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The Great British Bake Off?

18th September 2014

I may be the only person in the world or at least I was to have never seen a single episode of the Great British Bake Off. Last night I decided to put down the iPad and put my iPhone in my pocket and actually watch BBC One with my wife at 8 PM on a Wednesday evening.  I imagine every single house in the UK is tuned in to the battle of the bakers every week so it was about time I joined the fun.


To be honest I'm the world’s worst baker and I pretty much had no idea what was going on, nor did I understand much of the terminology.


My thoughts from first viewing are that the contestants on the show seem to be genuinely really nice people, unlike other competitive shows they appeared to look out for each other and even ask for help, which doesn't then get ignored.  Mel and Sue are actually quite annoying, and who knew you could have a Savoury éclair?  Richard appears to be really good at what he does and even has an awesome fashion sense, my wife was well impressed that his pencil was the same colour as his shirt.  I think I might be missing out on an in joke there, not sure?


As I'd already decided to forego the footy last night and watch trashy TV it meant that after The Great British Bake Off my next treat on the TV menu would be Grand Designs, EVERYONE loves Kev! The couple on that show were really terrific, the man was spending all their money without telling his wife and was more interested in building his plane than his place to live, they were hilarious.


Despite the amazing house at the end which is always worth seeing my favourite part of that show is guessing which way Kevin will walk off-camera at the end.


Will I be watching the GBB again, perhaps?  Will I be baking treats anytime soon in the kitchen, well maybe some fairy cakes with the kids but that’s about it I’m afraid.

Posted by Simon Rowe at 3:06pm

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