Goodbye Christopher Robin.

My post today will be very short, although I would like to write the entire story it would unfortunately spoil your enjoyment should you follow my suggestion.

I last night watched the film “Goodbye Christopher Robin,” I found it on Sky Cinema but I suspect you can buy the DVD and I can’t recommend it highly enough.

As someone who cries at the drop of a hat this moving film tells the story of A A Milne and his son Christopher and the writing of Winnie the Pooh.

Should you follow my suggestion and watch the film have your handkerchief at the ready, it’s a wonderful story which I’m sure you’ll enjoy.

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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 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.
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20 Responses to Goodbye Christopher Robin.

  1. Chris Hall says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing this. I grew up with the Winnie the Pooh stories and the poems – remember ‘When we were very young’ and Now we are six’? The original illustrations by E H Shepard(?) were far superior to the Disney versions.
    But, oh dear, a weepie.

  2. Sadje says:

    I loved this movie.

  3. I’m prepared. I always carry 2 handkerchiefs, 1 for me, 1 for the ladies.

  4. Another Pooh fan. Thanks for the review

  5. Sue W says:

    I will look out for it thank you

  6. Thank you for this recommendation. This sounds like a film that I would enjoy. I will look for it!

  7. It’s a great movie. Love the books

  8. Jessica says:

    Thanks for the recommendation. I’ll make note of the title and maybe even blog about it after watching the film.

  9. crimsonprose says:

    Quite agree; brilliant movie

  10. Chris Hall says:

    I just popped back to say thank you for the recommendation. I watched this wonderful film on Saturday evening. It lived up to expectations and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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