I try to watch the “Stories of the day” segment on Jeremy Vine on television in the morning to help get some ideas for my post of the day although quite a few of the stories are not suitable.

Some of the stories I chose not to write about recently were, aquariums are a sign of a mid life crisis, although I’ve always thought buying an expensive sports car you can barely get into to or a powerful motorcycle when the fastest thing you have mastered before is a bicycle.

Another story was, ostrich eggs help to keep you young, not you might think by eating them with a fine full English breakfast but by smearing the yolk on your face, personally I think I will just try to grow old gracefully, after all no-one wants to look stupid or as if they have egg on their face as the saying goes.

I’m saving the recent Manchester United debacle for a later date, however the item this morning about Covid vaccines did catch my attention.

There was a virologist called Dr Chris Smith who was putting forward the case for vaccinations for young children which seemed to make perfect sense to me, however a young lady on the panel took the alternative view that it wasn’t necessary for the young to be vaccinated as they were less likely to catch Covid.

The professional virologist persisted and repeated his point that the young could catch Covid and pass it on to older more venerable members of society which was the main reason to vaccinate the young but was having no luck persuading the 22 year old Dominic Samuels who is apparently a Politics student at the University of York and a spokesperson for Turning Point UK and someone who I imagine is not an expert on virology.

The young Ms Samuels continued with her argument and seemed to imply that she herself would not be having the vaccine which not only seemed a little foolish but left me wondering why so many young people are willing to argue a point about almost anything even when they know absolutely nothing about the subject.

There is not a day goes by nowadays without me thinking, what a very strange world we live in.

Turning Point on Conservative image within universities - BBC News


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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