Youtube! And a very Happy Christmas to you all

Dear Friends and Supporters,

We know that this has been an extraordinarily difficult year for so many people and we want to thank you so much for your support. For us it has been a real mixture – significant challenges for our business, and utter joy in our personal lives.

Our gorgeous little boy Clement delights and teaches us every day, and we couldn’t be happier. Seeing the world through his fresh, wondering eyes is a real tonic and his laughter brings light into any dark days. We’re so looking forward to our first Christmas with him and although sad that more of his family can’t be here, but at least we are healthy and together and in our own home.

Clement in the Santa outfit that his doting grandma sent. His Christmas present is a giant, soft octopus, but shh, don’t tell him

Our business has suffered though, as have so many others. The renovations have been delayed, all of our first bookings were cancelled, and it looks to stay difficult for a long time. HOWEVER. When life throws a curve ball it gives you a chance to reassess your priorities, learn new skills, and challenge yourselves to innovate. Our big news, therefore, is that we have decided to commit a decent amount of time to filming our family’s chateau restoration journey and sharing it with you on YouTube. Not only do we enjoy showing you what we’ve been up to, but we hope that it could become a vital source of income for us. We also hope that it can bring a little bit of jolliness into peoples’ lives in these dark times.

What can you expect from our YouTube channel? Well as you know we rarely take ourselves very seriously, and we fully expect the videos to have quite a daft side. But it will also very authentically reflect our daily lives – we don’t believe in presenting only the clean, polished and beautiful images of much online content, but in showing who we really are and what we do every day – down, dirty and real. We will introduce you to the history of the chateau, show you our renovations, our daily routines, our excursions and fun, our animals and birds… You name it – nothing is off limits. If you have anything you’re particularly interested in seeing then please don’t hesitate to get in touch and make suggestions. I’m sure there will be time to show everything!

And so it is, with great pride and some relief, that we present to you the trailer for our new YouTube Channel – The Chronicles of Rosieres.

Well we hope you enjoyed that! Please, please subscribe to the channel so that you are notified of new videos. It would also be absolutely wonderful if you could send the trailer to everybody that you think might be interested and ask them to subscribe too. A good start to this YouTube adventure would be the best Christmas present that we could receive, because acquiring and learning to use all of the technology involved in filming and editing has been a long and difficult process for us (teaching an old dog new tricks and all that), and doing it alongside a young baby has proved at times almost impossible.

And the great news is that you won’t have to wait long for the first episode, which will be released on Christmas Day. I don’t want to reveal too much but the level of engineering that went into our Christmas Tree has never been seen before and will (hopefully) never be seen again.

This is the snow from November 2019, but this year we are forecast snow from Christmas Day and about ten days afterwards!

Like many of you, we have family members who are ill and/or alone this Christmas. Our thoughts are with all of you. If watching our videos or reading our silly social media posts make you smile then we consider it a job well done! Please comment on things and write to us – we love to hear from you, and to know who’s interested in our lives and who’s part of our wider Rosieres family. And although we’re going to prioritise family time on Christmas Day, it doesn’t mean that we won’t be checking in with you online too, because this year we all need to be there for each other.

Wishing you all a peaceful, healthy and happy Christmas and a much improved New Year!

Lots of Love,

Amy, Marc and Clement x


22 thoughts on “Youtube! And a very Happy Christmas to you all

  1. Hi Amy, Marc & Clement,

    Great news you will be posting on YouTube & sharing your renovation journey.

    Have a lovely Christmas & New Year.



  2. Have a wonderful Christmas with your precious little Angel 👼
    Congratulations on your new venture I’m sure it will be successful. Looking forward to seeing it!!! Xxx


  3. Amy, I am so very glad you are starting on the You Tube journey. I so enjoy reading your blogs and will enjoy your vlogs on You tube. I have subscribed. Much love to you all. Xx


  4. Oh great news, looking forward to your Chronicles.  Gorgeous, adorable Clement, how happy he must make you in the midst of the gloom of 2020, he was sent to make you happy forever more.Best wishes for 2021.Jayne, in warm sunny Australia.Please show us the snow if it happens.Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


  5. Merry Christmas… Joyeaux Noel Amy, Marc and Clement.
    Thankyou for the lockdown joy your brought us here I. Australia this year. Stay well xxx


  6. Had watched you on Escape To The Chateau DIY and so enjoyed seeing the transformation of your Chateau. Congratulations on your beautiful Clement and your new venture on YouTube. Have subscribed and look forward to the time when we can again travel to France and your Chateau. Until then, looking forward to your posts. Merry Christmas and all the best to your family in the new year.

    Julie Barnoski

    Sent from my iPad



  7. Hellooooo! You guys have been truly missed! Clement is a beautiful little man and a ray of sunshine to all! So looking forward to seeing you again. As we hope will Dick and Angel too. Xx


  8. Dearest Marc and Amy, that first episode had me laughing out loud! I adore the way you’re not acting and showing us the real ‘you’. I’m so excited to have another family showing their lives in France. Here’s to dreaming of the day when we are all able to travel again…


  9. Well done for this…..

    And thank you for inviting us all to share in your beautiful home and family life at Rosieres. Have a peaceful warm winter in lockdown while you plan and visualise your hopes and dreams to turn stone and wood into the glorious reality of a shining future.

    Watching, waiting and looking forward to more news and videos to brighten our winter days….

    Happy and Prosperous New Year to all at Rosieres xx


  10. So excited for this! I’ll definitely be signing up. Really looking forward to seeing you all. Hope you are all doing well and have had a wonderful Christmas x


  11. Hi Amy and Marc (and bambino Clement).

    You mentioned in your email above that you were hoping to make money from your YouTube channel. I’ve been able to Subscribe without being asked to contribute and wondered if this was what you had in mind? Or are you looking for donations?

    Either way, I’m happy to pay for this content. If for no other reason than to see if Dave made it through the Christmas period…. 🦃 🍽

    Best wishes.


    On Thu, Dec 24, 2020 at 5:16 PM Château de Rosières en Vivarais wrote:

    > chateaurosieres posted: ” Dear Friends and Supporters, We know that this > has been an extraordinarily difficult year for so many people and we want > to thank you so much for your support. For us it has been a real mixture – > significant challenges for our business, and utter joy ” >


    1. Dear Jeanette – I’m so sorry I’ve only just seen your lovely comment here. I hope that you’ve been enjoying our content on YouTube since January. You contribute simply by watching us (and especially if you watch the adverts through) because YouTube reward us for the number of advert views. But if you want extra content then we do have a membership option through Patreon where we provide extra videos and other content and people pay different amounts to join at different levels. The base level, where you get pretty much everything, is about 3.5 euros or equivalent! All the very best, Amy


    2. Dear Jeanette, I really didn’t see this message from you until now. I’m so sorry! It’s just wonderful to have new subscribers and viewers as we then get advertising revenue from YouTube!


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