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northender Thu 06-Feb-14 09:52:55

Interesting perspective on this mornings episode

TwelveLeggedWalk Thu 06-Feb-14 09:58:15

I am mostly distracted by the girls wearing dresses, white socks and smart wool coats to the park and not ending up looking like urchins!

Retropear Thu 06-Feb-14 09:58:41

Ahhhh Harry seems a really nice chap.He's making some really good eloquent observations too.

We've wrestled with this conundrum.

NotNoah Thu 06-Feb-14 09:58:42

Hi all,

Can I join? Currently on maternity leave and have become addicted to WDU. I think the dad (Harry?) was being very unrealistic. Glad his wife has her head screwed on.

Sparklingbrook Thu 06-Feb-14 09:58:50

Following on from this thread

Sparklingbrook Thu 06-Feb-14 09:59:29

How did he get to carry the Olympic torch?

NotNoah Thu 06-Feb-14 10:01:01

Also, you know you've watched too many episodes before when you think "Ohhhh Nicki has worn that dress before". blush

WanderingAway Thu 06-Feb-14 10:11:47

I am glad they stayed in the uk. The dad came across as a bully.

SelfRighteousPrissyPants Thu 06-Feb-14 10:20:49

I thought he seemed really nice but very stressed and she didn't understand that! He was willing to change and accept her views.

AnneEyhtMeyer Thu 06-Feb-14 11:41:03

Marking place on new thread.

northender Thu 06-Feb-14 14:00:22

Thanks for the links SB

I thought they were a classic WDU family in a way, assuming that moving to the other side of the world was their only way to change their lives. At least they discovered the things that they could do here that would improve things without the down side of being away from all the extended family.

A good outcome i thought although his comments right at the end showed he was still hoping she'd change her mind

SuffolkNWhat Fri 07-Feb-14 09:21:42

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Sparklingbrook Fri 07-Feb-14 09:23:45

Morning! Vaguely remember these.

Sparklingbrook Fri 07-Feb-14 09:26:26

i am playing Nicky Chapman bingo today.

Outdoor lifestyle. Tick.

Sparklingbrook Fri 07-Feb-14 09:27:46

Beer pumps in the garden. grin

Sparklingbrook Fri 07-Feb-14 09:30:15

Budget potentially stretched. Tick.

Sparklingbrook Fri 07-Feb-14 09:36:17

Could they afford to live down under? Tick.

BlueberryWoods Fri 07-Feb-14 09:37:36

I wonder how many of these people have "always wanted to live in Australia even though I've never been"? Is it just made up for the tv programme? Surely, if you've always dreamt of living somewhere you'd have visited before middle age? (I realise this family had already been on holiday to Oz but some of the others hadn't been anywhere near the Southern Hemisphere).

Vagndidit Fri 07-Feb-14 09:42:02

Yes, always important to expose the kids to the emotional blackmail portion of the trip... hmm

Meglet Fri 07-Feb-14 09:45:59

Bless 'em. They're a sweet family smile

BlueberryWoods Fri 07-Feb-14 09:50:13

Anybody else record this then fast forward through the 'videos from home' section? I think I must I only watch this to see the houses.

Sparklingbrook Fri 07-Feb-14 09:50:56

I'm a bit bored now.

HeadFullofSteam Fri 07-Feb-14 09:52:32

Dreadful blonde highlights.

BlueberryWoods Fri 07-Feb-14 09:53:52

I find the NZ ones a little bit more interesting - Oz is getting a bit boring.

Meglet Fri 07-Feb-14 09:55:34

I always wonder how couples plan to both work full time when they've got no family or friends nearby confused. Of course it's going to be hard.

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