• Eating Croissants in Safety helmets • Crash course in driving a Manual
• Go halves on a baby • Dani’s exceptional facial expressions
• Chrystal marks her territory • Danielle. L exits rose ceremony stage right
Definition: To express surprise or astonishment…
This all surmising kiwi expression escaped the mouth of our hunky bachelor Arthur Green tonight…
The biggest talk of the night on social media (bar the cricket) was The Bachelor NZ WHOA Rose Ceremony denial by Danielle. L.
But lets start in the beginning…as there was so much small New Zealand drama packed into The Bachelor NZ hour tonight!
Matilda takes the first one on one out and it starts off in true kiwi chic fashion with Miss Matilda driving to her own date! Whooohooo.
I loved it, there was a bit of negative chat on twitter about this, but I think it was awesome. I like that we are doing things different both big and small in New Zealand version and that yup, we simply drive to our own date!
Took me back to the 80’s though leaving the window down and car unlocked as they walked away topped it off #OldSchoolKiwi.
Probs also keys in the ignition in-case Aunty Peggy needed to use it while you they were gone to pop down to butcher as she had run out of cat meat – maybe
Bungying off the Harbour Bridge is on my Bucket List, so I would have been all keen for this date…well until it came down to actually doing it…then I wold have been getting a bit chicken…but would have given myself a good talking too inside my head that I just…
…might as well jump…jump…jump…go ahead and jump…Van Halen anyone?
There was no question that Matilda wasn’t going to jump, she was into it and off, yay! I was singing Van Halen as she stepped up to the platform and launched off.
I really like Matilda and I think her and Art get on nicely…but I just wonder (in my wonderer) are their interactions just too nicey nicey? I kinda hope it still stays nicey nicey, but a bit more….I don’t know I can’t explain it…you know what I mean.
What Matilda said about “watch how a man treats his Mother and his sister because it shows his respects for women” being so important was completely on point and great advice from Matilada’s mother (thanks Mom, you rock) for all women to hear New Zealand wide!
Who knew eating Croissants could be such a dangerous New Zealand pass time…I know accidents do happen, but wonder how many cases are on file on ACC’s books for flying croissants?
I know, health and safety on the bridge, yadda yadda…
I was thinking there may not be many dates you go on where you keep your helmet on…
…but then thought actually I’m wrong…New Zealand is an adventurous country…Canyoning, Rafting, Snowboarding dates would all be with said helmet…followed by a sweaty haired, helmet strapped marked forehead at the end when you take it off – awww cute…but fun dates to go on
Although then ‘Mom’ in me comes out…and it really gets to me when people don’t wear their helmets properly on their head.
I mean come on New Zealand we all had the lovely helmet lady come and speak at our School growing up….? Right?
Don’t you remember…it has to be on straight, sitting down on the front of your forehead not at the back, and fastened firmly. She was such a warrior the Helmet Lady…she did a lot for teenagers helmet safety and I have no doubt she saved many of our lives and from worse injuries to our noggins because of her talks.
I’m not on The Bachelor NZ so I’m not in their shoes…but I can only ‘imagine’ that its easy to think…oh it will be fine if The Bachelor is off dating other girls getting close to them when you ‘sign up’ for the show as you feel confident in yourself etc…
But when you’re actually there, its in front of you, you are hearing about it its a whole other level that you can’t replicate until you are in it. So kinda understandable that a few of them are getting the wobbles and feeling uncertain.
I like kissing, I like kissing alot…but I quite like that Art hasn’t yet been kissing up a storm…it feels like he’s showing restraint and acting a little bit gentlemanly…or maybe he keeps having a warm-fish-milkshake for lunch…who knows…it could be true…I mean Paleo…maybe that would be a warm-mince-milkshake???
The group date head off to the hills with Brigette, Carissa, Kristie, Amanda & Alyssa.
I love these dates, man a bit of Rally driving would be right up my alley…rule in my house was you could learn to drive in an automatic to sit your licence, but soon after we had to learn to drive a manual so we always ‘could’ then drive a manual no matter what the situation…
…so if I needed to steal a Tank to storm the castle and save Brad Pitt or help drive the volunteer Fire Truck on New Years eve as I was the only sober driver, then I could (didn’t happen, but kinda very nearly did ;-))
My older brother taught me to do hill starts in a manual car on a Boat ramp…yup…he was sure I would nail it so we didn’t go sailing back into the water…he was right…I nailed it within inches of rolling back into the water!
(hey, we would have only gone up to the footwells if we did end up in it, low tide in the estuary at Manaco that day
Carissa and Brigette I think you girls totally rock, but I hope that some hot Driving Instructor gifts you lessons after this so you can further learn to master the art of driving a manual…so then you can buy an Ice cream truck…and drive it around Auckland to all The Bachelor NZ viewing parties and I can follow you round in my Tank I ‘borrowed’ from Kim Dotcom and drive over smart cars and stuff.
