November 22nd, 2015
Episode 347 of 769 episodes
Helen's not driving at the moment and has to beg a lift to the Bridge Farm shop from Pip, who tells Helen about Ruth's planned trip to New Zealand. Helen would get away from it all like a shot, but Pip reminds her she has a big shop opening to plan for. Oh yes, remembers Helen. Helen half jokes with Rob that she won't be a prisoner at home. Helen seems rather dizzy, pale and tired and Rob fusses over her. Back at home, Rob makes Helen dinner (he and Henry have eaten already) but Helen can't eat it. Rob points out that she has overdone things and Helen takes herself off to bed. Ruth has it out with Pip and David over feeling shut out. David's reeling from Ruth's announcement on Friday. He tells Jill that Ruth's turning her back on him - he wouldn't spring something like this on her. Jill advises that David takes Ruth at her word and appreciates how the last year has turned her world upside down. David should be philosophical and accept that Ruth's going to New Zealand - as Jill accepts that Stir Up Sunday isn't necessarily the tradition it was with the kids growing up. David reluctantly agrees.