Well there is mucho talk and discussion going on regarding Kirstie and her Christmas programme, and some of it not too complimentary. I love a good olde friendly debate so thought I would say what I thought of her programme. I loved it, warts and all. One reason why I loved it was a, nice to not have a repeated programme on at Christmas for a change, b, I love to see some of the quirky outfits that Kirstie wears, c, I am Christmas crackered and actually looked forward to being transported to another Christmas world, where I can sit back with my green and blacks hot chocolate and 1 or 2 boxes of matchmakers.
In all probability for me, I shall not achieve nor wish to spend the high price tag to pursue any of the crafts that the programme highlighted, though I thought it was interesting to see what crafting can be achieved with a higher than normal budget and an array of helpers. I felt the programme, although in most probability was filmed in July or August had a very special magical feel to it and if nothing else certainly got me in the mood for Christmas, and being a lazy olde mare actually enticed me to get of my backside and do something crafty for Christmas. Yes not in the same league as madame Kirstie and her crafty elves, but inspired me, isn't that what it is all about.
Of course I have one or two little gripes with the programme, soap that indeed cannot be made in time for Christmas, yet obviously the programme may not have had that Christmas feel to it had it been aired 4 weeks ago.
I also thought Meadowgate had a decent olde airing, Meadowgate this, Meadowgate that ;) But by heck if I owned a property like that, I would be shouting it from the rooftops and after all it is available to rent and aren't we all encouraged to network and self advertise our goods.
Having had my little T.V. stint, I have, albeit a very little understanding, of how things operate, there shall be a swarm of, researchers, a big production crew, directors and how much Kristie is actually involved in the choosing of these crafts, only she knows, and anyone whose charming little son shares the same lovely name as mine goes in my good books :)
Anyway I loved it, and if I want to re-mortgage my house to make some gold leaf pear place settings, I jolly well shall ;)