A Year at the Chateau: As seen on the hit Channel 4 show

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A Year at the Chateau: As seen on the hit Channel 4 show

A Year at the Chateau: As seen on the hit Channel 4 show

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I wouldn't make all the same design choices, but it's really fun to read all about what they did in much more detail than the TV show allows. I liked hearing from both Dick and Angel, neatly signalled by whether the text was emboldened or not, although there were quite a few typos and bad edits of sentences that had only been half-rewritten. Well, if so, I'd say you've probably heard of Dick and Angel Strawbridge and watched their television series Escape to the Château. Angel and Dick play touch tag with their recollections of each month of the first year of this wonderful adventure making it so entertaining.

As warm and entertaining as their much\-loved show, A Year at the Château is a truly irresistible story of adventure and heart, epic ambitions and a huge amount of hard graft.I've got a favourite recipe of my own for Mussels in Garlic and White Wine, but Angel's 'Sauce option 2' with coconut milk, ginger, chilli and fresh coriander is also delicious (page 70).

They did talk of a few meetings with their neighbors, but there were very few details, which may have been at the neighbor’s request since she wouldn’t allow her children on TV. Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH). Their enthusiasm for the hard work is admirable, and their work ethic is amazing, but also their creativity and vision for what is possible is so interesting. We hadn't really followed the television series but (naively) assumed that this was a couple with a vision who had acted on their own. If you really want to watch and experience nice people restoring a chateau I suggest going on YouTube and watching “The Chateau diaries” and “Doing it ourselves” both are likeable and kind to the people around them, oh and the focus is less on themselves and more on the chateau.

The book itself is wonderfully written, with witty anecdotes, fabulous recountings of this remarkable renovation, and the surprising addition of Dick describing his cooking (which sounds beyond amazing to me) it was the icing on the cake and now I want to try mussels.

Reading the nitty gritty of renovating a château had me enthralled and learning about window glazing and kitchen benches was great hands-on advice.So I’ve written a post on how I make my wreaths from foraged greenery around my village and flowers from my garden. In 2015 they bought a derelict château in the Loire valley and became the subjects of the hugely popular Channel 4 hit Escape to the Château.



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