Abrupt.

Abrupt

I was reviewing my emails and had just deleted one I had read, when suddenly another popped up on the screen, I was somewhat taken aback by the speed of it’s arrival and even more surprised when I read the contents, to find it was today’s suggested topic, abrupt.

I remember, some many years ago watching a documentary on Sir Jackie Stewart, the three times Formula One World Champion who was offering advice as to how to drive to win a Formula One race, the gist of which was to never do anything abruptly, and to be very smooth through the corners. He went on further to suggest one should drive a racing car as if one was making love to a very beautiful woman, whereupon the film cut to an on view shot of him driving round the track.

It seemed to me there was some confusion as to his idea of nothing abrupt, smooth through the corners and the actual footage where he was wringing the living daylights out of the car, I don’t know about making love to a beautiful woman, it looked more like rape to me, but he was bloody quick, hence the three World Championships.

Now I’m short of time today so I’m going to end this blog fairly quickly and I apologise if you think this is a little abrupt.

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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 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 who had dementia, hence the lack of acting work but 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.
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