Escape to the Chateau will become a reality for one lucky couple!  Enter to win an overnight stay plus dinner at the fairytale Chateau de la Motte Husson.  The lucky winning couple will stay overnight in the Chateau’s Honeymoon Suite and hosts Dick and Angel will prepare and host a special dinner!

They couple have launched this competition by way of inspiring us to be creative and look after our mental wellbeing during this stressful time.  The old adage “the devil makes work for idle hands” is an alert for all of us to try something new, be it painting, dressmaking, yoga, or simply [finally] fixing that broken something around the house.  It has never been more important for us to make a concerted effort to challenge both our minds and our bodies. 

As a salute to this, Dick and Angel are asking what new skills you have learned during this lockdown.   Here’s what they are looking for:

  1. What challenge(s) have you overcome during lockdown?
  2. What have you achieved that you didn’t think was personally possible?
  3. What have you done which might be inspirational to others?

This is what Dick had to say: “We hope people at home will feel inspired to have a go at entering and we can’t wait to see all their fabulous ideas and achievements.”

Here’s a link to get more details and to enter.  Entries close August 28th, 2020 and on September 4th a shortlist will be announced – then it’s over to the public to vote on the winners with the winners being announced on October 2nd, 2020.

We too would love to hear from you and will publish your creativity on our website – send photos or videos to

Finally, as a reminder, Dick and Angel are preparing to launch their new series “Dick and Angel Make, Do & Mend” designed to help the everyday person in their DIY dilemmas with economics in mind using only available items – create, upcycle and/or repair! 

Image courtesy of artist Frank Walters