I’m in this for the long haul, at least I am where it comes to publishing books on Amazon, mostly because it takes an age to get the illustrations and the formatting done and even then it takes a considerable amount of time uploading all these details, the long haul is an understatement.

I don’t want to sound overly desperate but as I’ve spent so long getting this latest book done, it would be rather pleasant if you would follow the link I will attempt to put in here and purchase one of the books to make it worth the effort for me. Although it is a short story for children there are little jokes to keep any parent who may be reading amused. I thank you in advance, for I know you to be kind and considerate people.

Moving on now and changing the subject slightly, we are indeed in this nowadays for the long haul, unlike previous generations who had a much shorter innings than we. The question I’m forced to ask with regard to longevity, is quantity what we are aiming for or should we be better concentrating on quality. At the moment I’m reasonably healthy but I see more and more older people who whilst surviving longer don’t necessarily have a worthwhile quality.

I seem to have struck a slightly maudlin note here, probably a by-product of being laid low with early onset hay fever or the chest infection which is apparently going round, either way it seems to be effecting my concentration at the moment.

I may have to take to my bed if these symptoms persist, although my wife keeps insisting I work through the pain, which is quite ridiculous, for if I could do that I would be a woman and would be volunteering to have the babies.

Having been shamed by my wife I have decided to take her advice and work through the pain, although I’m going to need a considerable dose of pain killer and having looked on the side of the side of the packet of lager it seems to prescribe six cans for the initial dose followed by more if the pain persists.


About The Diary of a Country Bumpkin

I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work due to losing my agent when I became a full time carer to my mother who had dementia. and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother and shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on Amazon.co.uk and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse. I have written a number of different books all available on Amazon, so don't be shy should you feel the urge to purchase. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mr-Joe-Wells/e/B06XKWFQHT/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1
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