Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Bake Off Week 4

Howard...a nice guy even when  Deborah stole his custard
Its a bit of a non news day today.... am working night shift tonight....so apologies for those non Uk readers for a bit of a Uk TV based blog entry. The Great British Bake Off continued last night and I must admit the BBC has done it again , as a simple cookery programme is transformed into a soap in which you start to root for your favourite characters.
Top of my list must be Howard, a wry, sensitive Yorkshireman who cried when the cute and rather innovative Ali was voted off last night. He may not be as talented as the luminous Kimberly or student Ruby, but there is a niceness about him which is rather appealing.
" Nice" is perhaps a byword for Bake Off
Christine, the oldest member of the group is a sweetie, so is the rotund wisecracking teacher Glen who endeared himself to the audience by covering his eyes so dramatically when Mel and  Sue tried to help Howard save his filo pastry ring from its container. and it makes a nice change to be able to sit down with a cuppa to watch nice people, doing nice things in a nice programme.
Sometimes nice is just right.

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  2. I wonder if Howard Street, Walkley and The Howard Hotel near the station were named after Howard. Niceness is good - that's one of the reason I like the quiz show "Pointless" with nice Alexander Armstrong and his wryly humorous sidekick Richard Osman. There's never any nastiness in this show.

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    1. I wonder where exactly he comes from.. One shot had him running in Hillsborough park

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  3. Who knew there was so much drama in custard tarts!!

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    1. And the Fiona incident was hilarious

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  4. Here in Oz, we are a series behind, but it is a truly addictive program.

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    1. The last series was a cracker too

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  5. Hear, hear. There are too many people snarling at each other on the tele, I get fed up with it. I also love this programme.
    Briony
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  6. Howard is very sweet, I agree. Love luminous as an adjective for Kimberly. Ruby is beginning to slightly irritate me with her self conscious beauty and saucer eyes; I doubt her student accommodation is quite as squalid as Mary and Paul were making out. Sour grapes? Definitely!

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    1. Lol ruby is a bit of a game player me thinks
      Francis with her " style over substance" is heading for a fall too

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  7. I couldn't agree with you more! I'm able to watch the bake off in the Netherlands so you don't bore me at all with this post!

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    1. Hello pike, thanks for the comment

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  8. Hear, hear we're loving nice. Find I can't take my eyes off Howard's huge set of polished gnashers though!

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    1. He does have lovely teeth.. I noticed that

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  9. Your cooking competition programmes must be much nice than our cut throat version where they all hate each other.

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    1. The BBC TRIES to film ( or catch) the competitors watching each other in an effort to see if they can catch a sneer, but generally it does it work

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  10. I totaly agree. I always root for the nice people. A little niceness goes a long long way.

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  11. love the bake off's....we had one on tv here in the states with Paul Hollywood on it and I loved it!

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  12. I agree about "nice".
    The opposite is nasty and there's an awful lot of that about.
    I haven't seen a single programme yet. The catching up will make dragging ourselves back to the UK tomorrow from our nice little house in France just about bearable.

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    1. Well I hope you enjoy the new contestants
      Look out for Deborah stealing Howard's custard
      Priceless

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    2. I am really looking forward to that.....only hope the recorder has not thrown a wobbly and recoreded East Enders by mistake....aaaastghhhhh

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  13. Missed it again. I'm obliged (so far) to watch the Sunday repeats; but no worse for that!

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  14. I knew I shouldn't have read this...we haven't watched it yet! Surely not Ali, surely not, surely not...he was a lovely fellow...and very quick on the uptake too

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  15. Being nice is underestimated.
    I went to the doctor today, needed a blood test and instead of making an appointment for another day which could ahve proved tricky, I got whisked through to do it immediately because the nurse new was at reception because someone failed to turn up for their appointment. I thanked him profusely and he responded with an 'That's ok,it's nice to be nice.'
    Couldn't agree more.
    Lisa x

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    1. Little acts of niceness make the world go round.

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  16. We watched it last night John - the drama of those individual baked egg custards was nail biting.

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  17. Spot on! We've all become so cynically bored and "post" everything in our culture, that some bog-ordinary niceness is great to escape to.

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    1. Here here welcome aboard pvuk

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  18. Is that Austin Powers? ('Scuse me, but I've never watched it, as you might guess.)

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    1. Give it ago ray..... I bet u will enjoyit

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    2. I might have done, if it didn't include meat and fish meals. Or does it? I'm assuming.
      (I already have to navigate my way past meat stalls in supermarkets with eyes closed!)

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  19. Nice is underrated. We could stand a lot more nice in our lives.

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  20. I absolutely adore Mel. I'd bake all day for one of her naughty giggles.

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    1. Sue is a sweetie too....... As is Mary Berry

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  21. I was really sorry to see Ali go ..... he just wasn't good with tarts !!!! XXXX

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    1. That makes two of us

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    2. Coffee, keyboard, splutter......

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  22. I like nice, and I really hate it when people steal my custard.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Steal my custard and lose your fingers

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  23. Love that programme! I hope we don't have to wait too long for it to come to NZ television, we're always way behind over here. I loved the 2012 series and I fondly remember the squirrel from 2011.

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  24. Paul Hollywood was in a neighbouring town to me yesterday, he was being filmed tasting coffee at a nearby Costa Coffee Shop - my friend's husband had his pic taken with him. I won't mention what a cheating scumbag he is (PH not my friend's husband!) for dumping his wife and running off with some tart(pun intended). I like Mary,Mel and Sue though.

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  25. It must be nice, even Lovely Hubby is captivated, and he hates cooking shows, hates reality TV anything and hates frilly frou frou (kitsch.)

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  26. My goodness, what have I been missing?

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  27. Yes, it is NICE to see something positive AND enetrtaining on the telly (as opposed to constant bad news that we're being fed and some really bad movies and reality shows...). Howard and Glen are my favourite! Such nice :) genuine and warm men!
    Pozdrawiam, Anula.

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