By Samantha Brick
When Samantha Brick's existence began to resolve – her corporation in liquidation, homeless, penniless and friendless, and on max-strength anti-depressants – it appeared that every thing was once going flawed. yet an opportunity week away in France resulted in the main unforeseen of all turn-arounds: a whirlwind romance with gun-toting, obdurate and ever-so-macho Pascal. It wasn't till she moved in to his cottage within the attractive Lot sector in south-west France that she realised how shamefully ill-equipped she was once for the rustic life.
Like Cinderella in opposite, Samantha needed to learn how to cook dinner, fresh, chop wooden and preserve condominium, in addition to learning find out how to be a step-mum to Pascal's know-it-all ten-year-old son, discovering love and happiness alongside the way in which.
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Dainty blonde cowslips and glossy buttercups fight for space alongside every verge, fruit trees I wouldn't dare to guess the name of are rudely in full bloom, fields are blanketed in a haze of fuzzy yellow dandelions. Tractor after tractor blocks the single-track roads that Miriam's MX-5 thunders along; after we eventually overtake we wave at the surprised farmers who share their seat with an obligatory yapping dog. They put-put along with a frustratingly unhurried yet steady rhythm. Miriam, happiest in fifth gear, explains our rigid agenda.
I have no choice but to inject precious UK cash reserves into the US as start-up costs. While I tear my hair out worrying about finding more money, contract negotiations and, without wanting to sound too American, 'winning new business', other things start to go wrong. My dream of a female team working harmoniously alongside each other? It is disintegrating before my eyes. My open-plan office makes the The Devil Wears Prada set-up seem like a much friendlier option. It is turning into a hormonally charged snake pit.
My all-female team has decamped to TV studios in Kent. I even have an ITV film crew following me: apparently I'm a perfect example of how to launch a TV company. Eek! , resplendent in grey skinny jeans, Joseph black top and a Marc Jacobs jacket; giving off the aura of being in control – to my team and the cameras. I'm living the dream. My dream! For the last sixteen years I have worked my ass off to fashion a career in television. In 2005 I put my money where my mouth is, remortgaging my home to release over £100,000.