Kathy's court case is two weeks today, so she's pleased a busy day at Lower Loxley is keeping her mind occupied. Pat tells Kathy about her alternative to the anaerobic digester - a transition community, with ideas like shared bike schemes. Pat's determined to see how far she can get.
Ruth and Jill enjoy the stroll round the Am. Ruth offers to organise the visit to the National Space Centre for Phil and suggests they all chip in for his birthday present and get him the bigger telescope he wants. Jill thinks it would be very welcome but candidly admits that on his actual birthday Phil wants a meal with just their four children.
Usha wishes Alan could relax but once again he's too busy worrying and planning ahead. He promises to make it up to Usha. Usha reassures him that she loves his commitment to his work.
Back at St Stephens, everyone enjoys the refreshments at the end of the walk. When Usha's out of earshot, Lynda tells Alan how terrific she's been, and how lucky he is. Alan tells Lynda that he's planning a special thank you for Usha. He's just got to work out how and when to do it.
Episode written by Joanna Toye.