So nice to see things getting back to normal as the Covid 19 situation seems to be getting a little better, enabling more of us to get out and attempt to get back to normal life.

I noticed from watching the television news last night that normal life was beginning to be reflected in the news broadcast which contained the following stories.

A Policeman has been shot in Ireland, it is believed the attacker took the gun from the officer.

The Police have threatened to arrest anyone going to an illegal rave organised for Manchester on Saturday evening.

Police have warned to avoid London on Sunday if you want to avoid being caught up in another Black lives matter demonstration.

Black Lives Matter protests: When are demonstrations happening ...

Last week there were three stabbings and one 18 year old woman raped, I think they said it was in London but it may have been Manchester, sadly these thing are so common place nowadays that you hardly notice when you hear it on the news.

A rather stranger story is that of the protest march organised by Extinction Rebellion who are marching the route of the new HS2 railway line as the route goes through three ancient woodlands. You just can’t win with these people, one minute they are complaining about pollution from motor cars and then when the Government spends billions to build a new railway line which is allegedly a greener way to travel, they are complaining about that. You just can’t please some people!

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As I said, how nice it is to be getting back to normal life, assuming of course that you consider these news worthy events to be normal.


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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  1. This is not normal, it is the new normal, whatever that is!

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