I took the opportunity to get my hair cut when I was at Frisking the Whiskers recently and I must say I was very pleased with the results, although it felt a little strange to be paying good money for the sort of haircut I would have paid good not to have when I was younger.
Forgive the awful photo which really does not do justice to the haircut which has grown somewhat since it was originally done and now has the benefit of a parting being added.
As you can see from my rather scruffy appearance I don’t dress in forties clothes all the time as some people do but I am beginning to see how it can quite easily take over your life.
My problem now is how to maintain my new short back and sides which is unfortunately already showing signs of requiring a trim and obviously all the barbers are shut.
We used to have three poodles which have unfortunately left us over the years but my wife still has the clippers she used to use occasionally to give the dogs a trim so if this Corona lark goes on much longer I can see myself having to have a short back and poodle cut.
God forbid it should go on so long that I revert to the shoulder length hair I used to sport in the 70’s, that’s definitely not a look for a man of my age!
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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Hubs uses clippers on the Number 1 cut. He likes to keep it short, but there is short, and brillo pad.
It’s a shame I took such an awful photo, it looks much better in real life and looks much better when I’m dressed forties outfit.
Perhaps long hair will be back in fashion. How about a pony tail?
There are few things worse than a pony tail on a more mature man, the only one I can think of is a pony tail on a more mature BALD man!
Pigtails it is then!