Victoria is an exceptional woman. She maintains the most perfectly run household, can knock up a magnificent sponge cake, and is at the heart of the social scene in a small village. Unfortunately she is also the most dreadful snob. She is therefore less than pleased when it is planned to open a caravan site on a local farm. The tone of the neighbourhood has already been lowered quite enough for her liking without introducing an even lower element into the village. She already has a sufficiency of problems to cope with, especially trying to persuade her fat lazy lawyer husband to adopt some half way civilised forms of behaviour. She doesn't need any extra threats to her social standing and the price of her house.
On the farm where the caravan park would be situated there are different concerns. Susan is blessed with a hard working husband who is dedicated to his family and to doggedly paying off the debts he inherited from a feckless father. He is diligent, loyal, and determined to do the right thing. As a consequence he is also incredibly boring. Stuck in the farmhouse, waiting for her husband to come home and enlighten her about the price of lambs or the latest European Union farming rules, she is desperate for something to change. She has set her heart on the caravan park as her only chance of escape from this tedious existence.
The two women battle it out by drawing heavily on a longstanding and widely respected small village tradition. Crude manipulation of petty rivalry.