The Château Cottage Renovation, And Saving The Crumbling Chimneys @Château De Lalacelle. Ep13

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In this week at the château, Tracy and Tony work away on the cottage. With the roof now fully complete, work can start on the interior, starting with lifting hundreds of terracotta tiles and removing all the old plaster.

Also, urgent work starts on the east-side chimney, as if left for one more winter it may collapse in on its self.

Plus, Jonathan helps out in the chicken pens and gets a little surprise after school to keep him busy.


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We are a family from the North-East of England following our dream to restore a beautiful abandoned french Château. We discovered the heart stopping Château De Lalacelle in summer of 2020, this beautiful architectural monument Is set in the countryside of North-West France.

The moment we visited the Château we all fell in love, from the beautiful sweeping landscape and forests, to its stunning untouched interiors and magnificent spiral staircase in the turret.

Unfortunately Château De Lalacelle has been abandoned for a number of decades so will need a lot of restoration and DIY.

Please subscribe and follow our families journey, with the up’s and down’s in moving from the UK to rural France and restoring this beautiful building to its former glory.

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  • Borring yourself is good for children, they increase their creativity! When the boy will growup, he will be shocked with your strategy of "keeping him busy" .

    gruuzgruuz7 күн бұрын
  • Chickens don’t swim they dirt bathe , I’m confused over a chicken bath lol

    machellep1machellep115 күн бұрын
  • The roof and windows look wonderful!!! Taking up the tiles looks backbreaking!! I'm sure it will be beautiful when finished.Jonathan is going to have a lot of fun with the trampoline!! He's wonderful with chickens!! Love from Vermont

    Rebekah LowRebekah Low15 күн бұрын
  • What kind of heating are you going to have in the cottage? Have you thought about in -floor heating downstairs and radiators upstairs. Is Tracy okay?

    Deb ODeb O24 күн бұрын
    • We will have a aga cook to power the hot water and heating, yes we have spoken about under floor heating 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.24 күн бұрын
  • Just found your programme and love watching your progress and how you interact together when working and doing activities with Jonathan. The amount of work is a lot but one step at a time and it is doable especially with your skills. Really looking forward to seeing the cottage progress. Kind regards.

    Madeline GoldingayMadeline Goldingay26 күн бұрын
    • Thank you very much, so glad you can join us. Yes we have a lot of hard work ahead of us but bit by bit we will get there 🥰🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.26 күн бұрын
  • Love following your channel.

    Marilyn LedetMarilyn Ledet28 күн бұрын
    • Thank you very much, glad you are enjoying it all 🥰🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.28 күн бұрын
  • Such a hard working family! The little Jonathan included 💪🏻 🤗. He will definitely keep busy in that trampoline 😆. Another great video 🥳🥰💞

    Mama BMama B28 күн бұрын
    • Thank you very much, yes it definitely keeps him busy 😊🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.28 күн бұрын
  • I wonder how much weight Tracy has lost since arriving in France?! You all work so hard!

    JoAnnSJoAnnS28 күн бұрын
    • Thank you very much, she is a very hard worker 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.28 күн бұрын
  • 🇨🇦 I just stumbled across these vlogs. I am amazed at all the hard heavy work being done by Tony and his wife Tracey. Tracey works as hard as any man in construction, no wonder she stays lovely and slim! I will have to find the first postings of these vlogs, I am interested to see them. I think Tony should sell T-shirts with, Let’s get crackin!! on them.😁

    Sonia HamiltonSonia Hamilton28 күн бұрын
    • Thank you very much for the lovely comment, so glad you can join us in our family journey have hope you enjoy the videos 🥰🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.28 күн бұрын
  • Just curious. Why do you refer to your parents by name instead of mom and dad during narration?

