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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.

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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Riviera Swing.

What an absolutely fabulous time my wife and I had at our first visit to Riviera Swing, a weekend jam packed with dance classes, sing alongs, film shows, vintage clothing, first class DJ’s and bands and especially wonderful like minded … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day.

With Remembrance Day upon us I thought it might be appropriate to post details of one of my plays which was produced by The Wireless Theatre Company.

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Lewis Hamilton.

Just to point out to all the people who keep going on about football, cricket, rugby and all the other sports here is a statistic for you, British driver Lewis Hamilton has just won his 6th Formula 1 World Championship. … Continue reading

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Greta Thunberg.

One hates to keep harping on about this child but it seems from the news last night that during the last few weeks she has been travelling across the United States from coast to coast to promote the cause of … Continue reading

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Extinction Rebellion.

I MUST SAY I’M A LITTLE FED UP WITH THE IDIOT EXTINCTION REBELLION PROTESTERS WHO HAVE BEEN STOPPING THE TRAFFIC IN LONDON WHICH CAUSES EXTRA POLLUTION AS EVERYONE HAS TO TRY TO FIND AN ALTERNATIVE ROUTE TO DRIVE ROUND THESE … Continue reading

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Goodwood Revival 2019.

My how time flies, the wife and I went to The Goodwood Revival classic motor racing meeting a month ago and I have only just found time to quickly put up a few photos from the weekend. Thursday started with … Continue reading

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