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Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Kirstie's Homemade Home

So tell me, Kirstie Allsop, love her or hate her? Me, I'm in the "love her and wanna be her bestest friend please" camp because she's just so oodly scrumptiously herself at all times, speaks her mind, takes no nonsense, flirts for England, wears some gloriously silly but mildly wonderful retro-esque outfits and loves design, interiors and property with a passion most of us reserve for chocolate. I adore her and though Location, Location, Location drove me nutty due, mostly, to the whingey wannabe, unimaginative, potential owners- the very idea of Kirstie having her own programme dedicated to renovating an dilapidated Devonshire country cottage into the "ultimate handmade home" makes me feel like ringing channel four up and thanking them for finally giving me reason to stay up after Coronation Street instead of retreating to the cocoon that is my bedroom with the book and cup of moroccan mint tea that has become my habit of late, an hour before the universe lowers the dimmer switch on a lane noisy with owls screaming night night...

11 comments:

Heather said...

Oh!! I love her! It will probably take years and years for the show you mention to finally make it to Canada! :(

Lois said...

I love her to bits, I have emailed our HGTV (Home and Garden TV)on their message boards here in Canada, and said please please try to get this show here in Canada. But I expect it wont be along soon.
She is not afraid to be herself, which is not your average glam that most people are used to in TV personalities. She has something unique,I hope we see more of her. I enjoyed the clip you had in your post

Karen said...

Oh! I LOVED Location, Location, Location!! I used to watch through BBC America - but it's not on anymore. I loved both of the hosts, they had such common sense. Would I have loved them around when we bought our first house:)

I can only hope that BBC America might consider this show at some time. It would be a nice change from "You Are What You Eat"!! *and shouldn't that woman who hosts the show look way healthier than she looks???

LexyB said...

Alas, Location, Location, Location, in Australia is hosted by ockers who think nothing of whacking up a luridly awful feature wall and desecrating everything wonderful about homes, property and interiors. I haven't seen the British version ... it's probably on cable though.

Gena said...

Yes! I agree! I am really looking forward to it,did you read her little piece in the latest Cath Kidston catalogue?

Ouissi said...

I can't wait to see it tonight ;)

I do love a bit of Kirstie! I think its the fabulously impractical shoes she wears...

and Gena..am falling for the Cath Kidston magazine big time...much to Billy's horror (he says it is too flowery and like his Mum's curtains...she wishes!!)

Tiffany Marie said...

I haven't seen her before, but I think her sister Sophie is adorable. Sophie has a great style about her: in what she does, her personality and how she dresses. I love that they're not size 0 hosts either.

Pamela said...

I'm not British (often wish I were) but from this small clip I would have to say I like her. She's right, the artisan community is very inclusive and there is no reason people can't learn to do at least a few things for themselves. There's simply no excuse for not know how to sew on a button or knit a scarf because there are shops everywhere that are more than happy to help people learn these things. Not to mention many grandmothers and aunts.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE her. I so wish that we,here in the US, could get BBC on the internet. Hopefully It will be on BBCAmerica at some point.
Heather
Your Fan in Las Vegas

Everything Stops for Tea said...

OOOh did you see Cath K on it too... I saw her last thursday at the Liverpool Store (I got very excited, the squeals echoed along church stree), she seems a very nice lady. Hope Finn's feeling better

e. smith said...

I saw this for the first time yesterday and while I've never been a fan I was thoroughly taken with all the gorgeousness she managed to cram into one programme! Have I missed a lot? Off to find more clips.

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