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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.

EMERGENCY AVOCADOS.

You may be surprised, as I was to discover there is such a thing as an emergency avocado but apparently this tropical fruit is one of the top most ordered items from Waitrose to be delivered by Deliveroo to people … Continue reading

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LONDON’S POLLUTION ZONE 18 TIMES LARGER.

The ULEZ has been in place since April 2019, previously only covering the same area of central London as the Congestion Charge it now includes all areas within the North and South Circular roads allegedly in an attempt to boost … Continue reading

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RUGBY PLAYERS TOLD NOT TO DRESS AS WOMEN.

A group of men who dress in women’s clothing to raise money for a local hospice claim they have been told their fundraising is potentially offensive by charity bosses. The men are members and supporters of Upton Rugby Club and have dressed in … Continue reading

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WHO WOULD NAME THEIR SON LUCIFER?

It seems there is a trend at the moment to name boy children LUCIFER and I’m forced to wonder who on earth would name a child Lucifer! Apparently it follows on from a popular American TV programme which I have … Continue reading

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INSULATE BRITAIN SUSPENDS ROAD BLOCKING PROTESTS.

Insulate Britain protesters have suspended their road blocking protests until 25th October and I for one am very pleased to hear it, especially as I have to use the M25 later in the week. No reason was given for the … Continue reading

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CAPTAIN JAMES T KIRK TAKES TRIP INTO SPACE.

Captain James T Kirk of the USS Enterprise otherwise known as William Shatner has become the oldest man to go into space at 90 years of age following a trip on the Jeff Bezos Blue Origin rocket. Shatner and his … Continue reading

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THE INTERNET HAS BEEN OFF FOR A WHOLE DAY!!

THE INTERNET HAS BEEN OFF ALL DAY, IT FEELS LIKE THE WORLD HAS COME TO AN END. I’M NOT SURE THAT IT SHOULD BE THAT IMPORTANT BUT SADLY IN MODERN LIFE IT IS!!

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POLICE OFFICER CAUSED DEATH BY DANGEROUS DRIVING.

A Police officer is currently in Court charged with one count of causing death by dangerous driving and one of causing serious injury by dangerous driving following a high speed chase of a moped. I’m not sure if one is … Continue reading

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INSULATE BRITAIN PROTESTERS BLOCK ROADS AGAIN.

Protesters have blocked roads yet again, including a woman who pleaded with them to let her through as she was desperate to visit her aged mother who had been taken to hospital. In another incident members of the public were … Continue reading

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THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN.

Just watched the Battle of Britain again, still a jolly good film!

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