Part one of three from this full length television programme
Part two of three from this full length television programme
Part three of three from this full length television programme
Planning and preparing dinner becomes a sweaty ordeal in the second episode of reality show/'social experiment', Pioneer House. The family have moved into 2 Elgin St and are dealing with the hands-on chores involved in running a typical lower middle class household in 1900. The summer heat makes a trip to the shops clad in corsets and petticoats "like running a marathon", and 17 year old Anneke feels stifled by the restrictions placed on young women of the day. On the plus side, Michael appreciates the extra 'family time' this new/old life is giving him.
They must be weird as, to wear their good clothes to have tea.– 13-year-old Stefan fails to understand the idea of dress standards for dinner
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