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Ben Fogle - New Lives In The Wild.

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HowlsMovingBungalow Tue 29-Oct-19 22:14:56

Anyone else watching? I have loved his previous series
I admired the mother in this first episode, very brave out there on her own with little human contact.

cushioncovers Sun 10-Nov-19 09:59:26

Anyone watched this weeks with Susan who's in Ethiopia? Brave lady.

purpleme12 Sun 10-Nov-19 10:27:57

Yes I watch them all I love it!

funmummy48 Tue 12-Nov-19 08:56:30

I found Susan in Ethiopia a bit of a conundrum. She seemed like a lovely lady and had integrated well into the local community but I couldn’t quite get my head round how she ended up there. The restaurant was really odd, especially as they were serving Shepherds Pie, despite the difficulty of obtaining potatoes! 😳 It all seemed rather odd.

HowlsMovingBungalow Tue 12-Nov-19 09:23:57

Yes, I found the Ethopian episode disjointed. Couldn't put my finger on why, nothing meshed together.

Bigoldwimp Tue 12-Nov-19 22:55:41

I agree.
I was fascinated but couldn’t work it out. She seemed to get drunk with a neighbour and move to Ethiopia after a glass of wine, then find a driver who had 600,000 to invest in a remote restaurant. Wacky , commendable ..totally unfathomable.

Then tonight was that rather likeable inventor with all his “genetic capabilities “. What did he do to earn enough money to pay off his loans in a year and then buy land?

notacooldad Tue 12-Nov-19 23:21:40

Dh was laughing at tonights episode saying that the guy was like an old boyfriend of mine, before him ( obviously!) Likeable but in small doses. I think the guy's partner thinks the same by the look of it!

Pieceofpurplesky Tue 12-Nov-19 23:26:19

The guy tonight was crazy. His parent partner was batshit too. From Hooters to isolation. I wonder what happened to change her.

Not a great environment for the kids. Bickering parents and no contact with any other kids as mum doesn't like them.

Certainly not eco warriors!

HowlsMovingBungalow Wed 13-Nov-19 10:56:58

I managed to last 20 minutes of last nights programme before switching off - absolute bollocks the pair of them.

MrsPelligrinoPetrichor Wed 13-Nov-19 10:59:49

This series has been really good so far I think.

Omg once those kids escape that island they are going to rebel big time! Imagine living there with those two bonkers people and no kids to play withshock

Orchidflower1 Wed 13-Nov-19 11:01:38

It seems a short series this one- only four episodes. I know BF has said he wants to spend more time in the uk.

purpleme12 Wed 13-Nov-19 11:05:41

Couldn't really understand the couple last night. I couldn't really understand why you'd decide to live so close together when it seems a tumultuous relationship

But when she was saying she thinks it does the children more good to be around adults than children I really disagreed. I think children do l get so much from being around children, totally different to bring around adults.
And they probably misbehaved cos it was a novelty rather than a regular thing.

sniffingthewax Wed 13-Nov-19 12:00:26

I need to start watching this series but as with Kevin McCleod's version I'm sure most of these families have some sort of business that they forget to mention. All of the 'living a simple life off the land' is usually rubbish.

dottypotter Wed 13-Nov-19 14:55:52

great programme.

cushioncovers Wed 13-Nov-19 22:05:57

Be interesting to revisit this latest couple in a few years to see what they're up to.

mencken Thu 14-Nov-19 17:03:36

there's a blog...

enjoy, fellow sheeple... wink

MrsPelligrinoPetrichor Thu 14-Nov-19 21:20:48

Nice one!

sniffingthewax Fri 15-Nov-19 13:31:19

Just caught up with the Sweden episode. I had to laugh at Annalisa calling herself self sufficient, yes love, with a massive hand out from her parents and free childcare! If she can earn 300 euros from a few hours busking then I must learn to play an instrument. I think there is a massive backstory to this.

Loveislandaddict Mon 02-Dec-19 11:22:17

Just watched the Swedish one. I admired her life and she seems very content, and the little lad is lovely.

However, I wanted to know what of the future. Home schooling, socialising with other children etc?

I’m glad Grandma is near to provide support.

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