Anyone watch Grand designs tonight.

Lurkalot

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Yes, I watched it. Absolutely agree with you. Some people get an awful lot of crap to deal with in their lives. If that was me I hope I'd have the positivity and strength of character which they seemed to have.
 

Randy

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It was superb. Made me happy and sad throughout the episode.
The spirit of those 2 young people had me in awe of them.
Superb watching and what a home they built.
Yeah. Much respect to that guy. Running a pub, building a house, a poorly wife and then to top it off a pandemic and he still managed it.
The house was lovely too.
 

guisborough_rob

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The house was stunning. But his attitude towards his cancer-suffering wife and the problems thrown at him was even more breathtaking. Talk about selflessness. An inspirational human being.
 

FatCat

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Oh I missed it will try and watch it in catch up. One of my favourite programmes of late. I would love to have the money and attitude and resilience needed to build my own home. Some of these transformations are amazing! It would be hard for sure. It fun along the way and then when you are finally sat in the finished article cracking open your first beer - aaaah - what a feeling that would be!
 

Foggysfplandiet3

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Stumbled across it while channel hopping, what a wonderful couple and a stunning home they have created.

Only downside of it is that Mrs. Foggy now wants a table with “a river” running through it like they had! oh well, my O level in woodwork may yet come in handy.
 

The_Lizards_Jumpers

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Oh I missed it will try and watch it in catch up. One of my favourite programmes of late. I would love to have the money and attitude and resilience needed to build my own home.

One thing I've learnt from Grand Designs is you don't need the money, you simply need access to lots of credit and a laissez-fair attitude to taking on even more high cost debt. Usually coupled with a family member who can step in and top up your funds by another couple of hundred thousand when you decide you want a fancier swimming pool, or drawbridge.
 

FatCat

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One thing I've learnt from Grand Designs is you don't need the money, you simply need access to lots of credit and a laissez-fair attitude to taking on even more high cost debt. Usually coupled with a family member who can step in and top up your funds by another couple of hundred thousand when you decide you want a fancier swimming pool, or drawbridge.
Hmm I don’t have the appetite for the debt nor the family connections for that!!!! Would still love to do it one day if I ever had the cash.
 

Randy

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Oh I missed it will try and watch it in catch up. One of my favourite programmes of late. I would love to have the money and attitude and resilience needed to build my own home. Some of these transformations are amazing! It would be hard for sure. It fun along the way and then when you are finally sat in the finished article cracking open your first beer - aaaah - what a feeling that would be!
3rd job on my list if I ever win big on the lottery.
1) Quit job 2) Buy cars 3) build my fortress 😀
 

Jonny Ingbar

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we had to google his family home to find out who he was. like he was ever going to struggle to pay for that renovation! haha
Same here, he was dealing with the sorts of figures that most people would be alien to.

It was an incredible result, but not much of an achievement for someone whose family is incredibly wealthy.
 

SNICKERED

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Same here, he was dealing with the sorts of figures that most people would be alien to.

It was an incredible result, but not much of an achievement for someone whose family is incredibly wealthy.
To be fair the lad and lass last night did most of the work, although clearly bequeathed the 50 grand kitchen... Dont think they were too
indulged, unlike the toss pot the week before.
 

Jonny Ingbar

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To be fair the lad and lass last night did most of the work, although clearly bequeathed the 50 grand kitchen... Dont think they were to indulged, unlike the toss pot the week before.
Haven't seen last nights yet, but generally I went off the programme due to the succession over over-indulged, self-obsessed people.

To be fair not all were like that, but I thought the first episode of this series was great and the guy last week, Lord Trumpingtontwat-Farquois I think he was called, didn't seem like a bad fella realy.
 

Glover_elbow

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There have been some pretty grim episodes in the past where marriages have failed, projects never completed, normally down to over indulgent grandiose plans .
 

The_Lizards_Jumpers

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There have been some pretty grim episodes in the past where marriages have failed, projects never completed, normally down to over indulgent grandiose plans .

The record company bloke who did the house in the cliff in Cornwall is the ultimate Grand Designs episode - has everything you've described and more.
 
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