Elizabeth's back from Cornwall. Roy's coped well with everything at Lower Loxley but admits he's been too busy to find time to worry about Phoebe's imminent departure for South Africa. They reflect how quickly children grow up. Freddie & Lily start at the Cathedral School on Wednesday. Freddie admits to Elizabeth he's not looking forward to it. He doesn't feel as brainy as Lily and everyone else. Elizabeth reassures him he doesn't need to compete. He's clever and the school will bring out his own special talents.
Susan's happy to be transferred from the dairy to the carrot field for a few days. As Pat tries to brief Susan on the job, Susan gossips about Jennifer taking Ruairi his favourite toy.
Pat feels guilty. She knows lifting carrots is hard work but they've still got so few orders for yoghurt or ice cream. Tom tells Pat about Brenda's idea for the Borsetshire Life article. Pat's defensive when Tom admits the magazine wants to mention E coli, to give the story an angle - but only to focus on how Bridge Farm has overcome the problems. Pat doesn't trust journalists any more, even a friend of Brenda's, so is adamant they're not doing the article.