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I think Emma may be among us

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PseudoBadger Thu 01-Nov-12 07:29:02

<Looks around>

She's meal planning! Keeping a record of all outgoings!

Next she'll be on S&B looking for a dress for a posh London wedding....

PseudoBadger Sat 17-Nov-12 15:29:37

Wasn't Brenda commuting to Coventry?

ppeatfruit Sat 17-Nov-12 15:17:22

Are Hellinnn and the baby in a cupboard ? Which is the way all soap S.Ws deal with babies, not adults usually grin

Oh fgs didn't we all know that Susan and Neil would come to the rescue of Emmur and Ed? Why did it take sooo long (yawn)

GrendelsMum Fri 16-Nov-12 21:19:31

Clearly Leonie's employers are delighted to get rid of her for a few weeks!

I think Brenda might get upduffed and then suffer PND and then Tom might have to think about something other than sausage-based ready meals.

Anyway, no-one has even attempted to explain to DrinkFeck who Emma is, so here goes:

She is a uniquely irritating young woman on the Archers who is apparently irrisistable to men, having married one man (Will), slept with his brother (Ed) on her hen night, getting pregnant by Will but telling Will the baby (now 7 year old George) was Ed's, driving Ed to become a homeless heroin addict (now cured), before he returned and suggested that she, Ed and George ran off to France to stop any pesky concerns about access arrangements. Did I mention that Ed had previously nearly killed her by drink driving? Also that Emma has only recently seen her uncle try to burn down the farmyard in which her family lives. Also that her mother was sentenced to prison after her other uncle held up the village post-office and then went on the run, persuading the mother to conceal him. Emma doesn't much like Nic, Will's new partner, due to Nic's most exciting storyline being the time she went to a talk on using food leftovers at the WI with Will and Ed's mother.

R4 Fri 16-Nov-12 21:08:30

I hope that Brenda doesn't get upduffed. I'm no great fan of Brenda but she doesn't deserve to be stuck with Tom. No-one deserves to be stuck with Tom! With the exception, maybe, of the equally obnoxious Leonie. Talking of whom, what has happened to her 'career'? Who gets extended compassionate leave because an ex-boyfriend broke his leg?hmm
I can sympathise with Brenda giving up the commute from Ambridge to (?was it) Nottingham. It is over an hour each way and the M42 past the NEC is hell at any time of day. She should have relocated and dumped Tom while she was at it
I agree with an earlier comment that I cannot believe that Bridge Farm can support four adults.

MrsCampbellBlack Fri 16-Nov-12 20:03:09

Brenda is sooo going to dump Tom and get a proper job in the big city.

DowagersHump Fri 16-Nov-12 19:57:26

Brenda has entirely stuffed up her life really - she has no career and she's put her entire life on hold for a knobhead who uses her like a career counsellor

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 16-Nov-12 19:52:02

I keep thinking that Brenda's going to get upduffed
She gave up her big career chance cos the commute was too hard.
where is your spine woman?!

GrendelsMum Fri 16-Nov-12 19:25:11

No, Pip's clearly going to marry Spencer and go and live on a farm conveniently located over the hill, leaving the way clear for Josh to run Brookfields and Pip just to pop back when they need her for plot purposes.

DowagersHump Fri 16-Nov-12 19:08:03

Don't forget Pip Grendel!

But generally I agree - they are drifting about.

DorsetKnob Fri 16-Nov-12 18:39:05

Yes I know that Will is the Gamekeeper and not Ed, was answering a question about why Will has more money than Ed has.

Sadly know about the reality of dairying, the lovely man who lives across the road has lost two of his jobs recently as both farms he works for have sold their herd.

GrendelsMum Fri 16-Nov-12 08:45:18

All the young women in Ambridge (except Alice and Fallon - and Helen if she's still around) are driving me up the wall at the moment. Why do they have so little career ambition? WTF is Kirsty doing, faffing around in Jaxx's Caff? Why can't Emma do anything other than clean Ruth's house for a couple of hours? WTF does Brenda think she's doing, making coffee for Matt and Lilian?

Okay, I'm also going to make an exception for Hayley, except she's clearly going to to be given the chop shortly.

womblingalong Fri 16-Nov-12 00:30:38


womblingalong Fri 16-Nov-12 00:30:18

Ed isn't a gamekeeper, that's Will. ed is in dairy farming and milk delivery, and has lost money there.

Don't think they are claiming any benefits tho

DrinkFeckArseGirls Thu 15-Nov-12 23:36:17

I'm almost 30 young! hmm

DorsetKnob Thu 15-Nov-12 21:00:07

Do they not claim any TC or WTC?

Gamekeepering is quite a well paid job and in this case he doesn't have to pay rent and his vehicle will be provided.

DowagersHump Thu 15-Nov-12 20:53:53

I reckon that if Emma Bunton sold that massive flat she has in Hampstead, she wouldn't need to go to the food bank wink

GrendelsMum Thu 15-Nov-12 18:37:28

Poor Emma Bunton, heading down to the food bank and running into her mother...

MrsCampbellBlack Thu 15-Nov-12 18:18:40

Yes because Emma Bunton is so big with the younger generation wink

DrinkFeckArseGirls Thu 15-Nov-12 18:13:14

No. It seems if I did I wouldn't have asked.wink

I thought it was Emma Bunton or summat.

<closes the door quietly and leaves the middle aged to it >

MrsCampbellBlack Thu 15-Nov-12 18:10:20

I actually felt a bit sorry for emmur last night until she moaned about nic and will not being hard up. Come on love -you shagged your husband's brother, told him that his child wasn't his and planned to run off with said child so will would never see him again.

And breathe.

Not sure how much spare cash susan and neil have though . . . I reckon emmur will be back living with her parents by christmas

PseudoBadger Thu 15-Nov-12 18:07:02

Do you listen to The Archers?

DrinkFeckArseGirls Thu 15-Nov-12 18:06:01

Who is Emma?

Pallindrome Thu 15-Nov-12 18:05:25

Something occurred to me today, am I correct in thinking that George and Keira are not only siblings but cousins too? As they have Emma for a Mum but a Grundy brother each for a Dad surely that makes them siblings as well as cousins? Been bothering me all day trying to compute the family relationship . . .

HearMyRoar Thu 15-Nov-12 11:40:24

I thought Emma suggested to Ed she got more work but he went all 1950s about how he loves seeing her playing with the kids and can't bare for anyone else to look after them as he is the Man and so must Provide For The Family hmm

choccyp1g Thu 15-Nov-12 10:49:09

And how far in advance did you JUST KNOW that Susan was going to meet Emma at the Foodbank? I guessed that was coming the first time they mentioned collecting for it.

I think they are not claiming any benefits, today when Emma said she had NO MONEY, Ed was talking about when the next milk cheque arrives, not "what about the tax credits coming in this week".

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