Before I get into the meat of this post, I have to give you a story about how I got here.
I know people have to earn a living, and one of the major ways that writers do that is through advertisements. But, that doesn’t take the sting way from suddenly discovering one of my favorite blogger’s posts are now littered with flashing advertisements. Between every paragraph is something for sale! I still visit his blog once in a while, but he has been removed from my daily Feedly list and I visit just a fraction of what I once did. I will tell you now, if you didn’t know, that RJsCorner will never have ads. I probably do a good enough job of annoying you without them. 😎
I don’t do ads here, but occasionally, I make endorsements. That is what I am going to do with this post. As my regular readers know since I now have a fast Internet service I am totally into streaming for my TV viewing. As a result, my monthly bill moved from $250/mo to just under $50. I haven’t seen a TV ad for several months now.
Ok, let’s get on to my endorsement.
I am not a binge watcher, even though DirecTV tried to make me one. But, this show has just about made me one. It is entitled Escape to the Château and is on the Peacock streaming channel. It is about a London couple who moved to rural France and bought a decrepit 54 room château and have spent five years fixing it up.
He is a retired officer in the British Army and also an engineer. She is an artistically creative person who manages the wedding venue business from the renovated castle. These are two of the most creative people I have ever encountered. They now have two kids who they are teaching their creative ways. To me, they just represent what I think of as a typical quirky British couple who manage to thrive on their love for each other and on their individual differences.
An added plus to the show is the pure artistry of the scenes and setups by the production company. The show also inspires me to an artistic pursuit that I might not otherwise have considered. But, more on that later…
I have watched about 25 of the 34 episodes in the last month.
I admit that I was once an avid fan of the TV show Little People, Big World. Escape to the Château is kind of like that, but instead of having a couple where one person with no creative talents is constantly bickering with a much more creative spouse, this one is about two very creative people. It is so interesting how they play off on one another. I love that we get to see the kids growing up in such a happy and imaginative environment.
If you are in to this sort of thing, I highly recommend you try this one out. You won’t be disappointed.
4 thoughts on “I Don’t Do Advertisements, But…”
I agree about how irritating it is to see ads all over a post. I pay a little extra to WordPress to keep them off my blog. The show you recommended sounds wonderful… I don’t have the Peacock channel, unfortunately.
Hi, Janis. I, too, am on WordPress and pay to keep the ads off RJsCorner. Streaming will soon take over as the dominant way to view TV. Not a minute to soon for me. We didn’t get a TV until I was in high school, but I remember how we had to reserve certain hours to watch the shows we liked. For me, Saturdays were always MASH, Newhart, and Mary Tyler Moore.
I also enjoy this show. It’s very impressive to see how they have transformed the chateau.
Thanks for the thoughts, Sharon, and welcome to RJsCorner. There is just something about Brits that make them appealing to me, at least the TV versions of them. Both Dick and Angel have so many talents, and they are teaching their kids to seek the same.
I also subscribe to Britbox, which is basically British TV streaming.