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Friday, April 30th, 2010


Kristel? But I thought your names were Brendan and Melanie..

We’d like to introduce our friend Kristel. She’s a traveller. She’s funny as hell. And without her, we’d never be here in the first place. And no, she’s not Brendan’s mum.

We met Kristel on a month-long trip around Turkey, and she has seen BREL in action. (More about that in the next post). After weeks sharing bumpy roads, random meat products and the occasional sheesha together, Kristel knows us intimately: as travellers, bloggers, photographers, dancers, drinkers, spouters of random factoids and spontaneous song ad libbers about whatever ridiculous experience we happen to be having at the time.

She even travelled across the country to be at our wedding.

So when Kristel stumbled upon the Ultimate Job, there was only one couple she instantly knew had to be a part of it. And the rest, as they say, is history.


Is BREL a good Wager? Plus following in MJ’s footsteps

Thursday, April 29th, 2010


The online betting company has opened up wagering on the Ultimate Job competition…so forget those mutual funds, and bet on this! You’ll all be pleased to know we have been given pretty decent odds at 5:1!

who knew?

On another note, more details have been released about the Final Weekend in Ireland for the Top Ten, and the venue’s pretty flash–apparently Michael Jackson used to stay there for months at a time. Check out the Ballinacurra House, “Ireland’s Premier Private Estate for Exclusive Hire.”

Follow us for the next two weeks at the Ultimate Job blog!

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
The Ultimate Job has created a blog site for the Top Ten contestants--so until May 9th, come visit our blog (and comment!) on their site! title.png Wish us luck! Brendan and Mel **Note that all posts ... [Continue reading this entry]


Saturday, April 24th, 2010
For those of you that missed our live webcast of our agonizing wait for results of the Top Ten (made easier by a few pints of Guinness), below is a recording of the whole thing: [Continue reading this entry]

BREL Makes it to Top 10 – Honeymoon Testing, Here We Come!

Friday, April 23rd, 2010
We're super-excited to announce that after a long week of public voting, we've been selected as finalists for the Ultimate Job in Ireland (and probably the world). We'll be off to Ireland on May 7th for a weekend of interviews ... [Continue reading this entry]

BREL Selected as Top 50 for the Ultimate Job in Ireland (and probably the world)

Saturday, April 10th, 2010
Thousands of people applied....1029 people viewed our video...and we are pleased to announce: WE MADE IT TO THE TOP 50!!!! So here's what happens now... Voting has been re-set to zero. Voting begins again today and ends April 17th - you can only ... [Continue reading this entry]

The video that started it all

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
Many thanks to Jonas for lending us his camera and being our video editing guru, and to Mel Cote for her script and for acting as camera-mom with a baby one hip! [Continue reading this entry]

BREAKING NEWS! BREL to Apply for the Ultimate Job in Ireland – Honeymoon Testing!

Monday, April 5th, 2010


If you've been following our blog, then you know that we've been training for this job for years. Essentially, the job (sponsored by the Irish Times and involves ... [Continue reading this entry]