quite what she expected. And BTW I would be saying that if the situation was reeveresed and Alice were the man in the relationship and Chris the woman,

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    Posted by DracoM1 (U14252039) on Monday, 18th February 2013

    Agreed.

    If he's got any nous, he'll pack up and go with her. Transferrable skills? Yes.

    Youngest couple in the village leave - do I hear an iceberg wallowing in the distance for TA sailing on without the mb to offer guidance on navigation?

    Hmm.

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    Posted by Ginslinger Redux (U14830013) on Monday, 18th February 2013

    Especially since Alice didn't pipe up while they were living on bread and water to buy the business that it might be better to wait for her to get established before they tied themselves to ambridge horses being more wide ly distributed than asrospace engineers. But she was all ready to play wifey then. Attention span of a gnat.

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    Posted by pollyanna (U7304225) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    It just doesn't sit right Ginslinger. Alice was strongly supportive and wildly enthusiastic about Chris setting up his own business; she knows how he is building up it up and making a reputation for himself in /his/ field of work, but she honestly thinks he will pack it in and go to Canada because her first job isn't quite up to her expectations. For goodness sake, its not as if she has had to take work stacking shelves, she is in her chosen field of work. She can stay where she is learning /her/ trade for while, learning, then move on to something that she feels more recognises what she has to offer. If at that stage she still cannot find something to fit her skills, then perhaps she and Chris might have a sensible conversation about needing to go abroad.

    It strikes me Alice Wants It All And Wants It Now. I am trying very hard to resist words such as: Spoilt. Used to getting her own way, Doesn't understand its not all about her. I really am.

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    Posted by Athena Ergane (U14927530) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    It just doesn't sit right Ginslinger. Alice was strongly supportive and wildly enthusiastic about Chris setting up his own business; she knows how he is building up it up and making a reputation for himself in /his/ field of work, but she honestly thinks he will pack it in and go to Canada because her first job isn't quite up to her expectations. For goodness sake, its not as if she has had to take work stacking shelves, she is in her chosen field of work. She can stay where she is learning /her/ trade for while, learning, then move on to something that she feels more recognises what she has to offer. If at that stage she still cannot find something to fit her skills, then perhaps she and Chris might have a sensible conversation about needing to go abroad.

    It strikes me Alice Wants It All And Wants It Now. I am trying very hard to resist words such as: Spoilt. Used to getting her own way, Doesn't understand its not all about her. I really am. 
    Well exactly.
    She was being so sensible and supportive - budgeting and saving and planning for the future - and quite ready to defend their choices, particularly to her indulged money-splashing mother.

    Suddenly she is arranging job interviews in Canada just because she wasn't given a department to run five minutes after she joined the company.

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    Posted by Angela Stepney (U15123321) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    Alice has a sense of entitlement the size of bus, she's been carping about her job ever since she got it and has no earthly idea why she isn't chief engineer of a global company at her tender age!

    Doing sneaky research and interviews for a job so far away is very unfair to Chris, as her husband and life partner I think she should have had the decency to talk it over with him instead of constantly covering up with a silly explanations every time she gets caught on the Skype to Vancouver.

    What if she gets offered the job in Canada, will she just pack and leave a note on the kitchen table saying "gone to Canada, be back in a year, dinner in oven"?

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    Posted by anna kist (U2314477) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    When she is offered a job [and she will or else the story has no point at all] how long would it be for? Usually jobs like this a short fixed term to begin with so they don't have to put up with mistakes for long. Why would Chris jeopardise his business for a short term contract that Alice has in Canada?

    It wouldn't make sense so I guess it is all over and Chris will have a lucky escape.

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    Posted by Auntie Molly (U14110968) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    "size of a bus"does not even begin to describe Alice's sense of entitlement. Size of a cruise liner more like.

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    Posted by Angela Stepney (U15123321) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    "size of a bus"does not even begin to describe Alice's sense of entitlement. Size of a cruise liner more like.   Oh yes, bus is a bit too common for an Aldridge isn't it?

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    Posted by Chris Ghoti (U10794176) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    I am not sure why it has to be *over*: she could go out thereon her fixed contract, and when it is over either she is given the push and comes home disappointed and a sadder and a wiser brat or else she is a wow of a success and Chris goes to join her.

    I would quite like it to be over for Chris's sake, and because I will enjoy the discomfiture of both Jennifer and Susan, with Brian and Neil getting good supportive parts to play for them.

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    Posted by Ginslinger Redux (U14830013) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    Snork. Trouble is Alice, for all her disdain, always has had it all and had it now and any problems made to dissappear ..couldn't be expected to work and study..get married on a whim, own house, struggling is not being able to shop at the farmers markets rather than not being able to eat.

