Careers Week this week on TV
Oh its all happening in the hospital drama Trust Me. I thought he was taking her away to do something dreadful to her because the 'doctor of lurv' had sussed her out. I'm forever shouting at the telly 'what you gonna do now?' Just give yourself up. She did in a way didn't she? Had no choice but to tell him and he wanted to help her, hurrah!!!. Love prevails and life can go on. He really must love her (awwww) to make that sacrifice, after all he loses his job as well if they are rumbled. I can't wait to find out how it all ends, which will be this coming Tuesday.
I've caught sight this week of a couple of career type programmes. I love these as you don't have any idea what the process is to become an astronaut or a pilot. Astronauts: Do you have what it takes? Well this made me realise, no, in fact I don't think I have what it takes. Apart from not having a helicopter to try and hover I goofed out at the maths section. Crikey I can't even remember a phone number let alone repeat it back to anyone while doing step aerobics. That's what they have to do, this programme shows you the kind of demanding exercises these twelve candidates have to complete to get anywhere near to being an astronaut. Those who don't make the grade get knocked out. It's like Love Island, Big Brother, Bake off and Masterchef but Space stuff instead. They don't bitch on each other or cook so probably completely different but you get the idea. Worth a watch. (Sunday BBC2 9pm).
I also realised being a pilot is pretty tricky too, although I have had a flying lesson and really enjoyed it. It's the flying solo that I'd find the hardest I think, oh and flying hundreds of people about. That's more than my road trip to Scotland where I just drove five people up the length of the UK. A bit more responsibility taking a hen party, a whole load of stags and a family or two to the Costa Del Sol for a week. What I did love and found quite liberating was the amount of ladies that were flying. So good to see. This week featured an all female cockpit and they made it look so easy. I suppose they always have to put up with jokes about female drivers and the parking but hey us women can take it.. I hold my breath as the Easyjet cadets are set free from the flight simulation and have to complete the take off and landing procedure for real. There are some wobbly landings but no one has missed the runway yet. Easyjet: Inside the Cockpit is on Mondays ITV 9pm.
Thursday nights also shed light on another career with the start of Ambulance. An eight part series following the work of the West Midlands Ambulance Service. You don't realise what the emergency services do and I touched on this before with the Fire Service. I didn't realise just how many ambulances there are and how they have to juggle the logistics around to make sure the public get vital help. It is an eye opener and really worth watching even if it's to make you realise what actually goes on behind the scenes. The reactions from the crews were heart felt especially with the death of an elderly man and then the joy of a baby born by one crew. I loved the lady at the end who just oozed with pride at delivering a baby, she made me smile.
I'm not ready to be a chef yet but I am being a bit more experimental in the kitchen especially with Jamie Oliver's new series. This is brilliant as he only uses five ingredients, just five! I know how can you go wrong with five ingredients? I've even bought extra virgin olive oil!! This is quick easy food (as the title suggests) on your plate with no complicated fiddly bits. Boom, the best programme yet and haven't seen Jamie for a while so this was refreshing. Could never make me mind up whether I liked him but I do and love him for the simple fact that he's getting me cooking. I like him too for the fact he doesn't fart about, this is what you need and this is how you do it. Go watch it, it's great - Jamie's Quick and Easy Food (Monday's Ch4 8pm). The book to accompany the series is out now too, yes I've even bought a recipe book, well I had the Kindle edition which is priced at £9.99. I'll leave an Amazon link (affiliated) at the end of this post.
A great week but I'm thinking that there is even more good stuff to come as there are a lot of great drama and comedy coming back this Autumn so watch this space.
Thank you for reading and join me back here tomorrow for Music Monday......Take care.
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