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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 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 Amazon.co.uk 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.

ROMAIN GROSJEAN F1 CRASH.

If you read the back of your ticket when going to spectate at a motor race it states “Motor Racing is Dangerous” and I think todays crash involving Romain Grosjean can give no better illustration of the truth of that … Continue reading

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TRUMP, IT DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER!

I have been rather busy with other things just recently so have not been following the news that closely but happened to see a news report last night of Mr Trump and I wondered if everyone else is as confused … Continue reading

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JOHNNY DEPP GETS MILLIONS FOR HIS LATEST FILM.

Johnny Depp is apparently going to receive 10 million pounds for his latest film even though he has been released from the project and only shot one scene. I imagine he was no longer required after making a complete arse … Continue reading

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JON RAHM SKIMS HOLE IN ONE ACROSS THE LAKE.

Jon Rahm skims a golf ball across a lake and straight into the hole, the world wonders how can he make a ball skim across the lake. I suggest asking Barnes Wallace, the inventor of the famous bouncing bomb used … Continue reading

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DONALD TRUMP STARS IN “OOPS THERE GOES MY TROUSERS.”

Donald Trump was seen today rehearsing for his latest farce, “Oops there go my trousers.” Apparently he said to his assistant; “So I’m coming out of the French doors, stage left, I utter my line, anyone for tennis, then pause … Continue reading

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I DO NOT WANT AN ELECTRIC CAR.

A friend of mine recently sent me a link to an article concerning VW and their intention to make Bentley a subsidiary of Audi. I didn’t think this was a major problem, for Bentley was a subsidiary of Rolls Royce for … Continue reading

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PLUCKY BRIT BREAKS F1 WORLD RECORD.

Lewis Hamilton has broken the Formula 1 World record today with his 92nd win, more than any other driver before. Well done Lewis.

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COVID-19 TRACK AND TRACE.

I’m not sure whether I’m stating the bleeding obvious as they say, but track and trace will never be any good in the UK, it is fatally flawed. There are a considerable number of self employed people who get no … Continue reading

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WE’RE ALL DOOMED!

One again I have to thank the Sun newspaper for this story of anti mask protesters in London, there is really vary little to add except, WE’RE ALL DOOMED!

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COVID-19 IN LIVERPOOL.

I just came across footage from the Sun newspaper of young people celebrating and dancing in the streets of Liverpool last night. The first thought when viewing the footage, one has to wonder how this awful virus can spread so … Continue reading

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