As if we don’t have enough to contend with at the moment with the war in Ukraine, the massive rise in prices, inflation, the price of fuel and gas and God knows what else I’ve lost track, we now have another bunch calling themselves Animal Rebellion who are stopping the world with a view to forcing us all to embrace a plant based future.

They have just recently blocked the delivery of milk by gluing themselves to the delivery trucks and puncturing their tyres with electric drills and today they have sprayed Big Ben with white paint, although what the Elizabeth Tower or the clock and bell inside have done to upset them I have no idea.

I’m sure that like me people of a certain age are sick to death of these predominantly young ‘woke’ people causing criminal damage and chaos in an attempt to force their views on the majority of people who are quite happy eating meat and drinking milk and have no wish to change to a plant based future.

We have at home made certain changes to our diet due mainly to a medical condition which my wife has which means we no longer drink cows milk and have changed to the plant based soya milk, however my wife’s diet is limited by her condition and meat is a necessary part of her diet.

Many years ago when I was a single man I used to have a virtually plant based diet, consisting of either cheese on toast or baked beans on toast for lunch and a prawn and mushroom vindaloo for dinner in the evening but now I find for some inexplicable reason the baked beans are not agreeing with my stomach so I have chosen not to eat them anymore.

This leads me on to an extremely important point with regard to what one chooses to eat and that is the freedom to choose, for as we all know we in this country live in a democracy, a point which seems to have escaped all the Animal Rebellion protesters, for when we all choose of our own free will to embrace a plant based future the farmers will have no option but to respond and supply the plant based products we desire.

I suggest, therefore that up until that point the Animal Rebellion protesters accept they are vastly in the minority and should realise that everyone else has the freedom to choose exactly what they want to eat and stop causing criminal damage in an effort to force plant based diets on the majority who choose to eat otherwise.

One has to wonder should we ever get to a point where the majority of us wish to embrace a plant based diet there will always be some lunatic minority who suggest we should not be doing so as eating plants is cruel as they are certain they have heard the tragic cries of agony from a fresh lettuce that has just had its throat cut prior to being plucked from the ground.


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. I shall have a bacon sandwich to celebrate your post Joe. For balance I may partake of some plant based libation too!

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