We are very lucky at the moment, although it may not feel like it as we are baking in temperatures even a camel would find challenging but if you think this is hard wait until we all receive our fuel bills this coming winter.

It seems to me that we could alleviate some of the pain of the price of fuel if we were to abolish the green levy and to stop wasting money on solar panels and wind farms, after all it seems that solar panels do not work in these temperatures we are experiencing at the moment, another of their flaws is their lack of ability to produce any power at night.

Then we also have the wind powered turbines which are unable to work if there is too little wind and also can’t work if there is too much wind, however we also have wave power, generated by the tide although we seem to have remarkably little of it.

This fact is all the more amazing when you consider that the total coastline of all the world is 1.16 million kilometres, an absolutely massive distance in which to place wave powered generators which produce energy regardless of whether the sun is out or whether the wind is blowing and can even do it in the middle of the night.

It seems then that the sea is a very under used resource especially as it’s moving all the time either going in or going out, a source of power that is effectively perpetual motion, now there’s a thought!


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. Not waving, but drowning!

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