At this time of year when the weather is grim and miserable, I always enjoy the holiday ads on t.v. One that particularly caught my eye is the ad for California, featuring Terminator star and Governor of California Arnie Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver. Ugly Betty star Vanessa Williams also features in the ad. It’s very impressive. The sun is shining and everybody is happy and smiling. They all look like they’re having a good time. Everyone looks like they've just stepped off the set of a daytime soap. (Wonder how they all get their teeth so white? They obviously don't drink as much tea and coffee as we do here in England! Or maybe they're all jobbing actors "resting" between jobs!) It looks like life is a 24 hour vacation over there, no deadlines, no demanding bosses, just sunshine and smiles and lots of time for rest and recreation! California Dreaming as the song goes! A great life and just the place you want to be! Well they’ve sold it to me. Expect a mass exodus of Brits coming over to California this Summer! (especially if we have a rainy wet Summer like last year!) I’m heading off on the next plane!
To see the ad for yourself, click on the link shown below and go to Play video on the right hand side of the page:-
P.S. I get quite a lot of American visitors to my blog. I would be interested to hear your thoughts and views on the Visit California advertisement. Is California really a wonderful land of milk and honey, where everyone basks in the sunshine (glass of Chardonnay in hand!) or plays sports all day long or is this really a facade? Is it all too good to be true? I would be interested to hear your comments on this post. As always, please keep it clean - no bad language or profanity! Thanks.