The Webster Estate, as seen through the eyes of Claire
In honour of International Women’s Day, I shall be succinct.
Leanne goes to look at the new flats and ends up getting a job as a sales agent for the company. No doubt she will be operating a house of ill repute there in the near future.
Molly is moaning about how much it is costing for them to have the same ugly cladding left on in the end. Somewhere up in swamp duck heaven Vera has a good laugh.
Paul is hanging around the house looking forlorn. Jack tells him not to start serving his prison sentence before he has to and live a little. Paul later admits to Molly that he is going to do a runner, rather than go to prison and get in touch with his feminine side. Later at the pub Molly tells Tyrone what Paul is up to, while Paul is at home on the phone booking a ticket for points unknown.
Ken, Deirdre and Blanche are growing weary of using the loo at the pub while they wait for Roger the plumber to return and fix their water problem. In the end they decide to get Roger to renovate the bathroom. Blanche will not be impressed.
Clarissa comes by the bookie’s shop and complains to Dan and Leanne how all the walking she has been doing is giving her bulging calf muscles. Harry comes up with a clever solution to her ‘transportation’ problem by employing Lloyd as her personal ‘on call’ driver.
Steve and Liz have a spat about her ‘friendship’ with Harry. She tells her son to stay out of her private life. Harry comes by the pub later and tries to smooth things over with Steve.
Liz has the wedding album out and asks Deirdre what picture she should get framed. They agree on a photo and when Liz shows it to Steve, he expresses concern about the blood stains Vern has on his suit. Liz is sure that the photo shop can do something to airbrush the blood out.
Claire stops by The Kabin and goes on a tirade about the state of affairs in the Webster household, calling it a ‘slum’. Norris, of course, is only too happy to listen. Claire next stoops at the butcher shop to complain to Ashley about the fixtures and fittings at the Webster house, while Emily is there to hear it all.
Sal and Rosie go by the Peacock place to take a few measurements, and are surprised when Claire tells them, due to the poor state of their fixtures, that the price will have to be adjusted by 3,000 pounds, contrary to what she had discussed with Ashley earlier. Much agitation ensues amongst until Kevin and Ashley come to an understanding. An agreement had been reached, and should be honoured. Kev and Ahley both want to go for drinks with their friends but neither of Claire nor Sally is feeling too social towards the other at the moment.
Later at The Rovers, Norris is trying to share the house swap gossip with Emily, but she has sufficient dignity to leave the table. Norris does bump into Sal however, and is able to share with her how Claire described the conditions in the Webster home like ‘living in a slum.’ Sal is not amused.