(I am going announce the Bake Off winner - always late to the party eh? Also discussing Our Girl and I will tell you if Guy Fawkes dies).
Oh heck it all kicked off this week with the Bake Off winner being leaked out a bit early, no soggy bottom just soggy pride for Prue. Oh bless her, leave her alone!! She's been absolutely brilliant in this new series and everyone makes mistakes, unfortunately now they get made very publicly thanks to social media. It can be so great this Twitbook stuff but it can also be a pain in the arse to be honest.
I did stumble over 'that tweet' and wasn't phased by it at all. Yes it would have upset the die hard live show watchers who enjoy that tense moment of 'and the winner is...........' but if you don't watch it live you're stuffed anyway because it goes out on social media minutes after the show finishes. I had imagined Sophie would win but the important thing was to see HOW she came to win in the end.
For those who said Mary Berry wouldn't have done that well she did actually leak out star baker a couple of years ago so you see the programme has had its controversy before and no one's perfect. I hope we can just forget about it and move on. I don't want to see her being sacked or anything stupid like that. We'll forget who won the show anyway in a few weeks. Well done though to Sophie and all the other contestants and a big congratulations to everyone on Bake Off, it came back as a success and I will look forward to the next one.
Did you watch Our Girl????? Oh my goodness, I missed it but caught up not long after and was gutted!!! I couldn't believe Elvis stuck around when he knew it was a bomb, shouldn't he have just got out the way or is that just what we wanted because we didn't want him to die. I was an emotional wreck and finished off a box of Kleenex. I had no idea he was going out so well done for everyone keeping that under wraps, you just need to let Prue Leith in on your secret. So Elvis and Georgie were going to live happily ever after and I was so happy then I thought to myself they really wouldn't be so cruel to let a main character die, but they did and out with a bang too. Oh I had my hat ready for the wedding and a happy ending but only tragedy and sadness. Thanks BBC very much, no seriously it was a fantastic series, really enjoyed it. Sniff Sniff.
The other series to end with a bang and quite literally was Gunpowder. Nicely timed by the BBC that it would finish on the eve of Bonfire Night. it was quite eerie listening to the fireworks and watching Guy Fawkes being hung drawn and quartered. Yes he dies in the end, I know disappointing eh? Or is it? Very troubled times and apart from being a bit gory I learnt more about the gunpowder plot watching this than from any history lesson. A brilliant drama and if you can stand a few executions than you'll be ok, not pretty but then I don't suppose it was back then. I'm now wondering whether we should have been asking for a 'Penny for Robert' instead of Guy, I'll have old neighbours demanding a refund back from my pocket money for mistaken identity when all the time is was that pesky Robert Catesby!!
What I really found interesting about this series is that Kit Harington who played Catesby is actually his living ancestor so that must have been quite a job to not only get a feel for how this character would have lived and died but knowing that he was related to him. I now want to see Kit on 'Who Do You Think You Are' tracing his family tree right back, I think that would be a little added bonus.
Well with all that drama this week we'll see what next week has in stall. It is The Last Post tonight, no it is the last one in the series. I might tweet Prue to see if she knows what's going to happen in the end, not telling you though.
Have a good week and if you fancy something musical, pop by tomorrow for Music Monday.
Take care for now.
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