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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.

I DO NOT WANT AN ELECTRIC CAR.

A friend of mine recently sent me a link to an article concerning VW and their intention to make Bentley a subsidiary of Audi. I didn’t think this was a major problem, for Bentley was a subsidiary of Rolls Royce for … Continue reading

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PLUCKY BRIT BREAKS F1 WORLD RECORD.

Lewis Hamilton has broken the Formula 1 World record today with his 92nd win, more than any other driver before. Well done Lewis.

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COVID-19 TRACK AND TRACE.

I’m not sure whether I’m stating the bleeding obvious as they say, but track and trace will never be any good in the UK, it is fatally flawed. There are a considerable number of self employed people who get no … Continue reading

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WE’RE ALL DOOMED!

One again I have to thank the Sun newspaper for this story of anti mask protesters in London, there is really vary little to add except, WE’RE ALL DOOMED!

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COVID-19 IN LIVERPOOL.

I just came across footage from the Sun newspaper of young people celebrating and dancing in the streets of Liverpool last night. The first thought when viewing the footage, one has to wonder how this awful virus can spread so … Continue reading

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A BRIEF HOMAGE TO FRED DIBNAH.

I went to Bolton at the weekend as my wife went to do a course in thread vein removal, we stayed in the Macdonald Kilhey Court Hotel which was in Standish and seemed to be deserted except for ourselves and … Continue reading

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A PROPER BRITISH PASSPORT.

I received a letter from HMRC saying that I will have to submit an online Tax Return this year which I was not happy about as I had tried before and there were tears before bedtime as I couldn’t make … Continue reading

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A REPLY TO SUEW ON HER COMMENT ABOUT SPEEDING.

Hi Sue, I had a feeling you had read my post on being “nicked for speeding!” https://thediaryofacountrybumpkin.com/2020/08/17/ive-just-been-nicked-for-speeding-im-mad-as-hell/ The result of this was an on line course which I was expecting to be a quiz and box ticking exercise but no, … Continue reading

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TEMPORARY 60 MPH SPEED LIMIT.

One of my classic car papers had an article on the latest idea for a trial period 60mph speed limit in an attempt to cut pollution and they asked for readers opinions on the subject but the email address didn’t … Continue reading

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MR DONALD TRUMP’S TAX RETURN.

Apparently Mr Donald Trump has paid NO tax and has spent $70,000 on his hair. I have to say I’m appalled and outraged, this sort of behaviour is absolutely disgusting. How dare they carry on in this fashion, I would … Continue reading

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