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The way this woman eats on 'The Great Allotment Challenge'

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Methe Fri 02-Jan-15 21:52:45

Who the fuck eats like that in real life.


Where's Mary Berry when you need her?

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Fri 02-Jan-15 22:34:37

I'd lost interest by then, why can't they just concentrate on the gardening?

Methe Fri 02-Jan-15 22:39:08

Oh I know. The last series was so shite I said i wasn't going to watch it ever again but I did and whateverhernameis exaggerated tasting was my punishment.

The rest of it was shite too Btw... They made flower baskets and mustards sauces.

All I think about in my allotment is how to combat the weeks, confuse the slugs and whether what I have actually grown is edible or not.

TheSpottedZebra Fri 02-Jan-15 22:39:39

Her book is excellent and her neat bob would make even Anna Winton jealous. But she's harsh as fuck, isn't she?

Methe Fri 02-Jan-15 22:41:37

I don't mind her personally but the way she eats? It makes me want to fly in to the TV and stab her to death with her fork.

mausmaus Fri 02-Jan-15 22:41:46

dh was mesmerised by her staring into infinity when tasting.

yes to harsh comments.

TheSpottedZebra Fri 02-Jan-15 22:41:53

The eating was odd, wasn't it. I take it that she did not get to see the dailies (ie uncut footage each day) as she'd never do that more than once.

I too thought the last series was pap. Then watched all of this one. I want to focus on the growing, not the judging and the arranging. And I don't give a toss whether the veg are the same shape as each other, I just want them to be healthy and plentiful and delicious.

FATEdestiny Fri 02-Jan-15 22:42:25

I was also a bit spooked by the woman who eats in a really weird way confused

TheSpottedZebra Fri 02-Jan-15 22:42:55

All of this episode. I am not clairclairvoyant so have not seen all of this series.

But the air steward wins.

Methe Fri 02-Jan-15 22:44:36

grin I was wondering!

I won't be watching any more. I don't think I can take it's.

TheSpottedZebra Fri 02-Jan-15 22:46:12

It was a joke re the air stew by the way. I have no idea, no info. But he seemed to know his plants, seemed a nice chap and is very pretty.

Methe Fri 02-Jan-15 22:49:33

I wasn't paying attention to who was who tbh blush

FunkyBoldRibena Fri 02-Jan-15 22:55:45

Why cant we just have a fucking programme about growing fucking fruit and veg??? I dont fucking get it. Just show people how to so it and what options they have and what the problems are with some fucking solutions!

Jeez. That woman needs to learn some fucking manners. And eat properly!

Methe Fri 02-Jan-15 23:07:03

I hear you wrt decent growing programmes.

Us gardeners are forgotten sad

WerewolfBarMitzvah Fri 02-Jan-15 23:09:21

Oh yes. I adopted her weird tasting technique when trying DS' s food temperature last year. Argh it's annoying.

mausmaus Fri 02-Jan-15 23:11:37

gardeners world is good for the actual growing bit, but they have their winter break.

CrazyOldBagLady Fri 02-Jan-15 23:21:11

Are they repeating this again or was there a Christmas special? I love gardening and gardening shows, but couldn't get into this one. Too much focus on exhibition growing and flower arranging, there was nothing for someone who just likes and wants to know more about standard gardening.

Methe Fri 02-Jan-15 23:25:03

Beechgrove Garden is a good gardening show and I love GW and Monty Don.

This allotment rubbish is absolutely terrible though.

PetulaGordino Fri 02-Jan-15 23:25:39

I have recorded but not watched yet. Last series I watched the first bits where they are talking about growing stuff and how to overcome some of the problems they are encountering, but I'm not interested in growing things to show standard so don't really care about perfectly straight beans etc

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Sat 03-Jan-15 08:44:47

It's a new seried Crazy. I willbecwatching as DD (8) loves it, she has been asking for ages if there will be a new series. I agree, Thane very harsh, I also dislike flower arranging judge, Queen's gardener is a bit better. Fern not very inspiring either.

teacuphalfempty Sat 03-Jan-15 08:45:54

I noticed that this year, after she (Thain?) puts the food in her mouth, the camera cuts away to the conestants reaction. Last year it l i n g e r e d (painfully) util she swallowed.

Also, this year the 'allotmenteers' are solo - pairs last year.

figgypuddings Sat 03-Jan-15 08:48:37

I did not see the programme. Please could you describe how she ate? Did she make a schloop noise or chew open mouthed with enforced enthusiasm? <nosey>

Pipbin Sat 03-Jan-15 08:53:05

I watched some of the last series but thought it was so bad that stopped.
So I've not watched this one. But I might do now just to see this woman.

FunkyBoldRibena Sat 03-Jan-15 08:54:23

gardeners world is good for the actual growing bit

No it isn't - it's good for flowers and perennials but fruit and veg gets sidelined to about 5 mins. A proper seasonal food growing programme is very much in need in the UK.

Methe Sat 03-Jan-15 09:11:49

beechgrove is very good.

Wrt how she ears she kind picks up her food with a poncily held fork, puts it in her mouth and then pulls it off the fork with her teeth with her lips open while all the time gazing in to the middle distance.

It is very unusual. You probably need to see with you own eyes.

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