    Jay GarrisonJay Garrison28 күн бұрын
    • Sorry, I am just use to it as we all worked together in our business and it was more professional to say name than mum and dad and am just use to it if we are not talking personally 😊

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.28 күн бұрын
  • What a great job guys!!! All the best!!! 😇🥰🙏

    Carlos EstevamCarlos Estevam29 күн бұрын
  • Great to see you both today. So impressed with your videos and the progress you’re making. I reckon we could do with getting a go-pro or something too - makes hard work look more fun! Plus it’s always me stopping to take pictures so it looks like I never do any work, but like Tracy I get stuck in just as much as Bryan! Really admire what you’re doing, hope to see you again soon… :o)

    Laura JearyLaura JearyАй бұрын
  • Why do we never see partner Ash anymore?

    Julie JulieJulie JulieАй бұрын
    • @Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château. Very good to hear. Love your slice of paradise there.

      Julie JulieJulie JulieАй бұрын
    • Ash and Terry are currently in the Uk sorting the business out and will hopefully we over very soon 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • You two are such a great team. Pampered chickens, spoilt grandson and never ending hard work for you two ! It looks like fun. Hope you both stay well. Good job Tracey decided to get the plaster off the bathroom wall , the stone looks great. So nice to hear Jonathan is loving school xx

    Jenni StevensonJenni StevensonАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much 🙏🥰

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  • Have enjoyed all the vids. More please ;-)

    job openingjob openingАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, so glad you are enjoying them 🥰🥰

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  • Your vlogs and the ones from Chateau de Montmagner are the best ones they show the works from amators done like professionals.Love this .Keep up the good work .You can be super proud of yourself.

    Maria Van BroeckMaria Van BroeckАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, so glad you enjoy the videos 🙏🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • Super job!

    Fred ScottFred ScottАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • Just came across your channel and I am totally engrossed! One thing I'd like to point out is that chickens take dust baths to keep clean and drink fresh water that needs to be changed daily. The water basin could be used in the future for ducks perhaps. Great channel, all the best!

    Sola ManoSola ManoАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much and so glad you can join us on our family journey. Thank you very much for the advice 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • I’m guessing you guys are kinship carers, my partner and I have been kinship carers to 5 young people over the last 20 years. Outstanding undertaking. ❤️

    Boaz_YitzchaqBoaz_YitzchaqАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • Can we send you some knee pads?

    Boaz_YitzchaqBoaz_YitzchaqАй бұрын
    • Thank you so much, I know poor Tracy and Tony’s knees 🥲🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • You guys are the most lovely grandparents! He is one lucky boy.

    Dash 66Dash 66Ай бұрын
    • Thank you very much, 🥰🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • Your doing amazing; loving the vlogs; well done❤️

    Joanne BearJoanne BearАй бұрын
    • Thank you so much 🙏 so glad you are enjoying them 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • Just found your channel yesterday and have now watched all your videos. What a lovely family and what an amazing job you are doing. Can't wait to see your upcoming videos and the progress made.

    Tinky BakerTinky BakerАй бұрын
    • Thank you so much, so glad you can join us and are enjoying the videos 🥰🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • Hi Tracy and Tony, you make such an amazing great team! You have accomplished so much, it's hard work, but we can really see the progress! The exposed stone in the bathroom is gorgeous. What were the two brackets on the bathroom wall @20:00 for? Your grandson is such a lucky boy to have such loving caring grandparents! Well done on giving him such a balanced childhood, & giving him some chores and responsibility on feeding the chickens is such a great idea. Hope he has lots of fun on the trampoline. Thank you for sharing, you guys are just awesome, your videos are so well done! 👍Take really good care of yourselves, stay safe! Much love Kathy x 💖(Ontario, Canada)

    k Deank DeanАй бұрын
    • Thank you so much, yes tracy and tony are both hard workers. We are not to sure what the brackets where originally used for but we will definitely be using them somewhere in the cottage. So glad you are enjoying the video 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • Great work 👏

    Annie Macs RecommendationsAnnie Macs RecommendationsАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • I admire you both the couple,at your age you should be retired now but you still work and do a great job!!!I've been living at Milbsborough and my daughter studied in Teeside University psychology.Bravo from Greece!!!You are brave!!!

    Maria GounariMaria GounariАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, yes Tracy and Tony work so hard bless them, a true north-east couple working away to get the job done 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • We had a flex tube to our wood burner. It worked great! Warm rooms come winter!!

