Oran Park Couple Take On The Block
The Block, Australia’s most successful renovation reality program, is back for an incredible 16th season – stepping back through time for a challenge unlike any other. An exciting addition to the new season will be Sarah and George Bragias, a married couple from Oran Park who hope their style will spark the judges’ attention.
Sarah and George have some solid experience. George is a tradie and they have renovated two homes. That might have given them the know-how in spades, but will the added pressure of being on The Block rock them to their foundations?
Sarah’s husband George sums her qualities up perfectly: always laughing, always smiling and always positive. Sarah is a high school teacher, and although she loves the job, she hopes her experience on The Block could lead her to something even better. With an eye for design and lots of creative ideas, perhaps The Block is the perfect sanctuary for her to find out where her passion lies. “Don’t get me wrong, I love my job, but I am not the same person when I’m teaching. It’s just not the dream” she said.
For a fun-loving person, Sarah admits she can be quite particular and fastidious. In the kitchen her plates are perfectly aligned, the jars are labelled, and all the glasses are spaced out equally, facing just the right way.
George has worked as an electrician in Sydney for 13 years. Even with that experience he admits a lot of the tradies’ tools on The Block will be quite foreign to him. Sarah describes George as a very funny character, a bit of a nerd, and unlike anyone she has ever met. On and off the worksite George is a kid at heart and a big teddy bear.
This loved-up couple are all fun, smiles – and a bit of toilet humour. The fact they made it onto the show is a dream come true for them. In George’s words: “We’ve said it a million times, but this kind of thing doesn’t happen to people like us. It’s mad, bro”. Sarah and George’s tight bond is just as important as their family relationships. With George coming from Greek and Italian heritage, family and tradition have always been a central part of life. They want to start their own family as soon as they can, and George thinks that will bring them even closer together, “our next great adventure”. It’ll just have to wait until after The Block. They’ve had their struggles. An investment property they owned was trashed by tenants, leaving the newly married couple devastated and forced to completely rebuild the inside of the house.
Finding the silver lining in that situation, Sarah and George feel it has perfectly prepared them for the hard work The Block is notorious for.