The headlining on the hardtop on my MG TF came adrift which was doing nothing for my field of vision as it had fallen over my head, so I took the top off and attempted to stick the old one back, unfortunately this failed so I purchased some new headlining and started again, this time much more successfully.
Now all I had to do was put the soft top down, drag my wife from the house and put the hard top back on the car.
Back on and looking fairly presentable my field of vision greatly improved.
Flushed with pride at my achievement I gave the car a wash and took her for a drive.
A useful days work, you can’t beat the old wartime saying, “make do and mend!”
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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Is that an MGBGT in green?
Yes, it was actually a 1977 rubber bumper car that I spent far too much money converting into a chrome bumper one, I’m not sure if I’ll live long enough to get my money back but it needed work for the MOT and it seemed like a good idea at the time!
Always my dream car (in red). They spoiled them when they started to put rubber bumpers on!
Yes, they are a lot different, they ride higher to comply with American crash laws so you have to completely change the suspension if you want to make a chrome bumper one properly.