    Deb PateDeb PateАй бұрын
    • We can not wait to get the beautiful fires in for winter 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • And his breathe said it all 🎶

    Marlene SistrunkMarlene SistrunkАй бұрын
  • Great video you guys are a hard working team Please take some time for yourself and don’t work to hard

    jeannette cranejeannette craneАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, glad you enjoyed it. we do set aside some family time to just enjoy the place 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • Remember-If you don’t have enough tiles, create a border with different tiles that look appropriate. Great job guys!

    Joanne WardJoanne WardАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, great idea 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • unless you are installing infloor heating ..... why are you insulating the floor ? .... HOT AIR RISES ! ... I bet your going to have an open ( to the rest of the house ) staircase ..... which any ...... / some people know that's a .. NO NO

    Ivan OlsenIvan OlsenАй бұрын
  • I think old windows could possibly be used to build a lovely green house.

    Aida SchneiderAida SchneiderАй бұрын
    • We will definitely be using the old windows for another project 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • I can't believe all the work you are doing. Removing those tiles is back breaking.

    Wildflower windWildflower windАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, it is but has to be done 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • Lots of hard work and great progress and I love your enthusiasm,I would seriously consider concentrating on finishing the cottage off before winter. Keep up the great work.

    Michael AinsleyMichael AinsleyАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, yes that is the plan to get the cottage sorted for Christmas 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • First time watching you and I have subscribed ❣️

    georgette jonesgeorgette jonesАй бұрын
    • Thank you so much for being part of our family journey, hope you enjoy it 🥰🏰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • Tracy , Your Amazing, Well Done Girl , Congratulations to you Both, Following you daily 👌👍👏👏👏👏👏❤️❤️❤️

    Josephine willsJosephine willsАй бұрын
    • Thank you so much, Tracy is a fantastic woman 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • Will look beautiful 😍

    BradleyBradleyАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, it is definitely starting to come together 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • I love watching your Mom work she is as strong as and ox! And your dad is brilliant too!

    eric mcmastereric mcmasterАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, yes they are both great workers 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • Your doing so well and done so much in such a short time keep the momentum going, from one of your Australian viewers 🇦🇺

    Sarah PenroseSarah PenroseАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, yes now Tracy is over she is cracking on with it all 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • It’s looking fantastic, protect your lungs with masks

    Annie O'ConnorAnnie O'ConnorАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, we will 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • You both are doing a GREAT JOB! Sorry, you don't have more HELP! LOVE from Chicago

    Cheryl McGrathCheryl McGrathАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, Tracy and Tony will have extra help very soon 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • I love that you are on this chateau restoration adventure but the amount of work is daunting. I give you so much credit as you navigate renovations and caring for Jonathan. Little by little you have already accomplished so much. Stay well!💕

    Stephanie GaromonStephanie GaromonАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, yes we have a lot of work ahead of us but it is a fantastic life for Jonathan 🥰🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • I would put all the iron sinks somewhere on the wall and put beautiful plants inside 🪴🪴🪴

    Mik MarMik MarАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, great idea 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • No dog likes the cone. You can punch a couple holes in the plastic and make it a bit bigger so he will be more comfortable. My dogs always felt like they were being punished with the cone on.

    Deborah WhiteDeborah WhiteАй бұрын
  • Hello just found your channel I watch Several other channels on renovation other Chateaus in France. I really enjoy watching here in the USA .

    gregory alexandergregory alexanderАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, so glad you can join us on our family journey restoration this beautiful building 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • You are fantastic Grandparents! I can’t believe you have so much energy and have a wonderful work ethic. Well done!

    Gina HamlynGina HamlynАй бұрын
    • @Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château. It is beautiful to see their relationship with Jonathan, such caring Grand parents. An example indeed.

