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breward Mon 04-Jan-16 20:53:55

Anyone else put it on series record?

DH said, "You can tell it's January when deluded escapism is back on!"

I love it, but have no intention of ever moving to Oz.

Sparklingbrook Mon 04-Jan-16 20:55:39

I have a love/hate relationship with it and I am still scarred by the 'Poor Brendan' episode. sad grin

Wishfulmakeupping Mon 04-Jan-16 22:11:02

Yes wonder how Brendan is doing?
Watched today's felt sorry for their youngest and was surprised at how blunt the granny was!

Vagndidit Tue 05-Jan-16 10:48:32

Oooooh, it's back, isn't it?

No more live tutting from me, I'm afraid. I'll need to catch up on iplayer now that they've shifted the airtime from 9 to 11am.

GraceKellysLeftArm Tue 05-Jan-16 10:52:11

I've had two friends go on it. One of the couples went for it, split up after 20 years together and he stayed and seems happy. Other couple decided to stay in the UK for the time being.

TheCraicDealer Tue 05-Jan-16 10:56:39

I saw this when I was off on leave- he house they really wanted/envisaged was £100k more than they could afford, he would've had to have taken a pay cut, childcare was
uber expensive, she was told she'd struggle to get a job, and yet the husband was still keen. I really wonder about people sometimes.

What's the story with Brendan then?

gingerboy1912 Tue 05-Jan-16 11:03:31

Today's family look like it's going to be a tricky one

HollyJollyDillydolly Tue 05-Jan-16 11:05:10

Ooh I do like WDU smile

marsybum Tue 05-Jan-16 11:05:44

I've got my guilty pleasure series link. Watched yesterday's last night and the family back home annoyed me - I hate the guilt trip ones!

gingerboy1912 Tue 05-Jan-16 11:06:49

Gosh he doesn't seem very happy confused

Oldraver Tue 05-Jan-16 11:14:55

She seems like a right bossy boots...

ssd Tue 05-Jan-16 11:26:05

she seems like a right cow

Sparklingbrook Tue 05-Jan-16 13:39:11

I can't catch it at 11am so will need to sort the planner out.

Brendan's episode was awful. His 'D'W and his three daughters spent the whole time wearing him down. she had brainwashed the daughters into wanting to go to Oz. He spent a lot of the episode in tears, and us on MN spent the whole episode like this. shock

I think they went though. confused

ssd Tue 05-Jan-16 14:18:58

the woman today was awful, bossy and sulky, I felt sorry for the guy.

salsamummy Tue 05-Jan-16 14:47:35

Just catching up!

salsamummy Tue 05-Jan-16 14:54:34

Why oh why show them houses they can't afford! And then they say it's not unrealistic. Err yes it is.

Rivercam Tue 05-Jan-16 17:28:22

Nuts checked the update, today's family have remained in the UK. At least they got a nice holiday out of it.

I think I knew within the first few minutes that they wouldn't go.

Rivercam Tue 05-Jan-16 17:28:56

Just, not nuts

Davros Tue 05-Jan-16 18:05:17

How would they get visas or is it easy for NZ?

RebootYourEngine Tue 05-Jan-16 19:01:28

Yay a new thread. I came on to start one because i couldnt find one yesterday. I dont like the new time. I could watch it at 9.15 and then go to work. Now i have to watch it when i get home from work.

I dont think either of these families will go.

How cruel was yesterdays mum. Her kids were saying that they didnt want to go and she still made them try it. Even if they did move those kids woukd be miserable.

The woman today was a right bossy cow.

RebootYourEngine Tue 05-Jan-16 19:02:44

I also can not believe that todays lady had to give up her job to go on WDU.

Shakey15000 Tue 05-Jan-16 19:03:31

Anyone else think that despite their bickering, they probably have a great time in the sack?

Just me then? blushgrin

salsamummy Tue 05-Jan-16 19:12:20


TheCraicDealer Tue 05-Jan-16 19:43:02

Poor Brendan, his wife sounds like a omelette knobber.

When my Dad was about six my Granda applied for that Ten Pound Pom thing, had the tickets and everything. At the last minute Granny decided she didn't want to go. Said she'd miss her family who she never saw too much.

TheCraicDealer Tue 05-Jan-16 19:44:05

Dammit, "complete" not omelette. I now have a mental image of someone doing rude things with egg products.

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