Playing by the rules pays if they’re filming on MKR
OPINION: As MKR returns after Easter let's touch on some stories that we have and love to share.
There is not a day goes by that we don't think back to our MKR journey.
It was the best experience and opportunity of our lives.
We lived in the MKR bubble. That's what we all called it.
We lived, ate and breathed MKR for six months.
It was tough going.
They put us up, shipped us places, paid us, dressed us and fed us, not much to think about really but cooking!
We didn't get much time off at all.
One of our first challenges was at Paddington Markets in Sydney - the biggest market in the southern hemisphere.
We started at 4.30am and Jake (Queensland) the dancer, decided to leap frog over a pillar as we were being all serious while being filmed and all we heard was this massive rrriiiiippppppp… it was his pants!
Ripped from front to back.
Everyone burst into laughter, even the staff.
We were teamed up with Luke and Scott from Bondi and then were told that we had to find our way to the "biggest market in the southern hemisphere".
Not knowing much about Sydney, we thought we were in good hands with the boys.
We were all then given brand new Hyundais to drive to the destination.
The producers said the first team to the location and to find Pete and Manu will have a huge advantage in the competition".
As soon as that was said, everyone started reversing - it was almost a huge collision there and then.
Everyone took off, and the first corner we got a red light.
We had Mick and Matt (Tasmania) and their team to our left and Angela and Melina (Victoria) and their team behind us.
Angela was driving and looked like she was possessed, on a mission!
The light turned green and they took off, hitting kerbs, running red lights, speeding.
We agreed that we were going to play by the rules considering there were cameras in our cars.
In our car we all had our own jobs to do - it was hilarious.
Luke was just concentrating on driving, Scott was giving directions, Dan was the peripheral vision around the car and Steph's job was to keep an eye on the speed.
It all worked a treat.
We thought we got there in great time as we didn't see any other teams around.
We found the market, they are huge.
We finally found Pete and Manu and we were the last team to arrive by about 15 minutes, it was pretty embarrassing, considering we had the Sydney boys to get us there.
We were all called together by the big boss, Rickie - this was serious, he asked everyone to come forward who broke road rules - that was everyone but us.
Everyone thought we were lying, but the producers went through the footage and saw that we did not break a rule.
Some teams eventually received fines in the mail.
All other teams were disqualified and we actually got to go shopping at the market first.
Just goes to show, play by the rules and you will come out on top.
The teams this year have done so very well to get to the top 5.
It's hard work and we know how they are all feeling right now.
We look forward to watching again after Easter to see who will be in the top four and in the grand final. Very exciting.
Good luck to them all.
>>Next week we will be submitting a recipe and we hope you all give it a crack and we would love you to take a photo of it and share it on Facebook or Instagram.