      Gina HamlynGina HamlynАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, yes Tracy and Tony are both very hard works but still have time for little Jonathan 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • Thank you a fantastic video lots of amazing things accomplished these last 2 weeks so many jobs very well done 🤩🤩🤩

    Amanda PerryAmanda PerryАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, yes Tracy and Tony have been so busy 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • Looks like a whole lot of back breaking work but I think the stone will look great.

    Minga RedmonMinga RedmonАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, yes it’s a lot of hard work but will be worth it 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • Looking great! I know your getting excited! Janice from USA

    Janice DelpJanice DelpАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • WOW you guys, you are amazingly hard workers. The roof and windows are stunning and the bathroom walls true beauty has been revealed. The plan to have Christmas in the cottage is so exciting, I wish I could come and work and help you but I live half way around the world and will have to watch you from Hawaii. Best to you all!!!

    Aunty TutuAunty TutuАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, glad you are enjoying our journey, yes hopefully in for Christmas 🤞🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • Your poor knees! You need knee pads!

    Joanne EmerickJoanne EmerickАй бұрын
    • Yes definitely need to look at some 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
    • They’re on Santa’s list.....

      derek briggsderek briggsАй бұрын
  • Tony and Tracy. You both make for great teamwork! The construction materials are nothing I see in New Hampshire. So was interesting to watch the wall and floor removal. Our 80' long, three story dairy barn is wood construction. My father-in-law built it in 1952. I can now see the grounds design from the drone footage. You have cleaned away enough overgrowth to get a good picture of what the property originally looked like. Just stunning! This will make a stellar family home and B&B! ~ Diane

    diane halldiane hallАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, yes we have definitely cleared a lot of the overgrowth away over the months. The stone wall in the bathroom will be amazing when completed 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • Great job with everything, the speed and progress is just amazing! My knees and back would have been in pieces with the floor tile removal - knee pads always get in the way I think. Love the exposed stone walls, you really are providing great entertainment through all your hard work - thank you so much, what a loving Nana and Grandad you are ! :-) x

    Jude BoothJude BoothАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, so glad you are enjoying our family journey 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • I am interested in what you call 'putting in insulation' under the floors. Were those tiles laid on dirt and now you will put what underneath them? I assume you will film that for us?

    Becky SimeoneBecky SimeoneАй бұрын
    • Yes that will be in the next video for you 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • You two are such GRAFTERS!

    Rosie RadcliffeRosie RadcliffeАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • You are such a great couple and doing a fantastic job with the Chateau and Jonathan! I wish you all good health and happiness as you continue on and thank you for keeping us connected!

    Norma MurrayNorma MurrayАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much 🙏🥰

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  • The roof and guttering looks amazing. You should be proud. Getting all of the chimneys completed will be a dream. Love your vlogs. Blessings to you all... ❤🇦🇺

    Lorraine ChircopLorraine ChircopАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, yes the cottage is now looking stunning 😁 and we can not wait to get some fires in the château 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • Absolutely awesome to follow and watch. Awesome Grandparents

    Reremai WhaipootiReremai WhaipootiАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much 🙏🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • Seeing some of the work in quick time makes it seem easy but we all know the very hard work it actually is! You are both doing a great job and really achieving a lot. The basic jobs always take the most time and effort but really deliver the best results in the end. The bathroom wall should be a great feature. Look forward to seeing the next exciting chapter!

    Sheila RaeSheila RaeАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, yes the stone wall will be amazed when done in the cottage 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • That’s great that Jonathan is adapting to school and that he loves it ! You’re doing great work !!! Fabulous 👍

    anita steedmananita steedmanАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • This is a really super project. Much enjoying following your progress.

    christine charleschristine charlesАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much 🙏🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • It is so exciting. Everything you do is such hard work but completed with such skill.

    Jean HawkenJean HawkenАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much 🙏🥰

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  • Enjoyed your video very much.

    Debbie MollisonDebbie MollisonАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much 🙏🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • Tracy is a trooper!

    VBVBАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • I wish I had such a great positive attitude like dad

    patricia calunniatopatricia calunniatoАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • You are all such a good team together half the hard graft is done can't wait to see you all enjoying this lovely home

    patricia calunniatopatricia calunniatoАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, yes the cottage will be amazing when done for tracy, Tony and Jonathan 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • I would love a tan like dads getting up on the roof is sure worth it for a tan like that

    patricia calunniatopatricia calunniatoАй бұрын
    • 😂 yes he has got a good tan with all that outdoor work ☺️

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • Great progress on the cottage. Tracey you are one hell of a grafter, you would put some blokes to shame. Well done both of you 👍🍀

    liam pooleliam pooleАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • Really appreciating the better audio with the lapel microphones. Thanks for making that effort for your viewers. 👍

    Greg PallettGreg PallettАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, we are always trying to improve the videos 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • The "naked" stone wall in the bathroom is beautiful.

    gloria2527gloria2527Ай бұрын
    • Thank you very much, yes the stone walls is stunning 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • Amazing work you are both going with a little help from Jonathan. Cottage is going to look amazing when finished.

    Wendy HelmWendy HelmАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much 🥰

      Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Escape To The Dream, Restoring The Château.Ай бұрын
  • You're both working so hard! I so admire you!! I hope you don't mind me asking, though, why don't you use the electric tools all the time? 😉

    Suzie QSuzie QАй бұрын
    • @EscapeToTheDream,RestoringTheChateau. Oh!! didn't think of that lol 😉

      Suzie QSuzie QАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, sometimes the power tools are a bit to powerful 🥰

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  • Just watched this week's vlog how you and Tracy have worked. One job after another you are making good progress. You make a good team. So pleased Johnathan likes school .

    Irene LutkinIrene LutkinАй бұрын
    • Always do fingers crossed you will be in soon 🤞

      Irene LutkinIrene LutkinАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, hope you enjoyed it 🥰

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  • I love the Tracy and Tony team. Everything is coming together beautifully.

    Siansonea OrandeSiansonea OrandeАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, the cottage is definitely starting to take shape 🥰

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  • UTB Good graft this week! The cottage looks awesome, my knees were killing me watching Tony and the boss lifting those tiles 😏

    Andrew BruceAndrew BruceАй бұрын
    • I know bless them, will have to get some knee pads for them ☺️

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  • I have loved this channel from the beginning, but I must say that it is definitely growing on me with each vlog! I am enjoying the history and renovation aspects as well as the personalities and sweet family relationships that you are sharing with us. It seems like Tracy and Jonathan are settling in well and I’m happy to see this. I’m sending gratitude and best wishes from our beautiful vineyard in the California mountains! 😘

    Kimberly GuerraKimberly GuerraАй бұрын
    • Thank you so much for following us on our family journey 🥰

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  • That stone wall will look gorgeous, well done it’s all coming on nicely now , hard work but it will be worth it x

    christine atkinsonchristine atkinsonАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much 🥰

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  • That floor swept, washed and it’s first coat of Coconut oil. The lounge room I am imagining in my head.💖💖🇦🇺

    Nana WoolonNana WoolonАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, yes the lounge in the cottage will have all real wood furniture so will look stunning 🥰

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  • Why not convert the cast-iron lavabo's into uplighters......upcycling chateau style !

    Roger BirdRoger BirdАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, what a great idea 🥰

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  • Very wise to work on chateau infrastructure the heating to stop further decay like black mould in the very expensive paneling

    Aatikah Carmen happyAatikah Carmen happyАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, yes we need to look at start to get some heat into the place for winter 🥰

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  • You need another boy the same age to keep Jonathan busy. Have a lovely summer.

    Stephen MeikleStephen MeikleАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, one of our neighbours has a little boy that comes over to play 🥰

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  • NB 2nd comment Could you please tell us the differences between the French schooling system & the English one Johnathan went to & also is he speaking/learning French at the school? 😊🇦🇺

    Kerry Owen-HolmesKerry Owen-HolmesАй бұрын
    • I am not to sure topics but yes Jonathan is learning french at school and at home 🥰

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  • You guys have worked so hard ! So many jobs done & they all look fantastic! Tony wear a hat on those hot days so you don’t get harmed by the suns rays! 😊🇦🇺

    Kerry Owen-HolmesKerry Owen-HolmesАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, Tony is use to it now with the sun 😂🥰

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  • Couple goals right there. You’re an inspiration Tony and Tracy.

