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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.

THE FUNERAL OF HRH PRINCE PHILIP THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH.

How sad to be watching the funeral of HRH Prince Philip but what a splendid event it was especially considering the restrictions that the current Covid pandemic had put on proceedings. The whole thing was class from the word go … Continue reading

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BLM AND TAKING THE KNEE.

I have been thinking about posting on this subject for some time but it’s such a controversial subject that I have steered clear as it’s so easy to write something in this day and age and offend half the world … Continue reading

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HRH THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH DIES AGED 99.

The following statement was issued by Buckingham Palace this morning;  “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.” “His Royal Highness passed … Continue reading

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TEXTING ETIQUETTE AND THE FULL STOP.

I had occasion to communicate with a workman on behalf of a friend of mine to inquire when said workman would be back to remove his rubbish and decided a text message would be the best option. Some considerable time … Continue reading

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WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION COVID REPORT.

The World Health Organisation has concluded its report on their visit to China and cannot categorically say where the Covid pandemic started although they do believe it came from bats who infected another species which then passed it on to … Continue reading

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GO LEFT ON THE MOTORWAY.

Highways England have a new campaign with information should you find yourself in the situation where you are breaking down on the motorway with the following advice for motorists. If you break down on the motorway: Put your LEFT indicators on. Move into the LEFT lane. … Continue reading

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MODERN LIFE AND MY MENTAL HEALTH.

I HAVE JUST COME BACK FROM THE HOSPITAL WHERE I ATTEMPTED TO HAVE MY YEARLY BLOOD TEST AND AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE FACT THAT I AM COMPUTER SHOUTING, I AM EXCEEDINGLY ANGRY. Luckily I am very healthy and … Continue reading

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MEGHAM’S LATEST GAFF.

Meghan Markle has been accused of being confused when she said she had actually been married some days before the official ceremony took place. Now call me old fashioned but if I’m not mistaken there would have been a rehearsal … Continue reading

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THE BRISTOL RIOTS.

I think this will be quite a short post today as there is not much one can say on this subject after one has stated the bleeding obvious; this was not a protest this was anarchy. When I was young … Continue reading

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PUTTING THE HARRY AND MEGHAN DEBACLE INTO PERSPECTIVE.

I recently came across some rather startling information which I think puts the recent Harry and Meghan debacle into perspective as a comparatively minor event not worthy of all the current press coverage compared to the following rather tragic story. … Continue reading

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