The Block’s Jade Joyce reveals she fell ill and was forced to spend a day in bed during kitchen week

The Block’s Jade Joyce reveals she fell ill and was forced to spend a day in bed during kitchen week

It was another tough week on the work site for The Block’s Jade and Daniel Joyce.

And on Friday, Jade, 34, revealed to 9Now that amid the drama of kitchen week, she was suffering from a food allergy.

The mother-of-three said: ‘You don’t have time to be sick when you’re a mum, and you don’t have time to be sick on The Block, that’s for sure.’

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'You don't have time to be sick that's for sure': The Block's Jade Joyce revealed she was ill and forced to spend a day in bed after suffering from a food allergy during kitchen week

‘You don’t have time to be sick that’s for sure’: The Block’s Jade Joyce revealed she was ill and forced to spend a day in bed after suffering from a food allergy during kitchen week 

She was left with swollen, red hands and feet, itching, vomiting and diarrhoea.   

The Block’s on site nurse confirmed her food allergy symptoms, but Jade said wasn’t sure what food caused her to feel ill.

She was so unwell she spent a day in bed and missed out on an important visit from their real estate agent. 

Symptoms: She told 9Now she wasn't sure what food caused her to feel ill and that she was left with swollen, red hands (pictured) and feet, itching, vomiting and diarrhoea

Symptoms: She told 9Now she wasn’t sure what food caused her to feel ill and that she was left with swollen, red hands (pictured) and feet, itching, vomiting and diarrhoea 

Feeling unwell: She even shared a video diary on Instagram in which she said she was 'tired, sleep deprived and sick' in the caption. Jade added: 'This is not uncommon for me but it did suck spending most of Saturday in bed'

Feeling unwell: She even shared a video diary on Instagram in which she said she was ‘tired, sleep deprived and sick’ in the caption. Jade added: ‘This is not uncommon for me but it did suck spending most of Saturday in bed’

She even shared a video diary on Instagram in which she said she was ‘tired, sleep deprived and sick’ in the caption.

‘A food allergy this week caused vomiting, diarrhoea, swollen red hands and feet and itching all over!

‘This is not uncommon for me but it did suck spending most of Saturday in bed,’ she added.

Despite feeling unwell, Jade was optimistic about her circumstances during kitchen week. 

Health first: After the experience, she said: 'Anaphylaxis and allergies — that sort of stuff is quite serious, you do have to be careful and mindful of it'. Pictured is Jade with her husband Daniel

Health first: After the experience, she said: ‘Anaphylaxis and allergies — that sort of stuff is quite serious, you do have to be careful and mindful of it’. Pictured is Jade with her husband Daniel

She told 9Now: ‘I suppose I probably picked the best week to be sick to be honest, because it was kitchen week, so Kinsman were in there a lot of the time putting in the kitchen [cabinetry], and we had Christian Cole who delivered his island bench.’

After the experience, she said: ‘Anaphylaxis and allergies — that sort of stuff is quite serious, you do have to be careful and mindful of it.’

This week, Jade and her husband Daniel had a handcrafted island bench by Christian Cole installed in their kitchen as the ‘game changing’ idea for their house.

The Block continues on Sunday from 7pm on Channel Nine 

Big week: This week, Jade and her husband Daniel had a handcrafted island bench by Christian Cole installed in their kitchen as the 'game changing' idea for their house. Pictured is Daniel (right) with one of their workers

Big week: This week, Jade and her husband Daniel had a handcrafted

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Why Planet Fitness and Floor & Decor Holdings Jumped Double Digits in August, but Camping World Fell 20%

What happened

Shares of construction-oriented retailer Floor & Decor Holdings (NYSE: FND) rose 11% in August according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Gym company Planet Fitness (NYSE: PLNT) had an even better showing, rising 16.5%. However, all retail names didn’t do nearly that well, with recreational vehicle and outdoor specialist Camping World Holdings (NYSE: CWH) off by roughly 20.5% in the month. 

August represents an interesting turn of events when you step back and look at the earnings of each of these three retail names. To help put that in perspective, however, it helps to examine the price performance of the stocks between January and August. Over that eight month span Camping World Holdings was up 97%, Floor & Decor was up 44%, and Planet Fitness was down nearly 19%. For reference, the S&P 500 index was up 8.5% over the same period. 

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So what

Planet Fitness is easily the biggest turnaround of the three when it comes to stock price. That makes complete sense given the impact of COVID-19 on its business. The company’s gyms were at the center of the pandemic storm, noting that the coronavirus is easily spread in group settings with a lot of heavy breathing going on. Not surprisingly, its gyms were shut down, cutting off revenue across its business. When it reported second-quarter earnings in early August the numbers were terrible, with revenue off by roughly 78% over the same quarter in 2019. Earnings fell to a loss of $0.36 per share compared to a profit of $0.41 per share in the previous year. Investors, however, had been expecting bad news. The focus, instead, was likely on the fact that the company had reopened 1,477 of its 2,059 gyms. Moreover, those numbers actually included 21 new gyms, as Planet Fitness is continuing to expand despite the current headwinds. Investors clearly think the future will be much brighter than the recent past, which is not at all an outlandish assumption given how bad things got during the shutdown.  

Floor & Decor reported earnings in late July and it, too, was hit by the impact of COVID-19. Sales were down by 11% in the quarter compared to 2019, with adjusted earnings off by nearly 62%. Like Planet Fitness, that bad news was largely expected. The news on the reopening front, meanwhile, was pretty good, as the company was able to reopen all of its locations in June. Furthermore, comparable-store sales growth was 7.7% in June, after a series of poor relative showings during the shutdown because shuttered stores don’t generate any sales. July’s strong number, however, showed that demand has picked up quickly as the retailer reopened its stores. Floor & Decor also announced it was increasing its new store opening plans for 2020 from 11 to 13 and reaffirmed its plans to expand its store base by roughly 20% in 2021. In other words, given the COVID-19 setback, Floor & Decor is still doing fairly well overall. One thing

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