Watching Country House Rescue usually proves a bitter sweet experience for my husband and me. On the one hand there’s the beauty of the architecture and surrounding countryside featured.
On the other, there’s the assortment of dishevelled toffs that clutter the screen, moaning and groaning their way through the burden of living in a 30 roomed house, bestowed on them by the privileges of birth into the upper echelons.
Our viewing is usually accompanied by a healthy banter about how we’d do things if we were given half the chance. But that banter came to an abrupt halt this evening, as we took in the full force of the trials that poor dear Emily faced.
Luckily for Emily the dude from the show was on hand to gently spoon feed her a reality check. I say luckily for her, because if it had been me in the room with her, she would likely have been fed my fist.
Picture the scene:
Emily busies herself with a pair of scissors and some expensive looking fabric in a bright and airy room in her beautiful country house. She looks flustered that she is having to work so hard and laments the tough hand that life has dealt her:
Emily: ”It’s hard because I don’t have full-time help with the children”
Country House Rescue dude: “But your children are at boarding school”
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