Friday, 24 April 2009

The Apprentice: Nick Vs Margaret - episode 5

Great episode this week. Such a contrast between the two teams and the quality of their work. However, the clever editing kept us on the edge of our seats until the last minute! Noorul yet again escaped by the skin of his teeth - nice chap but surely he has got to go.

Episode 5

Winner - Nick
I can't remember the exact line Nick said but it was something along the line of 'they took an idea and murdered it'

We did get some very rare footage of Margaret smiling. Once I saw that I knew her team had won!

Total: Nick 3: 1 Margaret

Saturday, 18 April 2009

The Apprentice: Nick vs Maragret - episode 4

Wow - I can't believe it is week 4 already! A highly cringeworthy episode this week just like we love from The Apprentice. Sadly for me one of my picks for my fantasy Apprentice team, Paula, was fired this week. I still believe it was the wrong decision from S'rallen but she had the moral victory in the end because she is a nice person!

Episode 4
Winner - Nick
The dynamic duo are coming into their own now. Nick has to win this week for the way he delivered the devastating news of the price of sandalwood 'I'll leave you to get on with it'. Class.

Total: Nick 2: 1 Margaret

Friday, 17 April 2009

Kirstie's homemade home

I am officially in love with this programme. Despite the press slagging it off for being twee I loved every minute of it and cant wait to she the rest of the series. This has reignited my interest for interior design - as Kirstie says 'If you love it have it in your home'. My philosophy indeed. As much as I love Grand Designs and the like many of the interiors do end up looking open plan and essentially the same to me.

I'm just off to run up a quick cushion cover...

Sunday, 12 April 2009

BBC Dig in campaign

The lovely BBC are giving away free seeds as part of their new Dig in campaign. I've dabbled in growing my own veggies for a few years now and am following Gardeners' World avidly (well I have set it on 'series link' on my digibox). I love it when they feature veg growing especially the feature on allotments last series. I am loving the new Dig in campaign and will be planting my new seeds as soon as they arrive! Lets hope (if all goes well) that the builders are kind to my seedlings....

Send for your seeds now and join in!

Friday, 10 April 2009

A new bathroom - the saga begins

First we were going to move our bathroom upstairs but a hefty quote (£5k!) and digging up a concrete floor downstairs made up rethink the whole situation.

The house came with planning permission which expires in 2010 so we have taken the plunge and have got 2 plumbers coming round to give us quote not only to move the bathroom but to build a second floor extension too! Ekkk - this could be expensive!

Watch this space for updates!

Thursday, 9 April 2009

The Apprentice: Nick vs Margaret - episode 3

DISAPPOINTING!! Where were they this week? I feel there was so little coverage of N&M this week it would be unfair of me to pick a winner this week.

Boo - I should start a campaign for more Nick and Marge!

Sunday, 5 April 2009

The Apprentice: Nick vs. Margaret - episode 2

We are still getting to know the candidates. Some of them have hardly had any airtime at all making it difficult to gauge at this point who the winners are likely to be. This made my choosing of my fantasy apprentice team at work even harder! (in the end I chose Kate, Philip, Ben and Paula - Paula was a last minute addition because I liked her hair).

Anyway onto the important stuff:

Episode 2
Winner - Nick
Again we saw very little of Nick and Marge. Nick just managed to edge it for me this week with his comment about the boys with spotty backs in togas and his winning performance on The Apprentice: You're Fired. Although Margaret had a very strong performance especially the shot with her head in her hands!

Total: Nick 1: 1 Margaret

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

The Apprentice: Nick Vs Margaret - episode 1

You know spring is here when the Apprentice is on the TV. I have been eagerly awaiting the new series, not to see 14 new candidates make fools of themselves or to see Srallen's cutting comments but to see the real stars of the show...Nick and Margaret.

They come up with the best lines, they don't have to pretend to like the candidates and best of all they can play a blinder in the boardroom by revealing a shortcoming of one of the condemned candidates just at the right moment.

Let's make things more interesting I thought. Why not see each week which of Srallen's aides is the best (most amusing comment, facial expression etc) and then tot them up at the end of the series to see who the REAL winner of the Apprentice 2009 is....

Episode 1
Winner - Margaret
We saw very little of Nick and Marge this week but Margaret's 'Never before have so few cars been washed by so many' just edged it for me.
Total: Nick 0: 1 Margaret