There’s an embarrassing misunderstanding for Alistair and the stress piles on Natasha
Outside the playground, Tom is introducing himself to Gavin when he’s interrupted by a phone call. It’s Natasha, she completely missed their van test drive after she left her phone and handbag in a coffee shop. Tom’s just relieved to hear that she’s safe. Later, Natasha explains that what she wants most of all is some time to prune her fruit trees. Tom offers his assistance, why don’t they do it together later in the week?
Kirsty gives Alistair the run of the house so that he can escape the building site at home for a bath. He notices a nasty scratch on her arm which was given to her by Ena, Joy’s vicious new kitten from Hilda’s litter. After his bath, Alistair is startled to come across Gavin riffling through Kirsty and Philip’s wardrobe. The two threaten one another and Kirsty bursts in to find out what on earth’s going on. Gavin interrogates Kirsty about her mystery ‘lover’ while Alistair hastily retreats to put some clothes on. He’s heard that his dad is going to make an honest woman of Kirsty, but it looks like Philip’s got a long way to go. The two of them fight ferociously and Kirsty orders Gavin out of the house. Mortified, Alistair emerges from the en-suite having heard the entire row. He’ll probably go elsewhere for a bath next time.