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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.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN BANNED AS A TRAIN ANNOUNCMENT.

There has been a bit of a rumpus concerning an announcement on a LNER train recently in which the words, “Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls” was objected to by a non binary passenger. Now, as an older … Continue reading

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THE THINGS THAT OFFICIALLY MAKE YOU POSH.

There was a survey today which offered a list of things which officially make you posh which was rather useful as my plan of action for today was to wash a couple of my cars, however it hasn’t stopped raining … Continue reading

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RIP OFF BRITAIN.

I caught an episode of the TV programme Rip off Britain today which had an item about insurance companies writing off peoples cars when they had an accident and paying out very little for the written off vehicle when it … Continue reading

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FA UNVEILS NEW ENGLAND INCLUSIVE FOOTBALL BADGE.

With every passing day the world becomes more and more completely and utterly barmy and the new “progressive and inclusive” England Football badge is yet another example of this lunacy. It seems the new badge is designed as a grassroots … Continue reading

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RACE ROW CAUSES OUTRAGE BUT THERE IS WORSE TO COME.

A race row has erupted by Channel 5 casting a black actress, Jodie Turner-Smith in their new period drama about Anne Boleyn with white folk complaining that it is completely wrong to cast a black actress for a character who … Continue reading

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HEAVY METAL MUSIC MAKES YOU FAT.

Apparently there has been some research which recently said that listening to heavy metal music made you fat and I believe they said if you want to remain slim you should listen to classical music. It seems the heavy metal … Continue reading

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THE ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA.

I have just come across a petition to stop the building of a new Royal Yacht which is said to be costing 200 million and to be named after Prince Philip, I am delighted to report that so far the … Continue reading

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VE DAY.

Today is VE Day, Victory in Europe Day, when on Tuesday 8th May 1945 the Allies accepted the unconditional surrender of Germany bringing an end to the Second World War in Europe causing massive celebrations all over Great Britain and … Continue reading

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LABOUR TAKE A BEATING IN LOCAL ELECTIONS.

Labour has taken a severe thrashing in the latest local elections with the Conservatives sweeping the board and taking Hartlepool, Redditch and Nuneaton and Bedworth in the Midlands and Northumberland together with Harlow in Essex. There was some suggestion that … Continue reading

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THE RETURN OF DONALD TRUMP.

My this is going to be a very quick post and a very short one mostly as I’m lost for words as to what to say. Mr Trump has been very busy in his bedroom, gone are the PlayStation and … Continue reading

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