    Chris is a nice lad and it is admirable the way he has got himself established but he is a simple soul really and has everything he wants in the place he grew up. Alice is mercurial to put it kindly and has had a lot and wants more. Fine but don't commit yourself to a stay at home at twenty, encourage him to start his own business and then resent having your wings clipped.

    She is incredibly lucky to have a job in her field and given her lack of relevant work experience she probably isn't very useful yet - I worked in a solicitors' office as an admin with a lad with a shiny new masters in jurisprudence. And he was no doubt brilliant in theory but in practice the 16 yo daughter of one of the Secretaries who had been drafted in as a gofer for a big project was more useful. People have to learn how to work as well as their subject if that makes any sense.

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    Posted by fatshetlandpony (U7215618) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    Farriery isn't the sort of business you buy/lease despite the ridiculous story line of Chris buying the business. There is the forge (& is that rented/leased?) but very, very few farriers have need of a static forge - they normally operate out of the back of a van.
    Farriery operates by personal reputation & you can't sell that to someone else. If Chris goes to Canada he starts from scratch again, in a place where he has no reputation & no contacts, probably (unless there is a fairy about) still with most of the debt he took on when he set up. That is assuming his qualifications enable him to

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    Posted by Feral_Ralph (U2333894) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    "size of a bus"does not even begin to describe Alice's sense of entitlement. Size of a cruise liner more like.   Oh yes, bus is a bit too common for an Aldridge isn't it?  Maybe an Antonov 225.

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    Posted by Ginslinger Redux (U14830013) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    Or given her weakness for big muscles and an inherited tendancy to infidelity she will shack up with a lumberjack...yeah I know vancouver is a big city but alice will have a car..

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    Posted by Chris Ghoti (U10794176) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    fatshetlandpony There is the forge (& is that rented/leased?) but very, very few farriers have need of a static forge - they normally operate out of the back of a van.  Oh lud, we said and said and said that there was no need for the fixed forge, right from the first moment that it was proposed that Chris buy that and a list of customers which he already had.

    Alice and Chris have *bought* it! Not rented or leased, but taken a large bank-loan or mortgage and bought the thing, for which he has no need unless he plans to take trainees. The whole business is *absurd*.

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    Posted by Ginslinger Redux (U14830013) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    Well quite, I remember on holiday my parents stopped the car because a farrier hot shoeing a pony at the village forge as we are passing through. It was probably 35 years ago and even then it was a last relic of a passed age. Cold shoeing on site was the established norm when I started riding a coiple of years later.

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    Posted by Dee (U3082905) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    And to some extent, her mother, not forgetting sister Kate of course.

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    Posted by maggiesaes (U2771771) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    It is a sl I have predicted since they married . Alice in particular was far too immature to marry and I always felt she did so mainly to spite her mother.   Me too,I said the very same thing.
    They married on a whim while they were off on a fun packed holiday and this was part of the fun.
    Well they're not laughing now are they.

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    Posted by anna kist (U2314477) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    Perfect sense, Ginners. I fear that Alice is going to take after he Aunt fagash. She will end up marrying for money and lead an empty life of pampering and deceit and never be satified with anything.

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    Posted by binocular (U10832169) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    It's those excuses that Alice makes to Chris. Really underhand.



    Those immortal words. "It's not my fault it looks suspicious. All my friends keep e-mailing me they want me to succeed."

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    Posted by Angela Stepney (U15123321) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    Perfect sense, Ginners. I fear that Alice is going to take after he Aunt fagash. She will end up marrying for money and lead an empty life of pampering and deceit and never be satified with anything.  I wonder what Lils would have done with an engineering degree?

    Come to think of it, she would never have had the brain power to do one, I have to convince myself that Alice has one although sometimes it's quite difficult!

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    Posted by DanskRose (U15612067) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    "do I hear an iceberg wallowing in the distance for TA sailing on without the mb to offer guidance on navigation?

    Hmm."


    Oh mega snork. SFX of huge delusions of grandeur. I really do the think the SWs will manage to limp on, albeit bloody and battered, without our expert help.

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    Posted by Auntie Molly (U14110968) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    Or given her weakness for big muscles and an inherited tendancy to infidelity she will shack up with a lumberjack...yeah I know vancouver is a big city but alice will have a car..
     
    Alice's attraction to Chris was always based on physical attraction rather than a shared values and outlook on life, as well as a bit of the thrill of a bit of rough and amusement at her mother's disappproval.

