I’m sorry to hear that she is suffering with pain in her ears from bugs and goodness knows whatever other mangy things that may have crept in her ears whilst in the jungle. Perhaps it’s time the show revised certain conditions and challenges on the show. Toni Peron suffered shocking snake bites whilst the shows producers had the hosts and all the crew stand back and watch, encouraging the hosts to give a running commentary on it, but in an entertaining type of way. Disgraceful. As for Jess being a celebrity, please, most of us saw her on The Block, found her sense of humour to be quite crass and exhibitionist. Yet it led to a higher paid job for her, doing what she enjoys, so kudos to her. Given the large amount of money won from being on The Block, it’s nice that they helped a few people out, but what a shame they willingly gambled away the rest on betting via the tennis. When on The Block, all we heard about was how poor they were & that they desperately wanted to win $10K so they could finally do IVF for baby no.3. It seems gambling on tennis was more favourable than gambling on the hope of another child to love. Each to their own. Let’s hope she isn’t on any other alleged celebrity based programs
Having grown up under horrendously abusive parents, where having my head held under freezing cold water as punishment for not eating all my vegetables, watching the celebs do this challenge, triggered my memories. It was cruel and not funny nor entertaining to make them do the challenge for 9 minutes, if it had to be done perhaps 1-2 minutes would be suffice. As for Toni Peron being bitten on the face, by snakes, not just once but repeatedly, whilst both hosts, Chris + Julia, gasping in shock + horror, yet they did nothing. They stood back + allowed Toni to be attacked five times. Whilst the snakes were not venomous, that’s not what was important. They weren’t to know whether or not Toni would have had some sort of reaction to the snake bites. Just because they weren’t life threatening as such, the non poisonous bites could’ve caused infections, convulsions, etc. I think that was going too far. If Chris + Julia witnessed someone attacking someone with a hardened bamboo stick/trunk from the jungle/bush, would they stand back saying “wow, that’s never happened here before” + not intervene. Likewise the snake was attacking + striking Toni + that’s not entertainment. Not knowing the age of Toni’s children I wonder if they’ll be allowed to watch it. If so, they’ll be very distressed + concerned for their mom.
Deeanne and her girls look gorgeous in the photo posted. I hope they’re settling in to a healthier, happier life as their new unit of three. Shame we don’t see Dee on design shows as she is certainly talented in interior design, I think. Carlene and Michael have certainly done well and it’s been wonderful watching them over the years working on their family home.
It is, thankfully, just pure speculation that Meghan Markle will run for the American Presidency in the future. I can imagine that she believes she would be an ideal candidate, that she believes the “world” needs her + deserves her. Of course Prince Harry would be more than happy + willing to support this endeavour as he seems to have become a former shadow of himself since he first stepped out with her. He seems to be in her shadow all the time. I am not an American so I don’t have a full grasp on how the political scene runs, but what I find bizarre, is the number of celebrities who seem to run for office, as either a Senator or Councilman, or indeed a President. Ronald Reagan, Trump, even Schwartzneggar tried a political career at one stage, etc... To me, a person who chooses to go into politics should at least have studied political science at Uni, have worked their way up from local office etc, as opposed to being a musician, an actor, a reality tv star, a former Ironman or Weightlifter Champion or heaven help us, an ex-D class cable tv actor who married up into Royalty for global recognition + only lasted as a Senior Working Royal for 2 years. Only time will tell for whether Meghan does decide to run for office + then it’s up to the people of America to decide if she truly is the most appropriate person for the role - if yes, I hope it’s not simply because she married a Prince.
Junior MasterChef Australia.2020, was absolutely brilliant. Every contestant was wonderful. I was constantly reminding myself that they were all aged from 10-14, as their knowledge of food + their understanding of how flavours work together was beyond their young ages. The language + food terms was impressive. How they were all able to think so quickly, to adapt to situations, to dream up dishes without googling + to then implement their ideas into actual dishes that were masterpieces was amazing. I tried to not have little favourites but I found myself drawn each night to certain ones, crossing my fingers that they’d not be eliminated. The way each child throughout the competition encouraged one another, with such genuine honesty, with compassion, innocence, respect was beautiful to witness. Listening to their injections of personality spill out was gorgeous. The little jokes, one liners, puns, their ability to enjoy themselves + not take themselves too seriously whilst still wanting to do their very best with every dish, was a true sign of maturity. Listening to them feel disheartened at times whilst they weren’t achieving their dream dish yet within seconds they’d manage to ground themselves + persevere. Wow. On GrandFinal night, watching sweet little Georgia feel crushed at her dessert not taking on the vision in her mind was heartbreaking, yet she managed to rally herself to remember that life doesn’t always go to plans...hang on a second, the words of an 11 year old...in the throes of disappointment was beautiful. Filo & Carter were truly remarkable too