What I know about females: Tv presenter Dick Strawbridge, states they’re the one enigma I are unable to resolve .
- Dick Strawbridge from France, is a Tv presenter and former lieutenant colonel
- He mirrored on the role his mother and wife Angela, have played in his daily life
- The sixty-yr-outdated claims he’s learned the resolution to every little thing except females
Dick Strawbridge MBE is a sixty-yr-outdated Tv presenter and former lieutenant colonel. He lives in a forty five-area, nineteenth-century chateau in France with his wife, Angel, 41, and their two kids Dorothy, 5, and Arthur, 7.
If you had been to dig up the backyard I grew up in in County Antrim, Northern Eire, you would locate it studded with buried wood spoons. My mother, Jenny, lifted 7 kids — I have 4 sisters and two brothers — one-handedly though our father was away operating in the oil sector for months at a time.
She cooked, cleaned and disciplined us, threatening a smack to our bottoms with a wood spoon if we misbehaved . . . so, we would steal and bury the spoons when she was not seeking, in peals of laughter. She’s now 86 with the spirit of somebody a 3rd of her age, and gives me a stern telling off if I glimpse fatigued.
Dick Strawbridge, sixty, (pictured) who lives in France, discovered the role his mother and wife have played in his daily life
We had been brought up to stand when a girl entered a area and to open up doorways for them. I do not imagine females are the weaker intercourse, but they are the fairer intercourse. Physically, of system, guys and females are not equals, but strength is just as much about character.
Angela, or Angel, my wife, is an alpha woman. We had been launched in 2010 by our shared agent — she is an entrepreneur and designer — who noticed we had been the two productive and organised, so effectively suited.
Now we do the job and reside jointly in France at Chateau de la Motte Husson, which we acquired 5 several years in the past for £280,000. It experienced no electricity, heating or water and a sanitation technique that emptied into the moat.
Renovation was tough do the job, but Angela learned rapidly and always seems stunning. One particular of her to start with employment was knocking down a 2ft-thick sound stone wall to make two rooms into one. She was straight up the scaffolding, using a jackhammer to develop just what she needed.
When the kids have absent to mattress, Angela and I get into our ‘horizontal office’ — our mattress — with our laptops, a glass of wine and chat about the day.
I do not always get every little thing ideal. As an engineer, I have learned the resolution to every little thing except females.
Dick and Angel have released a collection of gifts motivated by the chateau. Take a look at thechateau.television.