Episode 6

March 4th, 2008

Yes! We have our first win folks! I bet ÂŁ2 and won 29p. However, that is far better than if I had put the ÂŁ2 into a bank account. How long would it have to have been there to generate 29p interest? Years. In fact it never would have. Yes Kerry won the event but it was touch and go on the final day. Despite what I said previously Jennie Bond totally redeemed herself by literally gorging herself on jungle tucker including stick insects and sharks eyes, whereas Kerry actually bottled her Bushtucker trial by refusing to be showered in 60,000 cockroaches. Some people have no sense of fun do they?

Enfused by my first win I decide to gamble some of the generated cash on my other preferred subject – football. And in-keeping with my strategy I am going to stick a modest sum on the two giants of English footy who are both playing Premiership matches this evening. Manchester United take on Middlesborough and Arsenal entertain Southampton. Southampton and Middlesborough are both doing well this year but Southampton’s manager Gordon Strachen has announced his retirement at the end of the season so I reckon that may have unsettled his players. Whereas Arsenal and Manchester United both need wins to cement their title challenge and both are vying for supremacy at the top of the Premiership. So it’s 50p on each to win their respective matches. Plus I have decided to get a little adventurous and also make what is termed in betting circles as a “double” bet. That means if Man U and Arsenal both win I am quids in! Well with odds at 2/9 perhaps not quids but certainly pennies. Not sure what the double will yield if it comes up. We will find out tonight. Then we have the Brits on tomorrow evening. So with the outstanding bets on the footy and the Brits I currently have 79p left to play with. What fun!

In fact therein perhaps lies a danger. I can see how some people could take their gambling too far because when you win it is a rush – and I only won 29p! But as Kenny Rogers once said “you gotta know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em”. I hope I will know when to fold ‘em.