Here is some news you may have missed recently and no, it’s not the alleged drinks parties in Government buildings and the witch hunt of the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson much as you may have heard of nothing else recently, there have been other events happening in the world.

There have been three terrorist attacks fairly recently which have caused the UK terror threat to be raised to severe, firstly last month, veteran British MP David Amess was stabbed to death as he met constituents in an attack that prosecutors said had a terrorist connection.

Secondly, the bomb blast outside a Liverpool Women’s Hospital where the terrorist blew himself to death and the taxi driver was exceedingly lucky to escape with his life.

Thirdly, a British terrorist Malik Faisal Akram ran amok in a Texas synagogue and took four people hostage although luckily he died in the incident when an FBI hostage rescue team breached the synagogue and rescued the hostages.

Now finally another terrorist related event, the death of the leader of Islamic State Abu Ibrahim al-Qurayshi who blew himself and his family to death when surrounded by American special forces.

I expect you, like me thought there had been nothing going on in the world recently as the news has been awash with accusations of after office drinks parties and yet the terror threat has been raised to severe, the second-highest level meaning an attack is highly likely, now I know which would cause me more concern and being blown to death in a terrorist attack takes precedent in my book.

ISIS Head Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi Killed By US Nicknamed  Professor, Was Brutal Policymaker

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 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 who had dementia, hence the lack of acting work but 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.
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