Or you could steal a Fire Truck…or pretend you Kurt Russell in Backdraft do people remember that movie?
Kinda pleased that Kristie won this challenge as she went hard on this one and nailed the rally driving.
I love how they are styling the Mansions gardens for the Cocktail parties, it just looks so pretty. Going to sound like a Nana, but ‘gosh…haven’t they been lucky with the weather’ – true story.
Brigette, I really really like you, there is something about you which I can’t quite put my finger on, but I think you rock and I think you are really quite funny…even if you don’t know it!
Poppy I missed you this episode, but you killed it with “Arthur wanna go 1/2’s in a baby”, crack up.
I know it probably is, but did Art seem really awkward with all his one on one time with the women tonight at the cocktail party?
Holding the train of Amanda’s dress for her, cute and exceptionally nice manners son.
I kept seeing on Twitter talk of the Orange Dress Conspiracy…I don’t know what that is, but will go a hunting once I post this to check it out??? Do you know anything about it?
Dani your facials are absolutely the best, exceptional even, can’t wait to see more, hehe. So expressive, love it.
I know there is going to be some awesome Meme’s come out for those.
Outfits I’m loving tonight:
Matilda rocking the white dress and classic hair
Shivani, that Blue is absolutely stunning on you.
Kristie, I don’t love Orange normally, but golly gosh this suits you so much.
Chrystal, what can I say…hmmm…I wonder if you are really as ‘bad’ as the show edits you and the backlash you are getting on social media…
I wonder if you’re putting on a bit of a show maybe because overall your feeling defensive, so you feel like balancing that with going on the attack and needing to mark your territory?…I don’t know just trying to work you out.
…but go carefully girl, or you my push too far and being openly not respectful back to the other girls will eventually come apparent to Art to.
This guy has got a fantastic Mom and 6 awesome sisters…it will be essential that you can make those female relationships work as otherwise I don’t think you will stand a chance long term. I don’t know, I wonder if its an indicator of how this could go, based on how you interact with the other women in the house now?
I kinda wanna tell you to just relax, be mindful of yourself and the other women.
So far I feel like Art likes the idea of Chrystal…but I’m not really seeing an actual romantic connection…although I’m probably wrong…and shes probably it…but I don’t think so…but maybe…but no…I don’t know what I’m talking about…
Guess what, I didn’t really think this would happen, but I’m actually quite liking each and every one of the girls.
They are so far generally respectful of each other, quite relaxed, seem to kinda get on OK with each other…
…yes it’s only early days, but I think I would happily hang out with all of them in the house…maybe even on the lawn…maybe without the bikini on a cloudy day…but in my onesie…my hair in a topknot…a chocolate fondue fountain…and with a blankie! I would share – maybe.
Rose ceremony…dun dun duuuunnn!
I could only watch out of the corner of my eye as was in the middle of other stuff so had to re-watch it latter to look for Rugs!
Still so many rugs…is it too late for me to refer them to Kevin Milnes lot to lay some plain carpet the lot with a nice red carpet landing strip?
Anyway on with the dun dun duuuuuunnnnn – Danielle. L
Oh no…first…I just love how Poppy says Arthurs name in the ceremony!
…right back to Danielle. L
The first in the world (If twitter is to be believed) the first The Bachelor NZ Whoa Rose Ceremony denial.
Yeah I know…
…yadda yadda yadda, twitters all a talk about criminal convictions yadda yadda yadda…and we may never know if what she said about not feeling it and the age difference is genuinely why she left.
But I’m gonna take it at face value and appreciate her honesty in this situation and respect her for that.
Art’s Whoa, was kinda sad and cute all at the same time.
Yup, it’s reality TV, yup things are edited and a bit planned sometimes…but I feel like Rosie’s exit and Danielle. L’s exit is keeping it real and kinda unique in the kiwi way of doing what needs to be done.
Last week Poppy’s Fart was heard all round the nation, reported on by News agencies around the WORLD and dubbed #fartgate…
…this week its Art’s ‘Whoa’ is heard all round the nation…
Roll on tomorrow night I say
…just don’t leave Poppy…
What did you think?
Do you like the Kiwi-ness of the the dates?
Who’s your front runners?
Other fantastical Bloggers writing up a storm on The Bachelor NZ:
♥ Kristy at Makeup Obsessives The Bachelor NZ E03 recap or another reason why not having a license is a good-thing
♥ Found this article by Kasey Is Art Green Really NZ’s First Ever Bachelor? A Spinoff Investigation …”…this guy is ripped, knows about muesli, knows about love…”
— The Bachelor NZ (@TheBachelorNZ) March 24, 2015