The Versatile Blogger Award.

I have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award which is very nice, however I have been nominated once before for a versatile blogger award which leaves me with a problem of trying to prove I am indeed a versatile blogger by coming up with some different topics this time round.

This will not be easy as I am a bit of a curmudgeonly old so and so who has a tendency to moan about the same topics but none the less I am willing to take up the challenge and to prove I’m not cheating I have placed the link to my previous attempt for your perusal.

The Rules

  1. Thank the person who gave you the award.
  2. Include a link to their blog.
  3. Select 7 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  4. Nominate those bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award.
  5. Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

Thank you Ilona for giving me this award, I shall refrain from a long winded Oscar style acceptance speech and get on with displaying the link to your blog which is;

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And the nominations are;

I assume through the wonders of the interweb thingy these people will be notified as if by magic!

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Now for the tricky part, seven things about myself which I haven’t used before.

I was adopted when I was one year old, my birth parents were Irish and Scottish.

I am 67 years old and to quote Roxie Hart from the musical Chicago, “I’m older than I ever intended to be.” It frequently comes as a surprise to me when I’m shaving in the morning when I look in the mirror and am not faced by the thirty five year old that I think I am.

I live in Hatfield Heath in Great Britain.

I am useless at getting up early in the morning, I think I’m naturally geared to get up about mid-day.

I love watching the Trooping the colour which takes place on the Queens birthday and find it impossible not to march in time with the music if I have to leave the room.



I went on holiday with my parents to Spain in 1969 and drove my father’s Jaguar 420 all the way at great speed which for a young 18 year old was fabulous and whilst there I watched the first men land on the moon on 20th July.

I am 5ft 7ins tall which makes me about the same height as some of the greatest dictators of the world, Hitler, Mussolini, Napoleon, so I get by although I have no plans to invade Poland.







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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15 Responses to The Versatile Blogger Award.

  1. Sadje says:

    A great post.

  2. huguetta says:

    Congratulations 🎉 these are nice answers
    Best of luck 🙂

  3. When you take over the world, if you need a lackey, I’m your man!

  4. Thanks for the offer but as I said, I have no plans to invade Poland at the moment after all it ended in tears last time someone tried to rule the world.

  5. Congratulations and very well done with your answers, enjoyed it much!

  6. Jessica says:

    My husband watched all the moon landings and went to Spain in ’85. Maybe not relevant but just want to mention it because it involves moon landing and Spain.

    So far I think that you do blog about different topic. Congrats for being nominated again! 😄

  7. Thank you, as always, for making me laugh. Highly relieved to hear that our Polish friends can sleep easy in their beds tonight. Good luck with the award!

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