24/04/2014

Congratulations to Brad & Lara – winners of #TheBlock 2012!

Brad & Lara win The Block 2012

Congratulations to Brad & Lara, winners of The Block 2012 after their house sold for the highest margin at auction, leaving them with $506,000 profit and $100,000 prize money to boot. It was a tight finish with the newlyweds just beating out Dan & Dani, followed by Mike & Andrew and Dale & Sophie. While not necessarily a surprise ending Brad & Lara's chances of success were buoyed by the fact they won the fan-voted "Good Sports" competition which delivered them a new Suzuki before the auctions even started. Over 40,000 people attended the open houses to get their chance to have a sticky beak in the four Dorcas St South Melbourne … [Read more...]

#TheBlock recap (Sun 24/06/12)

The Block 2012

The Block - Sun 6:30pm/Mon-Fri 7pm, Ch9 http://homes.ninemsn.com.au/theblock/ Tonight all the Blockheads are over the moon that it's the last full day of work on The Block - that's if they can make it there all in one piece. Brad & Lara and Dan & Dani have got neighbour struggles, and Dale & Sophie have got communication issues. Add tot his Lara and Sophie have discovered someone's broken the rules and that needs to be sorted out too. It's all drama, drama, drama, and yet: Here comes another one... BOOM! It's the final day and the teams are on the final push to get everything done before Scotty has his whistling fingers shoved up his … [Read more...]

#TheBlock recap (Sun 17/06/12)

The Block 2012

The Block - Sun 6:30pm/Mon-Fri 7pm, Ch9 http://homes.ninemsn.com.au/theblock/ The Blockheads have been extra busy everywhere this week - offsite challenges, putting in kitchens, trying to work out budgets. Everyone's too concerned about Mike & Andrew's two bonus points and how they're gonna use them when they should be worried about completing kitchens and their room-saver make-over rooms the judges have told them to sort out. Life was never meant to be easy, but when are the teams going to cop a break? Importantly another controversy unfolds for us this week in CARgate, but more on that after this: Here comes another on... BOOM! With so … [Read more...]

#TheBlock recap (Sun 10/06/12)

The Blockheads - The Block 2012

The Block - Sun 6:30pm/Mon-Fri 7pm, Ch9 http://homes.ninemsn.com.au/theblock/ Even though it's been a one-room week, the contestants have had a hard one again. With Dale being rushed to hospital with an infection it ruled him out for a few days and meant Sophie actually had to do some work, but was soon allowed to supervise again when the other Blockheads pitched in to help. The redemption of Keith this week (at least for Dan & Dani) proved underneath that tough, hardened exterior is a tougher, harder interior encasing a teddy bear as he helped the couple in House 4 to get Dani's heart's desire (for this week): approval for a spa in … [Read more...]

#TheBlock recap (Sun 03/06/12)

The Block 2012

The Block - Sun 6:30pm/Mon-Fri 7pm, Ch9 http://homes.ninemsn.com.au/theblock/ "This week The Block has been an absolute punish for our teams," says Scotty. If only that were the only thing 'punish' in that sentence. The teams have been forced through the wringer with challenges and challenges and a 24 hour marathon challenge that hasn't left them a whole bunch of time to complete their rooftop terraces and upstairs room. Add in the pressure of next to no money, and, well... let's just say everyone's getting on everyone else's nerves. Even Dan & Dani are fighting - and nobody expected that. They're usually so respectful and appreciative of … [Read more...]

#TheBlock recap (Sun 27/05/12)

Hump Week - The Block 2012

The Block - Sun 6:30pm/Mon-Fri 7pm, Ch9 http://homes.ninemsn.com.au/theblock/ Previously on The Block, Hump Week had it's way with the contestants in a manner that was more 'hump' than 'weak'. The budgetary purse-strings continued to tighten around the neck of the teams as they realise that spending lots of money eventually will leave you with not enough money. A lack of roof on Dale & Sophie's house finally bit them on the arse as it rained a lot and "Ze tarps, zey do nuzzink...". Tonight however, Dan & Dani prepare to throw in the towel as they have every other week they've been on The Block - but this time, they're as serious as a … [Read more...]

#TheBlock recap (Sun 20/05/12)

The Block 2012

The Block - Mon-Fri 7pm, Ch9 http://homes.ninemsn.com.au/theblock/ It's an ominous start to this week's reveal episode on The Block. Nobody had a good night's sleep, because 18 hours earlier SOMETHING BIG HAPPENED. Scotty calls the teams out to talk it out, and there's not a lot of happy faces or cheery "good mornings" to be had here. Uh-oh. Here comes another one... BOOM! Dani's been shopping, so that can't have been it. Everyone has to deliver their main bathroom so surely it can't be that hard... or that difficult. That's what tradies are for (in both cases). Lara's shopping too, and found a tallboy with which to replace Brad. It'll … [Read more...]

#TheBlock recap (Sun 13/05/12)

The Block 2012

The Block - Mon-Fri 7pm, Ch9 http://homes.ninemsn.com.au/theblock/ Previously on The Block: The teams survived Hell Week and knuckled down into Purgatory Week (at least things are looking up). Stuff got built, a charity benefitted, fun was had, tempers frayed and people didn't sleep, but the The Block waits for no man, woman or Sophie. Rooms must be renovated and arguments with Keith must be had. It's just like the schoolyard with less pashing and more random power tool usage. Tonight though, the teams have to deliver the upstairs bedroom AND bring the downstairs powder room home to roost. Dani worries about things being too big(!) and … [Read more...]

#TheBlock recap (Sun 06/05/12)

The Block 2012

The Block - Mon-Fri 7pm, Ch9 http://homes.ninemsn.com.au/theblock/ How the teams have made it this far is beyond me. It's only day 21. It's been a big week for the Blockheads, working hard to deliver both a Master bedroom and an Ensuite and the chaos that has ensued has been both diverting and entertaining. It's made us laugh AND it's made us think. How they'll make it to the room reveal is beyond be, but - Here comes another one... BOOM! Sleep has become a complete waste of time for brothers Mike & Andrew - they've now been working for 25 hours straight with lots still to do. The pink elephants helping them paint the room at least ease … [Read more...]

#TheBlock recap (Thu 03/05/12)

The Block 2012

The Block - Mon-Fri 7pm, Ch9 http://homes.ninemsn.com.au/theblock/ So much tension. So much stress. So much drama. Someone's gonna blow, and I hope for all that is holy it's Dan or Dani - not for any malicious reason, just because I'd expect if they lost their shit it'd be a delightful thing to observe. Think of the words we'd learn! Everyone's under the pump and everyone's in a position where they may not get both their Master bedroom AND Ensuite completed for this week's room reveal. A coup! Everyone bands together, rises up and refuses to deliver both rooms!? There's only two days left and someone's gonna have an aneurism. Here comes … [Read more...]