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    Posted by Alinya (U14929922) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    It just doesn't sit right Ginslinger. Alice was strongly supportive and wildly enthusiastic about Chris setting up his own business; she knows how he is building up it up and making a reputation for himself in /his/ field of work, but she honestly thinks he will pack it in and go to Canada because her first job isn't quite up to her expectations. For goodness sake, its not as if she has had to take work stacking shelves, she is in her chosen field of work. She can stay where she is learning /her/ trade for while, learning, then move on to something that she feels more recognises what she has to offer. If at that stage she still cannot find something to fit her skills, then perhaps she and Chris might have a sensible conversation about needing to go abroad.

    It strikes me Alice Wants It All And Wants It Now. I am trying very hard to resist words such as: Spoilt. Used to getting her own way, Doesn't understand its not all about her. I really am. 
    Well said. She seems to want to have her cake and eat it. There's no reason they couldn't go to Canada, but Alice is going about things all the wrong way. Aside from Chris's business developing, and developing well, Alice really shouldn't be going around behind his back taking an interview for a job she's been recorded as saying she won't go for.

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    Posted by hiya_loxley (U2274305) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    < Alice's attraction to Chris was always based on physical attraction rather than a shared values and outlook on life, as well as a bit of the thrill of a bit of rough and amusement at her mother's disappproval. >

    and the hilarious fun, which I think we were meant to share, of a surprise wedding in Las Vegas.

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    Posted by Ginslinger Redux (U14830013) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    Used it as a coaster for a giant gin and tonic?

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    Posted by Dee (U3082905) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    I don't think we heard the actual wedding or immediate lead up to it, did we?

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    Posted by weejimmykrankie (U3499042) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    Ginslinger, "horses being more widely distributed than aerospace engineers"- brilliant, that's it in a nutshell. They really didn't think this through, did they?

    For me the big mistake was Alice choosing aeronautical eng as her specialism- it's very obviously an "international" type career ( though perhaps most engineering is really and she was on that path before she got together with Chris). But I don't lay the blame entirely at Alice's door- if Christ had had any nouse about him he'd have anticipated how limiting her career prospects in that field within a commute from Ambridge would be and he would have asked her how she saw her professional future.

    Yet I get a strong sense that Chris sees Alice's degree and job as geeky boffin stuff that is beyond his ken ("ah bless, she's so clever, all Greek to me though" type attitude you'd expect more of a Mum than a husband). A lot of lads are quite interested in aircraft but we never hear him take an interest in what she does, though I guess it would make for dull radio so maybe there is much pillow-talk about winglets off-air.

    As Alice gets more senior in her profession she'll feel more and more set apart from Chris by his lack of interest in, or understanding of, what she does, so it's probably only a matter of time before she is re-enacting Brief Encounter at Birmingham Airport with a fit colleague who understands that part of her life better. She sounded much more passionate talking to Lawrence "aboot" the job than she has with Chris since JD walked in on them in the forge...

    Alice, on the other hand, knows all about horses so Chris gets a spouse who is naturally interested in his work.

    If Alice had been a posh-but dim type they'd have been fine. I think they will divorce, and while that is sad I'd be sadder if they had her compromising her professional potential by staying in Ambridge. (Yes, she is being a bit spoiled and entitled but she's a young new grad and she'll grow out of it).

    I can' recall how they are funding the "forge-gage" - Chris said recently that he was earning more than Alice, but do they need her income to keep up with the payments? It would really put the cat among the pigeons if she were to leave him and jeopardise his business in the process.

    BTW I posted an Archers tweet today, as an experiment. Beyond frustrating to confine my thoughts to 140 characters.





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    Posted by hiya_loxley (U2274305) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    < "horses being more widely distributed than aerospace engineers" >

    Apparently I've got at least 1% of one in my freezer!

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    Posted by PollyGlot (U4652497) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    Wee Jimmy - You’ve made some good points, indicating especially that Chris knows briefcase all about Alice’s work but that Alice, having always been a horsey type, knows far more about his.

    I’m on Alice’s side here. She should be going abroad, working at a job she’s good at and is happy in. Chris however, in spite of him being drop-dead gorgeous (or so we are led to believe) is very limited, seeing his future in Ambridge and hating change of any sort.

    He’s also the sort of person who says ‘no’ to anything and everything because he simply doesn’t have the imagination to see an alternative and is afraid of anything that might upset his secure little world. He would say, ‘No, it will never work’ to any proposition (apart from buying a forge he doesn’t need, which was a silly decision).

    With a person such a Chris there is little point in discussing possibilities from the very beginning. Things never get off the ground and ideas never materialise.

    Alice is quite right in doing all the research first of all and coming up with practical solutions to any problems. There are a great many trailing spouses in the world who have found congenial, well-paid work of their own in far-flung places.

    If it is unfair to inflict a fait accompli on Christopher, it is also unfair to expect Alice to stay wedged in his village idyll. Some people simply need to be dragged kicking and screaming out of the deep rut they have dug for themselves. And Christopher needs to be shaken up.

