Versatile Blogger Award.

I have mentioned on numerous occasions that I am useless at pingbacks and tagging people which may present somewhat of a problem with this post but I will persevere and comply with as many of the requests as I can.

I am putting this link which will go back to the email I received which is the nearest thing I can do by way of a pingback. The problem arises from being a male of the species which means we don’t read instructions and if we get too far and it still doesn’t make sense we find an alternative or give up completely, this is my alternative pingback.

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The rules of the Versatile Blogger Award are as follows:

1. If you are nominated, Congratulations you have been awarded the Versatile blogger award! 


2. Thank the person who gave you the award and include a link to their blog.   

Thank you.

3. Select 10 -15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.  

I thought it was all going too smoothly!

4. Nominate those bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award.

Should anyone see this post, for I have no idea if you will please consider yourself nominated and worthy of taking part in this challenge.

5. Tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

This should be easy, I say should be but if I’m still here at midnight I may have to edit this sentence.

1. I love my wife. There I knew this part would be a doddle!

2.When I’m not blogging I write children’s books which are available on Amazon, they are for 5 to 8 year old children with little jokes for grown ups should they be reading to the children.



3.I love my classic cars but not as much as my wife. My favourite is a 1947 Bentley Mk VI.


Closely followed by my modern Bentley Arnage.


4.I’m a very lucky man and am very happy.

5.I love doing forties events and dancing and so does my wife.

6.We used to have three Poodles, but we only have one now and he’s getting on a bit, his name is Theo and he’s as daft as a brush but we love him to death.


7.I absolutely hate going food shopping, I find it hard to understand how a woman can spend so long looking at meat products before making the decision of which ones to purchase but I imagine it must be the same as placing a man in a tool shop and watching him dribble when viewing the latest hammer drill or trolley jack. The only difference being that men spend slightly less time looking and buy both of them!

I am going to press the publish button more in hope than expectation that this post will go to the right place, I think it should go to but forgive me if I have got the wrong end of the stick.



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 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.
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13 Responses to Versatile Blogger Award.

  1. Sadje says:

    Congratulations 🎊 A lovely award post. Nice to know more about you.

  2. Pup or no, if you’re not a bit daft, you’re not a bit o’ fun (or lived much)
    Enjoyed the post

  3. Suze says:

    it did indeed come back to where it belonged! congratulations on a pingback! loved your responses…..I have a dumb as a post miniature pinscher….would trade for a dumb as a brush Poodle…possibly

  4. Pingback: The Versatile Blogger Award. | The Diary of a Country Bumpkin

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