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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.

NEW 20 MPH SPEED LIMIT INTRODUCTION.

There has been a suggestion to introduce a 20 mph speed limit everywhere except on Motorways although I have no idea who on earth would suggest such a thing. I believe vast swathes of London now have a 20mph speed … Continue reading

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NEW 2021 EMOJIS.

Apparently they bring out new Emojis every year and this year is no exception, although I wish it were as the vast majority of them are completely indecipherable and I see little need for them other than a smiley face … Continue reading

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JEFF BEZOS MAKES FLIGHT INTO SPACE.

Jeff Bezos founder of Amazon and the richest man in the world made his first trip into space aboard his rocket ship called New Shepard which was named after the first American into space Alan Shepard. He was joined on … Continue reading

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PRINCE HARRY TO WRITE HIS MEMOIR.

Prince Harry is to write his memoir, which is promised to be an accurate and wholly truthful account of his life and will cover his time in the military, marriage and fatherhood. Apparently the memoir is to be written with … Continue reading

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19th JULY FREEDOM DAY.

I must say freedom day has been a bit of an anti climax, unlike the thousands of hard core clubbers many of whom haven’t had their two jabs who were crammed into a nightclub ready for the midnight countdown before … Continue reading

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LEWIS HAMILTON WINS THE BRITISH GRAND PRIX.

After a stunning performance following the racing incident on lap one where he received a ten second penalty, seven times World Motor Racing Champion Lewis Hamilton fought his way back through the field to win the British Grand Prix for … Continue reading

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THE SECRETS OF THE TRANSPORT MUSEUM.

I have particularly been enjoying the Secrets of the Transport Museum which is about Brooklands Museum and is on the Yesterday TV channel, I recently watched again two episodes, one in which Julian Grimwade got the ex Rob Walker Delahaye … Continue reading

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WATER COMPANIES CRITICISED FOR SEWAGE SPILLS.

I heard just recently that various Water companies have been criticised for sewage spills, apparently they are knowingly letting sewage spill into the sea, one company Southern Water has recently been fined 90 million pounds for doing so. Now call … Continue reading

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ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY DOES AWAY WITH GYPSY MOTH.

Yet more proof that the world is becoming ever more woke and is fast losing the plot with the latest news that the Entomological Society of America is doing away with the name Gypsy Moth on the grounds that it … Continue reading

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HARRY AND MEGHAM TO WIN AN EMMY.

It seems Harry and Meghan have been nominated for an Emmy which is an American award which is bestowed by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence. Now, one knows the Americans can sometimes be a … Continue reading

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