    And ironically enough, if a change were more-or-less forced on him he would probably enjoy him immensely in Canada and wonder what it was that had held him back.

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    Posted by Minihohum (U14070767) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    I agree, Poly. And i think in reality Chris, who has always been in the same place and done the safe predictable thing, would be dying to move away and do something new.

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    Posted by Dee (U3082905) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    On teh otehr hand, Chris's family have never strayed far from Ambridge. Can't remember Neil's family background but he has been on the scene a very long time, Susan comes from an Ambridge family, most of who have stayed close by, Emma stayed too. Whereas Brian came from "outside" Adam, Debbie & Kate have all lived overseas so that is the family model that Alice has grown up with. It's in her blood.

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    Posted by Alinya (U14929922) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    I want to be on Alice's side, because I think Canada would be good for her. But I do think she's handling this badly. I have only me to think about, so if I decide to move at the drop of a hat it matters much less than if there was another person involved, or i assume it would, because I am not superimposing the change on them without taking into consideration their opinion. Although that in itself isn't really the problem. The problem is that Alice won't/isn't talking honestly to Chris about what she wants. When he said 'I thought we were settled' she needed to say, 'I think I could do more with my degree' or anything really, to articulate how she really felt. Instead she said, yes we are settled, or something similar, indicated she would not go for the job, then agreed to a covert interview for a job in another country without telling Chris. And if they really had contacted her, he might, eventually, have been pleased for her. When he'd thought it through in his own time I mean. I think he's more upset by her unwillingness to talk properly about what she wants than by her desire to move elsewhere.

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    Posted by DracoM1 (U14252039) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    Alas, if every character handled things well, there'd be precious little TA at ll!

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    Posted by Icanttakeitanymore (U15599627) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    Ginslinger, "horses being more widely distributed than aerospace engineers"- brilliant, that's it in a nutshell. They really didn't think this through, did they?

    For me the big mistake was Alice choosing aeronautical eng as her specialism- it's very obviously an "international" type career ( though perhaps most engineering is really and she was on that path before she got together with Chris). But I don't lay the blame entirely at Alice's door- if Christ had had any nouse about him he'd have anticipated how limiting her career prospects in that field within a commute from Ambridge would be and he would have asked her how she saw her professional future.

    Yet I get a strong sense that Chris sees Alice's degree and job as geeky boffin stuff that is beyond his ken ("ah bless, she's so clever, all Greek to me though" type attitude you'd expect more of a Mum than a husband). A lot of lads are quite interested in aircraft but we never hear him take an interest in what she does, though I guess it would make for dull radio so maybe there is much pillow-talk about winglets off-air.

    As Alice gets more senior in her profession she'll feel more and more set apart from Chris by his lack of interest in, or understanding of, what she does, so it's probably only a matter of time before she is re-enacting Brief Encounter at Birmingham Airport with a fit colleague who understands that part of her life better. She sounded much more passionate talking to Lawrence "aboot" the job than she has with Chris since JD walked in on them in the forge...

    Alice, on the other hand, knows all about horses so Chris gets a spouse who is naturally interested in his work.

    If Alice had been a posh-but dim type they'd have been fine. I think they will divorce, and while that is sad I'd be sadder if they had her compromising her professional potential by staying in Ambridge. (Yes, she is being a bit spoiled and entitled but she's a young new grad and she'll grow out of it).

    I can' recall how they are funding the "forge-gage" - Chris said recently that he was earning more than Alice, but do they need her income to keep up with the payments? It would really put the cat among the pigeons if she were to leave him and jeopardise his business in the process.

    BTW I posted an Archers tweet today, as an experiment. Beyond frustrating to confine my thoughts to 140 characters.





     
    Didn't Chris get a bank loan to fund it with the cottage as collateral? I seem to remember Brian being supportive whereas JD was deeply upset at Alice using her inheritance in that way.

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    Posted by Alinya (U14929922) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    I suppose you're right. Then it would only be 'an ordinary story of countryfolk' rather than 'contemporary drama in a rural setting.' Clearly I'm the wrong kind of listener again. I do try.

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    Posted by Chris Ghoti (U10794176) on Tuesday, 19th February 2013

    Can't remember Neil's family background but he has been on the scene a very long time,  16-year-old Neil arrived in Ambridge in 1973 or some time around then as a bit of a tearaway, having been born in Oxfordshire and moved with his mother to Birmingham before starting work in Ambridge for one of the farmers, I forget which. I think it must have been Brookfield because Phil was his boss and Jethro Larkin used to tut-tut about him. I'm not sure when his mother died or vanished; once he had moved to Ambridge she would have ceased to matter in any case.

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