To blog, or not to blog.

To blog, or not to blog, that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And by opposing end them.

I was unsure whether to blog or not today as I’m quite busy, but having reviewed the situation I’m minded to have a go although I am somewhat distracted by listening to Harry and Edna on the wireless playing some splendid forties music and discussing a forthcoming forties event.

Here’s the clever twist now that I am trying to make this blog relevant to the country aspect of the title, quite a lot of these events are held on farmland which gives the chaps who dress up as soldiers the opportunity to play pretend war. Now the wife and I have forties outfits and can cut quite a dash when the occasion demands, but the difference between us and the soldier types is we don’t bring a wartime bell tent, full military uniform, machine gun and our own tank with us.

I don’t know how hard it would be to recommission all these arms, but should there be another war and there be a necessity to form the Home Guard again, if one could gather all the re-enactors and their equipment they could make a dam good fist of storming the D day beaches, let alone forming Dad’s army.

Back to the country aspect again, we are taking the 1947 Bentley to Stonor Park at the weekend for the Bentley Drivers Club Concours event, where we shall be in the presence of over three hundred Bentley motor cars, some of which are the most expensive and most desirable cars in the world.

Stonor Park is one of the oldest family homes still lived in today and has been home to the Stonor family for 850 years and from the looks of the place is a fairly desirable property, to say the least. One of the clues here is the fact that the garden is described as parkland and is home to their herd of fallow deer who have supplied venison to countless kings and queens.

https://www.stonor.com/

Our more humble garden at home due to its proximity to the woods and farmland has an ample supply of rabbits which we could supply to royalty, where it not for two things, no king or Queen has asked and even if they did I would be extremely reluctant to see any of our wonderful bunny rabbits shot as I see them more as decorative than as meat.

I must say I’m very much looking forward to our visit to Stonor Park at the weekend, you can’t beat a combination of old money, history, and superb classic motor cars, that’s real class.

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 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 who had dementia, hence the lack of acting work but 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.
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