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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 BATTLE OF BARKING CREEK.

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I have just found a link which also tells the fascinating story of The Battle of Barking Creek, the first casualty of World War Two in a friendly fire incident. My…

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REMEMBERANCE DAY.

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GOVERNMENT IN A BIT OF A PICKLE WITH GAPING FINANCIAL BLACK HOLE PREDICTED.

Rishi Sunak and Chancellor Jeremy Hunt are considering massive spending cuts and tax rises as they confront a gaping financial black hole ahead of the autumn budget, what are we to do? Apparently, treasury sources declined to put a figure … Continue reading

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LIZ TRUSS JOINS THE RANKS OF AFTER DINNER SPEAKERS.

I’m led to believe that following on from her rather disastrous reign as Prime Minister, Liz Truss has joined the ranks of the after dinner speakers. I understand she has secured her first speaking engagement at Dagenham Conservative Club with … Continue reading

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INDIANS WANT THE KOH-I-NOOR DIAMOND BACK.

I have to say I know very little of the history of the diamond or any of the artefacts we currently own nor on what grounds the previous owners are asking for them back. However, some of their requests are … Continue reading

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FIREWORKS SHOT AT QEII BRIDGE PROTESTERS.

Most motorists held up by the Dartford Crossing bridge protesters have said it was not right to shoot fireworks at the protesters on the bridge, although there was some debate as to whether a bazooka or a ground to air … Continue reading

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ONE OF THE MOST HATED PEOPLE IN ENGLAND.

Here is a photograph of Morgan Trowland, one of the Just Stop Oil protesters who has been dangling from the QEII bridge at Dartford crossing for the last two days causing the stoppage of the traffic and is now officially … Continue reading

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JUST STOP OIL PRONOUN MAKES FASHION STATEMENT WHILST CRIMINALLY DAMAGING ASTON MARTIN SHOWROOM.

I am limited as to what I can write here concerning the actions of the Just Stop Oil protesters as I do not wish to be banned from the interweb for using bad language but all I can say is … Continue reading

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DERBY KNIFEMAN FATALLY SHOT BY POLICE.

Like so many things I see in modern life, this is yet another of those stories that leaves me somewhat lost for words, perhaps I’m getting a little too old fashioned and not in tune with modern thinking. The story … Continue reading

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WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD BUY AN ELECTRIC CAR?

I have been quite busy at the moment, so forgive me for just using an article from another site which I just copied but I thought it was quite interesting to say the least. The price of charging an electric … Continue reading

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