On 05/08/2018 18:24, Vicky Ayech wrote:
> On Sun, 5 Aug 2018 16:03:00 +0100, krw <***@whitnet.uk> wrote:
>> On 23/7/18 09:10, Btms wrote; my response is lower down:
>>> Looks like Emma will discover that affordable housing isn’t affordable for
>>> the likes of Emmur!
>> Another drug induced musing on the future of the village led to a
>> consideration of Oliver and the Grundys. This is complicated.
>> Oliver goes to see Shula and is the first person he tells he really is
>> retiring, but not as Joint Master as he plans to buy one of Damara's new
>> house and they discuss the impact on both the Grundies and Grey Gables
>> which is concerning. There is a gap and at the end of it Oliver thanks
>> Shula for her help, he has made his mind up.
>> He invites Eddie, Clarrie, Ed and Emmur to a private dinner on a subject
>> that cannot be discussed outside the room and not with other people. He
>> reveals his decision to sell Gray Gables but this does not mean he will
>> want to end their tenancy as he will live elsewhere - in fact the
>> opposite is true. He wants to create a new special tenancy agreement
>> for the Grange farmhouse with all four of the Grundies as tenants. The
>> contract will also contain a fixed, current market price for the
>> farmhouse (yes I know it is more than Emmur could afford). That price
>> will only change in on direction before they exercise the option to buy
>> the farmhouse where half of the rent the Grundys pay each month will
>> reduce the purchase price.
>> If they never buy it then they pay the same rent as now. If they do buy
>> it then the price is ever reducing; there would probably need to be some
>> clause predicating events at the time of Oliver's death but we know they
>> do not like detail.
>> Eddie and Clarrie will know they will never be able to buy it - but you
>> can bet Emmur has them all signed up before Joe is in his wooden box and
>> makes it happen somehow. Even if it means summer visitors all year round!
>> And then finally Oliver meets Kathy (if she can be dug up), Ian and Roy.
>> The two men have been constantly bothering him and Kathy with ever
>> more radical marketing ideas and he knows his heart is not in it. He
>> will be nearby but he says he wants to work out a way that they can buy
>> the hotel and then move into the new world. Later we hear the three of
>> them and Kathy has thought it through but she realises that she also
>> needs to retire. With Oliver's agreement Kirsty is brought in on the
>> deal and over a period of months a buy out deal is worked out so that
>> Oliver can buy his house now and gets an earnout over the next few years
>> (again Oliver's age needs protection). I have separate plans for Kathy.
>> I think the dynamic of Ian, Roy (I have a much shorter story for him as
>> well as one for Kirsty) plus Kirsty working together at Grey Gables
>> might give us some stories and a location for intrigue in at least one
>> other storyline.
>> BTW shut me up if bored.
> Is Kathy too old for Snappy?
Kathy Perks was born 30/01/1953, current age 65.
Shula Hebden Lloyd was born 08/08/1958, current age 59.
We don't have an age for Alistair, as far as I can see, but if he is a
suitable age for Shula, then someone a mere 5 or 6 years older can't be
out of the question on age grounds. He may even be closer to Kathy's age