Monthly Archives: July 2017

First impressions & predictions on all our Blockheads


By now you’ve all been introduced to our Blockheads and I think you’ll agree, they’re going to be rippers! I think Jason and Sarah are a little bit in awe of the whole thing, I think it’s going be a bit much for them, they’re going strike a bit of trouble.

Sarah & Jason 48hr Challenge-01

Clint and Hannah are first-time renovators, so they’re gonna really know what’s hit them once they get going.

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Ronnie and Georgia are extremely competitive and organised, and they look as though they’re going to be very competitive.

Georgia & Ronnie 48hr Challenge-2

Sticks and Wombat are capable but a little bit manly and they need to soften everything. They look as though they’re a bit bushy for The Block, so they’re a bit like hardwoods and sleepers and stuff like that, which is not going to cut it in Elsternwick so they need to work on that.

Sticks & Wombat 48hr Challenge-02

Josh and Elise are just quiet achievers, and I think they’re very stylish. I think that they’ll probably go far.

48hr Challenge-01

The 48 hour challenge left me a little lost for words which rarely happens…


I was pretty astounded when I saw Georgia and Ronnie go shopping together on the 48-hour challenge. Of course there’s no rule on The Block that says you can’t go shopping together, it’s just common knowledge that one person shops, and one person stays behind and gets the work done. Two people going shopping is just ridiculous. And Ronnie will work that out down the track.



Related: The Block

Why we move The Block houses

A lot of you Blockaholics might be wondering why we move the houses for the show, so here’s a little explanation as to why we do it. Moving the houses is a great alternative to demolishing them, and I cut my teeth on those styles of homes— t ... [read more]

Dog Tips


It’s no secret that I love dogs. I’ve had a dog since I was born. Barney, Buffy, Clarie, Lizzy and Rosie. Rosie is still going at 12 and Lizzy is stuffed and sitting on the stairs at home.  Training a dog to me is very important for the dog and the owner. If a dog doesn’t obey your basic commands, like come, stay, sit, they’re going to be running around like a mad dog in the wrong situations. All good for the park or beach, but no good when you’re at a barby or you’ve got friends over. Well trained dogs get to go everywhere with you. If they’re out of control, you’ll tend to leave them at home. Also, well trained dogs don’t get run over. Love your dog but be firm in the first 12 months and you’ll have a great dog for 14 years or so. And remember, they’re DOGS!

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Related: Interest Stories

Splitting Firewood

Mudgee is a cold place, so firewood collection is a big job that needs to be done on a regular basis. We’ve got plenty of fallen timber all over the property. So up the mountain we go in a couple of utes and a couple of chain saws and of course ... [read more]


We would get all kids and neighbours together for rides through the trails on the property. Up the mountain, through the creeks, all over the place, it was a lot of fun. We always took it pretty gentle though, cause it was pretty rough coun ... [read more]