I must say freedom day has been a bit of an anti climax, unlike the thousands of hard core clubbers many of whom haven’t had their two jabs who were crammed into a nightclub ready for the midnight countdown before dancing and sweating and generally super spreading Covid-19.
On the other hand I did some emails, spoke to friends on the telephone, spoke to the garage to arrange to get my classic 1947 Bentley in to look at the steering and spent some considerable time helping my wife do the garden, which I think overall was a slightly safer way of carrying on, although to some younger members of the community may think it a little dull.
Although on Thursday I am going to meet friends in the Bentley Drivers Club for lunch, I expect we will probably continue with the mask wearing Covid precautions etc, as they say, old habits die hard.
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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I went to supermarket yesterday morning – the staff wore masks as did most of the cutomers, the only customers not to bother were a handful of younger women probably in their thirties. One such person was a pregnant lady, I thought it foolish to risk the health of her baby, on the other hand she could be exempt.
I also received a message from from my garage telling me that safeguarding staff and customers remains a priority therefore Covid safety precautions will stay in place for the foreseeable future.
It’s quite odd that the ones that are willing to risk their lives are the young and yet vast swathes of them are so woke they are scared to get up in the morning for fear of someone taking offence.
I could have sworn I saw you dancing on the bar top Joe. I was down in the mosh pit!
That will explain why we missed each other!