    Tania CurrieTania CurrieАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much 🥰

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  • I can't believe how much work you 2 get done....it's amazing at this rate you'll be in by Christmas, well done to you, I love your work ethic you just keep at it... And the bathroom walls are amazing I can't wait to see them pointed and sealed they will be a real feature I'm so pleased Jonathan likes school it's a worry off your shoulders I'm sure

    Denise MastrominaDenise MastrominaАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much. That’s the plan to be in for. The walls definitely look fantastic 🥰

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  • What a fantastic video! Loved it all! The progress is so exciting to see.

    James HeplerJames HeplerАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, so glad you enjoyed it 😊

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  • Wonderful vlog, really enjoyable content, lovely family.

    Cathy ThompsonCathy ThompsonАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much 🥰

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  • I didn’t quite catch who everyone s on the intro. Who are your nephews parents? You are all Trojan workers, fair play to you.

    Christine DonohueChristine DonohueАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much 🥰

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  • I agree, the roof looks really amazing

    Antonia CepoAntonia CepoАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, 🥰

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  • Just destroyed a century of patina and age on that roof - who the hell wants to stay in a stucco box with no age, history or character?

    Dana LaudaniDana LaudaniАй бұрын
    • I would stay there if it had a plastic roof!!

      Dana MorrisDana MorrisАй бұрын
    • Unfortunately the tiles were to brittle and damaged to re use, the ones that were ok have been saved to use on other projects, we like to keep and reuse as much of the old as possible. We are trying to keep the old look as much as possible where and when possible. 👍

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  • The cottage is really coming along. The bathroom walls will be beautiful, I am sure. Fabulous workers Tony and Tracy!! I love watching your videos. 😀😀❤❤ Hugs to all the family!!

    Nicole CoutureNicole CoutureАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, yes Tony and Tracy are hard workers, the stone walls are amazing, can not wait to get them finished 🥰

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  • cottage looks amazing! congratulations! & nephew/grandson precious!

    Sam ScarboroSam ScarboroАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much 🥰

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  • Tony and Tracey you certainly sre hard workers and such amazing grandparents. Loving your journey.

    Jayne TurnbullJayne TurnbullАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much 🥰

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  • Wauw if i bye a chateau i know how to call for help. You all do it as if you build the chateau yourself so amazing to see

    Gerr BGerr BАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much 🥰

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  • you are such a cute couple and you can also work hard, good combination 💪👍

    Lisa WagnerLisa WagnerАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much 🥰

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  • Another great video, your energy and skills seem relentless. The cottage is looking really good and I hope the chimneys are sorted soon, massive job. Lovely to see Jonathan bouncing about, I hope he’s enjoying school. He’ll soon be a little French boy and start speaking for you 😂 Do the schools finish for summer soon? Lots of luck x

    Paris 05Paris 05Ай бұрын
    • Thank you very much, yes I believe the school to finish soon for summer 🥰

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  • Tony and Tracy, Amazing teamwork. Jonathan looks to be thriving in his new environment ✌️

    Elizabeth Geyer-GreenElizabeth Geyer-GreenАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, yes Jonathan is loving it all 🥰

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  • Watch this, Nana ❤️❤️❤️❤️ you are amazing grandparents.

    SylviaSylviaАй бұрын
    • You’d be surprised how many times Tracy hears that- 20 times at least every day ..... it’s amazing to be together again

      derek briggsderek briggsАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much 🥰

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  • You are both such hard worker's, things are coming along great.take care.x

    Treena SpencerTreena SpencerАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much 🥰

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  • It is interesting to watch the progress. You seem to work incredibly hard. However, I don't like all the adverts that appear every 3-4 minutes - that is as annoying as watching national TV.

    Joe MorelliJoe MorelliАй бұрын
    • Thank you very much, sorry about all the ads that is KZhead 🥰

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