it seems Millennials do not like using full stops when they text as they consider it to be rude or aggressive to do so personally I found this quite hard to understand as I have never felt threatened by a full stop in my life there are plenty of really scary things in life that I would attempt to avoid but I have to admit a full stop is not one of them I know it’s a long time ago when I was at school but I seem to remember we were taught how to formulate a letter one assumes as it might have come in handy when writing a job application but this sort of thing seems to matter not a jot in our modern society one can write text messages without the slightest thought to spelling grammar or punctuation in any way shape or form and it will be deemed as correct by our modern generation now I find myself with the dilemma as to how to end this missive as I find myself naturally drawn to the old tried and tested way of ending a sentence with a full stop but I don’t want to upset any of the younger members of the community who may have happened upon my blog and will feel frightened or upset at the use of a full stop at the end of this post I therefore find myself unable to end this post and may have to spend the rest of my life devoted to writing it some of the more observant readers of my blog may have also noticed the complete lack of punctuation during the whole of this piece once again I am pandering to the younger generation although I have fallen into the trap of using capital letters for if I had really tried to make this post friendly to the youth of today the entire piece would have been written in lower case and for that I apologise bizarrely whilst writing this I have suddenly been presented with the option to insert an emoji I have absolutely no idea why the computer thought I might wish to insert an emoji but perhaps as this is written in the style of a young person it must have recognised that and realised that an alternative for young people to end a sentence is an emoji a smiley face being not remotely threatening well that’s it the end of my post and I cannot tell you how strong the temptation is to end with a full stop but I have decided to stick to my original plan and write in a manner which the young folk will find comforting and therefore will just end the sentence and let you the reader decide if I have finished

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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 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. When I have read some FB posts, all lower case, no punctuation, my inner proofreader breaks down.

    • I assumed it would be expensive to get someone to proof read my latest book so decided to do it myself which I found quite hard work, one becomes word blind after a while and ended up with two mistakes on the first page slipping through the net. It is surprising how one writes “or” when it should be “of” for example because your brain sees what it thinks should be there. Hopefully I have corrected the book now but it wouldn’t surprise me if there are still some mistakes still in it. As someone who has never had a lesson in computer “stuff” I find the uploading and correcting of the book nearly as hard as writing the thing in the first place but it is satisfying when you have one finished.

      • Some people fall into certain typos. One of my friends habitually types “than” for “that.” No grammar checker actually catches that. It’s so so hard to proof your own writing unless enough time has passed. Although, I have found that it helps to read it out loud.

      • I was astounded I’d missed my mistakes, especially as they were on page one and the worse thing is when you have to correct them, I had to pay for a “thing” to correct the pdf and then put it in again. I was terrified I was going to correct two words on page one and all the spacing would change on the rest of the book and I would have to start all over again. Uploading and formatting the book is far more stressful than writing the thing in the first place.

      • Ouch! But I will say, I’ve been part of a three readers reading a document and we all find different things, sometimes not the same at all. When it’s your own writing and you know what comes next, it’s so much worse because you *think* you see it.

  2. Reminds me of “The Song That Never Ends” and now I’ve got that song stuck in my head. Great job. Thank you. (Just fyi – I use full punctuation in my text messages; it drives my kids nuts.)

  3. I think I damaged my colon in reading this!

  4. My Home Farm says:

    That must have been tricky to write.

  5. Joni says:

    That was hilarious!

  6. Pranaya Nair says:

    Oh my god, this was so disturbing yet hilarious! Loved your wit throughout this post, however. (Oops! I really can’t do without punctuations.)

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