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How the other half live

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MollieO Thu 30-Jul-09 21:06:28

Anyone watching?

MollieO Thu 30-Jul-09 21:07:25

I wonder how many children have a birthday wish of a new bed? shock

MollieO Thu 30-Jul-09 21:07:52

for a new bed.

nobodysfool Thu 30-Jul-09 21:08:15

So sad.
Makes me feel pretty sad TBH.

taylorsmummy2004 Thu 30-Jul-09 21:09:32

I'm watching, think i will cry by the end..

KEAWYED Thu 30-Jul-09 21:09:41

Im going to watch it

giraffesCantRunA10k Thu 30-Jul-09 21:10:32


flatcapandpearls Thu 30-Jul-09 21:12:50

I may watch this on plus one.

giraffesCantRunA10k Thu 30-Jul-09 21:18:31

MollieO Thu 30-Jul-09 21:19:29

I'm crying now and thinking about the life they escaped from and still how little they have now.

poshtottie Thu 30-Jul-09 21:20:24

I had to share a bed with my sister when I was growing up, and she wet the bed frequently.

Lovely girls.

hf128219 Thu 30-Jul-09 21:21:48

Mum isn't malnourished is she?

diedandgonetodevon Thu 30-Jul-09 21:23:31

I'm watching. It's amazing how happy a couple of beds made the children smile

I wonder how you could get involved in supporting a family like this without TV involvement?

5inthebed Thu 30-Jul-09 21:23:36

Watching it now. How thrilled are those girls with the beds!

MollieO Thu 30-Jul-09 21:24:38

Nice comment hf128219. Your point being?

poshtottie Thu 30-Jul-09 21:26:48

Okay they are not starving, but their quality of life is pretty crap.

kissyfurschaos Thu 30-Jul-09 21:28:51

hf128219 maybe thats becauase of costs of stodgy food asnd carbs being cheap and filling and she can't afford lots of fruit, veg and lean meat.
Both families are lovely so far.

Fruityjuice Thu 30-Jul-09 21:32:02

Yes, she probably is malnourished. She's not slim but I bet she can't afford to buy nourishing food sad
The looks on their faces is so amazing when they receive the cheques. I wish I was rich enough to be able to give someone something like that

5inthebed Thu 30-Jul-09 21:32:17

Bizarre comment HF128219. Having lived in South Africa, and having met a few people from Zimbabwe, you'll find their staple diet consists of mealie pap, which is full of carbs. About half of black women from SA and Zimbabwe are quite stocky.

Both families seem lovely, very down to earth.

muggglewump Thu 30-Jul-09 21:33:23

DD really wants a new bed. I can't afford one, the one she has is second hand, and knackered, but, I am lucky in many ways.
I have a two bed house, just for the two of us, I have a garden, the house backs onto the woods.
We don't have much, but we do have the net, which gives us loads in terms of saving money and support.
We're even having a holiday abroad this year because of it.

I watch these programmes (secret millionaire is another one), and wish I could help, and then I realise, financially I have no more than they do, I just got lucky not to have to live where they do, and to have been brought up in a middle class home.

hf128219 Thu 30-Jul-09 21:38:58

It was a general comment in response to her son's comment that when he is hungry he has to wait. That was all.

letsgostrawberrypicking Thu 30-Jul-09 21:40:57

Rich or poor, both families must be so proud of their lovely daughters

5inthebed Thu 30-Jul-09 21:41:01

How kind are the rich family. Sending them a table to eat on.

sassy Thu 30-Jul-09 21:43:37

Anyone else feel slightly uncomfortable with this "relationship" - the generous benefactors and the grateful receivers? I applaud the idea and both families are lovely but, I don't know, it just sits a bit awkwardly with me.

hink Sharon and her girls are fabulous, BTW

Beauregard Thu 30-Jul-09 21:43:59

Both families are lovely.

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