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#31 Melonbaby

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 02:19 PM

QUOTE(Lozzy @ Jul 9 2011, 09:24 PM) View Post

I personally can't STAND Polly and Waz. Well actually I can't stand Polly, for some reason she bugs me beyond belief huh.gif I'm seriously hoping someone starts being a bit bold and doing something that will stand out.

Gah!! She annoys the crap out of me too. I want to throw the remote at the TV every single time she is on the screen

QUOTE(moore @ Jul 11 2011, 02:29 PM) View Post

We don't watch The Block as it airs on TV because it's right around the time we are settling the kids down to go to sleep - so we record it and watch the 1hr show in 20 mins. Seriously, there is 20mins of actual show and 40 mins of ads and fluff blink.gif

We aren't putting the any children to bed but the fact that I can watch a show in half the time is enough for me to tape it and watch it later.

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 08:04 PM

I didn't watch last year, so I can't compare it to that, but I'm seriously thinking of only watching the 'reveal' episodes and no other nights because it's annoying me how little there actually is of the renovating. It feels like it's 70% filler and 30% actual content. I'm a sucker for any design/decorating shows though, so had to check it out.

My fave style is Jenna and Josh, I don't mind some of the sisters ideas, and Rod and Tania, but I'm not keen on Polly and Waz' style so far.

QUOTE(Kate S @ Jul 9 2011, 05:07 PM) View Post

Does anyone else follow any reno/interior design blogs? I'm off a lot of the American ones I usually read, and would love a new distraction!

I've got a few I enjoy, they're more decorating than interior design - But hopefully you might like them.
Stylizimo
Fjeldborg (in Norwegian, but Google Translate comes in handy, I just love the pics)
Remodelaholic
Heart Handmade UK (also craft, art etc, not just interiors)
Nest Egg
Fryd & Design
Paint Me White (an Australian lady who renovates second hand furniture, not so much interior design but the styling is lovely)

ETA - Just noticed that the last blog, there's a pic of the exterior of the houses on the block - So don't look if you don't want a spoiler on how the fronts turn out smile.gif

QUOTE(Lozzy @ Jul 9 2011, 11:24 PM) View Post

I personally can't STAND Polly and Waz. Well actually I can't stand Polly, for some reason she bugs me beyond belief huh.gif

Thank goodness I'm not the only one! She reminds me of someone, and I'm sure it's someone I really don't like! tongue.gif
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Posted 14 July 2011 - 08:30 PM

Im another in the I Hate Polly Club laugh.gif Everything she does annoys me!

I am feeling quite sorry for Josh and Jenna in tonight's episode - the other contestants are being major sore losers. I can understand how they'd be disappointed but their attitude stinks. It's not like Josh and Jennas names keep being drawn out of a hat to win prizes, they're winning because they've been judged to have delivered the best rooms, were the first to complete the water pipe challenge and tonight did the best mosaic. Instead of whinging the other contestants need to lift their game and get in the competition. It was so sad watching their faces when they won tonight, they looked so uncomfortable instead of being happy with themselves they did a good job - again. Just my 2 cents... tongue.gif
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Posted 14 July 2011 - 11:20 PM

QUOTE(jantastic @ Jul 8 2011, 12:45 PM) View Post

I think there will be a mattress on the pallets wink.gif *snickers at the thought of amorous nights on pallets*... oh, and it's a teenager's room, so maybe they'd WANT it to be splintery wink.gif


tongue.gif E-gads, I never thought of mattresses! tongue.gif

*snickers along with Jantastic* smile.gif
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Posted 15 July 2011 - 09:17 AM

QUOTE(L's Angel @ Jul 14 2011, 08:04 PM) View Post

but I'm seriously thinking of only watching the 'reveal' episodes and no other nights because it's annoying me how little there actually is of the renovating. It feels like it's 70% filler and 30% actual content.


agree.

loving that the sisters are so totally out of their depth, I didn't see last night so not sure what has happened but it would be awesome to see someone actually unable to deliver their room ph34r.gif

#36 Melonbaby

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 09:44 AM

QUOTE(AliRo @ Jul 15 2011, 09:17 AM) View Post

loving that the sisters are so totally out of their depth, I didn't see last night so not sure what has happened but it would be awesome to see someone actually unable to deliver their room ph34r.gif


I'm with you on this one. Just once I would like to see an incomplete room and to see how the judges would react. I bet they would flip and give them 0 all round!

