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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 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.

Harry Dunn/Anne Sacoolas accident.

I have thought of writing about this subject for some time but once again the subject matter may be somewhat controversial which has delayed putting pen to paper. At first glance this unfortunate death may seem to be the fault … Continue reading

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Princess Diana.

Moving on from my rather sad post about Prince Harry I find this leads naturally to the story of the tragic death of his mother now amazingly over two decades ago. Obviously, Prince Harry was deeply affected by the death … Continue reading

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Harry and Meghan.

I do hope things work out well for this couple in their future life together but I have to admit, I have my doubts. Always sad when there is a rift and someone leaves a well established family firm but … Continue reading

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Christmas 2019 with Sombreros!

Here are a few more images of our Christmas festivities, although not everyone is in shot as can be seen from the spare hats on the table, one daughter rushed off straight away to avoid being on camera whilst the … Continue reading

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Christmas themed dinning room 2019.

For some strange reason the video content of this post has decided to appear sideways but I would encourage you to press the play button where it will, as if by magic assume its correct orientation. Should I manage to … Continue reading

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Labour party review.

I see the Labour party have brought in Ed Miliband to form a committee to discover why they lost the General Election. No doubt this will cost a considerable  amount of money which seems a little silly when there are … Continue reading

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Riviera Swing take two!

I’m delighted to say my wife has had a sudden change of heart and has now decided to brave the elements of social networking by allowing me to upload a photo from our weekend away at Riviera Swing. Once again, … Continue reading

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