Day 5 in the Big Brother House.
In this week’s shopping task housemates are now shipmates and will have to sail the tall ship in the garden for 24 hours.
The Shipmates were woken by Mart’s dodgy harmonica playing. After a few grunts the shipmates get ready to eat breakfast. As part of this week’s shopping task all shipmates will be living on sea sickness tablets and coffee before their watches and Cook’s delights at lunch and dinner time.
The shipmates have been captured by pirates (Nursey) and have been forced to clean the ship from top to bottom in some strange ritual called happy hour. The shipmates have been equipped with a hosepipe, scrubbing brushes as well as Henry and Hetty the Hoovers.
Shipmates are learning to tie knots with mixed success the shipmates have picked it up in minutes Nick (First Mate) on the other hand who was teaching got his demos wrong. Oops!
Shipmates have now finished tying knots and are getting ready to tack (change direction) the ship. With the help of first mate Nick the shipmates have almost completed the tack when there was an almighty shriek from the bow. One shipmate said: “Oh no down tools everyone Nick has broken his nail”. The most up to date info on Nick’s nail is critical but stable.
Shipmates are sat in the lower mess waiting for messmen/women: Phil,Sophia,Andre and Paul and to deliver lunch which is pizza and salad. This is the first proper meal some shipmates have had since feeling queasy on Monday.
Forward Port shipmates are on watch looking out for pirates, other vessels, pirates, lighthouses, pirates, buoys and pirates. Within this watch shipmates had a close call with a cargo vessel (not really it was just a boring watch).
As part of the shopping task shipmates need to learn about disability awareness Rob and Jamie’s mini task was to eat dinner blindfolded (funny times). Rob did quite well, but Jamie on the other hand…well picture a kid in a pram with a chocolate ice cream and that’s Jamie with chocolate cheesecake!
Phil has decided to make a cocktail for John. It included three shots of vodka, a shot of gin and some lemon peel – you could smell the thing halfway across the bar and John is only half way through after an hour.
Phil’s watch is brilliant, and is by far the best watch on board, and almost in the whole Tall Ships fleet. It is their constant vigilance that ensures our continuing survival and they are a credit to us all. Aft Starboard watch however, leave a lot to be desired. Shambles springs to mind.
Big Brother (James)