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 12:09 PM

I actually really like Polly and Waz, they seem fairly genuine and all around good people - same with Rod and Tanya.

As for the sister's, perhaps if they stopped saying how great their style was, and how much better they are at everything and actually DID something, they may not be in the predicament they are in (I have anger issues when they are on TV) ph34r.gif


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Posted 15 July 2011 - 12:26 PM

I don't mind Polly, but I think she tries to over act for the cameras or something, rather than just being herself.

I can see why the sisters tradies aren't being so cooperative, because they don't speak very nicely to them. My Dad was going off the other night about how they were speaking to the tradies. They just seem to talk down to them or something? Plus not being consulted when planning stuff and then just being expected to make it work is not cool and would put them off side.

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 12:28 PM

that tradie the sisters had seemed like an ass, but i can just imagine what Amie is like off camera with them! She comes accross really condescending!!! I *hope* their room is incomplete aswell,would LOVE to see that!

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 03:24 PM


I didn't see the episodes where the tradie stuffed the sisters around but they are so annoying if someone had to be stuffed around I'm glad it was them and not one of the other couples. I agree they hardly ever seem to be doing any actual work.

Don't know what it is about Polly as she seems like a nice person but something about her really grates on my nerves too. I quite like her partner though, he seems to be the most down to earth person on the show.

Apart from them I quite like Josh and Jenna. They seem organised, hard working and know what they want and have the skills to actually do it, which I guess is why they keep winning over the other couples. I like their style the best too. I thought I liked the sisters next as I quite liked their first room but hated their second so now Rod and Tania are my next pick.
Though I do think that they need to re-think their carpet choice!!! I don't understand why they don't take on board the judge's comments about it, I don't know why you'd go for such a controversial style (not too mention hard to maintain!) style when you're trying to get the best price. I would've thought you'd go for something a bit more universal.

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 03:46 PM

I thought I was the only one who couldn't stand the sisters! They are SO smug, and seriously think they have it all in the bag. I think they were quite rude to their tradies, and I don't blame them for walking off. I'm another that hopes they don't have a room to present to the judges.

Polly annoyed me to start with, but I've warmed to her. I just think shes a bit awkward on camera.

I love that Josh and Jenna argue!!!! I know every time hubby and I have done anything around out house, we usually end up getting a bit shirty at each other, then make up, and get on it with it.
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Posted 15 July 2011 - 04:09 PM

QUOTE(Kate S @ Jul 15 2011, 03:46 PM) View Post

I love that Josh and Jenna argue!!!! I know every time hubby and I have done anything around out house, we usually end up getting a bit shirty at each other, then make up, and get on it with it.


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Posted 15 July 2011 - 09:22 PM

I also find the sisters a bit offputting - Like, if you're so amazing at this, why haven't you won anything yet? I read loads of design mags too, and know what the trends are, that doesn't mean I can renovate - It just means I look at lots of nice pictures tongue.gif

I think it was disappointing to see how everyone was so narky about Josh and Jenna winning again, as someone said - They're not just having their name drawn out of a hat - They're winning because they're doing the best work according to the judges. I was a little surprised they won the mosaic challenge though, I thought Rod and Tania might win it, or the sisters.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:12 AM

Polly & Waz, and Rod & Tania are my favourite! Rod & Tania are from Warragul which is 5 minutes down the road from me, so I have liked them from the start! LOL

Can't stand the Whingers AKA Josh and Jenna. All they do is whinge, whether it's at each other or about the other contestants.

The sisters I like one minute then don't the next.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:42 AM

Have to agree Josh and Jenna are really starting to annoy me. Especially Jenna having a massive whinge about how the sisters took the money. I think what they did was fair. Then Josh being a wank with the foreman. What was his deal? seriously he was just being difficult and rude for no reason.

The sisters annoy me at times too but not as bad. They just think they are really good when they aren't. Whats with the cocky pillow?

I would say rod and tanya are my favourite couple. I'm not real sure on who's "design" I actually like though.




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