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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.

Severe flooding in Great Britain.

How very sad to see great swathes of our beautiful countryside under water especially when it can’t be rocket science to solve the problem. I know I tend to look at things in a very simplified way but surely if … Continue reading

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Standards of dress for newsreaders.

I was watching the news last night which I think may have been on Sky when I was met with a female reader who appeared to be dressed in a pair of black stretchy jeans and a red casual top. … Continue reading

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The trial of Christine Keeler.

I have just watched the fabulous drama The trial of Christine Keeler on BBC 1 with Sophie Cookson as Christine Keeler and would recommend you to watch it if you can, it gives a fascinating insight into the morals and … Continue reading

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HS2.

Why is the new HS2 rail link costing such a ludicrous amount of money and why isn’t it built yet? As with all the massive infrastructure projects the costs inevitably spiral due in no small part to the amount of … Continue reading

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Coronavirus.

WARNING. IF YOU HAVE A WEAK STOMACH PLEASE DO NOT GIVE CLOSE SCRUTINY TO THE FOLLOWING PHOTOGRAPHS IN THIS POST. SORRY ABOUT THAT! It seems that there has been a tie up between the eating of bats in China and the latest … Continue reading

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Plastic pollution.

To all the people who are making such a fuss about climate change and plastic pollution by stopping the traffic and blocking the roads in London, please stop. Here is an image allegedly of the Vellar River at Thittakudi in … Continue reading

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BAFTA awards 2020.

There seems to have been a bit of a hoo-ha about the lack of films nominated which are by black people or by women and the suggestion that those selecting the nominations are somehow sexist or racist, I on the other … Continue reading

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