It has been suggested that my posts on this subject are a little too flippant and not perhaps as serious as the subject demands and they may have a point.
I was watching a fabulous documentary by Julian Clary about Noel Coward recently when I suddenly remembered that, “In which we serve” and “Brief Encounter” were two of my favourite films.
“In which we serve” was made in 1942 and was a propaganda film to help the war effort and tells the story of a Captain E V Kinross played by Coward and the ships in which he serves.
I’m feeling more optimistic about the outcome of Coronavirus by the sheer mention of the film and hoping my readers will view this post as propaganda in the Corona war, for as Churchill said, “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”
Surely during the war you had to have the mindset that “it won’t be me, some other bugger will cop it but not me” and perhaps this may be a useful way to view our current situation. Keep going, keep optimistic, keep your pecker up, try to find that wartime spirit and keep calm and carry on. I wish you all good luck.
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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Thank you, and the same to you and your wife. Stay safe, and well!
There’s nothing wrong with a little levity to keep spirits up. I’ll personally take all the flippancy I can get.
Excellent, I’ll carry on with the flippancy then!
Stay safe Joe. We’re keeping our spirits up (not literally though as we’re both tee-total)
Excellent, keep safe yourselves.