I'm no love expert, but I feel an hour (with a studio audience looking on) is sometimes not enough time to select the right pantry staples for the week let alone a satisfactory spouse for, well, ever. Might be just my cautious Virgo side coming out!
REALITY TV gets more romantic by the minute.
It kicked off 2019 with Married At First Sight (MAFS) on Channel Nine.
Sadly, MAFS is a Danish rip-off because I always thought Scandinavia had better sense than that. (Turns out, something is rotten in the state of Denmark after all!)
Now The Proposal is coming to Channel Seven this winter.
If you thought MAFS turned out"wedded" couples in a jiffy,The Proposal will take just an hour (including commercials) to seal the blessed deal.
The honeymoon could well be over before the next episode rolls around.
I'm no love expert, but I feel an hour (with a studio audience looking on) is sometimes not enough time to select the right pantry staples for the week let alone a satisfactory spouse for, well, ever.
Might be just my cautious Virgo side coming out!
The TV trailer for The Proposal is popping up alarmingly often.
A bunch of singletons try to win the affections of a mystery suitor over the hour-long (including commercials) episode.
There is a first impressions round followed by a beachwear round.
My first impressions of the beachwear round are less than glowing! I felt as a race we'd evolved beyond this!!
Back in their civilian clothes, the singletons will then answer the mystery suitor's most thought-provoking questions before they have to win over a trusted family member.
This is the Oxford dictionary definition for: Worst Night Out Ever. Awful-dreadful, in fact!
After record outrage about MAFS Season 6 (according to my Facebook feed, anyhow), I wonder if TV viewers will be setting themselves up for even more heartache on The Proposal.
For good measure, Seven is also promoting The Super Switch - love, lies and betrayal.
Relationship reality TV shows have suddenly become more prolific than renovating shows on free-to-air TV this winter. I'm sticking with Grand Designs and House Rules, which both feature far fewer tools.
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With six home renovations complete now and the first elimination done and dusted on Monday night, here's my House Rules for 2019.
1) Do no start renovating a zone in the house unless you can finish it within a week. This pretty much rules me out of renovating, full-stop.
2) Never-ever paint in July. Two winters ago we did just that. We painted two children's bedrooms over two weeks. Interestingly, that fell within the one zone-one week rule. However, it's cold in winter and even colder with the windows open. Waiting for the bedrooms to be ready was about as interesting as watching paint dry! I had chosen white for the walls and black for the skirting boards and architraves. But, as in life as in painting, it's never just black and white, is it? At some point there will be several shades of grey.
3) Make my mud room into a dance studio. Having cleared the mud room over the Queen's Birthday long weekend of four boxes of pre-loved toys and clothes for charity and 50 empty jars ready to be filled for the school fete produce stall, I was surprised with the size of the space. It would make a lot of sense to square off a wall for an office/crafting nook. However, it's really tempting to put in a ballet barre or even just an ordinary bar. I have a speakeasy planned for the downstairs laundry but that can't happen until the laundry shifts upstairs. That is more than a week-long project (refer to House Rule #1)!
4) Relocate the pantry moths. Some are falling for the new pesticide-free traps, but not enough of them. The moths are smarter than you'd think!
5) Choose a zone: Inside or out, back or front. I have work to do in the veggie patch; I'm estimating there is roughly a week's weeding waiting for me. Conveniently, that should fall within the one-zone-one week rule.
You have seven days to complete this renovation. Your time starts now!
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