I came across this topic on Facebook and responded with the following and then thought in my vanity that my reply was better than a quick response on social media so have upgraded it to my blog.

They didn’t do it while I was at school but this may be because it was an all boys school, however I have managed to perfect some signature dishes since leaving school. One of my favourites is oeuf scramble, another is fromage sur toast and also haricot sur toast, these dishes stood me in good stead during my years as a single man supplemented by numerous trips to my local Indian which was luckily within walking distance of my house.

I never learned how to make lager but as luck would have it the restaurant had copious amounts on tap.

So I say bravo to home economics and the ability to sew on a button.

Parents say home economics should be taught in schools again to teach folks basic life skills

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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  1. SueW says:

    I didn’t realise it had been removed. It seems only a year or so since I was on the school run collecting grandchildren and cooked items.

  2. I wonder if new army recruits are still issued with a housewife? (Not a human kind, and am I still allowed to say housewife?) https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30016350

    • What a very useful bit of kit although I have to admit I have never had occasion to darn a pair of sock, I went down the more decadent route of purchasing a new pair. As for the term housewife I can see absolutely no reason to stop using it.

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