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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.

THE GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED.

We met an old friend of mine and his partner who I have known now for over 55 years, my how time flies and went to the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week, staying in our usual hotel, the rather … Continue reading

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BENTLEY DRIVERS CLUB EASTERN REGION IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM TRIP.

On Sunday 22nd May members of the Eastern Region gathered to board a 1956 SB Bedford coach for our trip to the Imperial War Museum London, the choice of vehicle was generally agreed to be an interesting and amusing choice. … Continue reading

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PARTYGATE.

I have to say I’m sick to death of Partygate, I don’t give a flying fig about the Prime Minister being handed a cake in a Tupperware box, or popping into a room and raising a glass to wish someone … Continue reading

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PRINCE CHARLES OPENS PARLIAMENT AND MOANS!

Apparently, when Prince Charles arrived for the State opening of Parliament in a classic Rolls-Royce lip readers have said he made the comment to Camilla, “oh my word, that was uncomfortable,” although I have no idea if he was referring … Continue reading

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JACOB REES-MOGG PILES FOUR KIDS AND WIFE INTO VINTAGE BENTLEY.

Jacob Rees-Mogg piles four kids into vintage T series Bentley with wife in the back, so the headline in some of today’s papers says, apparently, he was spotted on his way home from a visit to Hengrove Cineworld in Bristol. … Continue reading

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JUST STOP OIL PROTESTERS ARRESTED.

It seems the Just stop oil protesters have been arrested at both Clacket Lane and Cobham services on the M25 for criminally damaging the petrol pumps with hammers, having been seen clearly on television damaging the pumps I imagine there … Continue reading

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DRIVE IT DAY 2022.

Every year we have Drive it day which is where everyone with a classic car is supposed to take them out to show what a wonderful collection of classic cars are around in this country, I had a nice run … Continue reading

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WATCHING TV TO BE LEGAL IN SELF DRIVING CARS.

Watching TV or browsing the internet and checking emails is to become legal while driving self driving cars under new proposals to the Highway Code!!! Apparently, this will only apply when drivers are keeping a speed of up to 37 … Continue reading

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MASSIVE HIKE IN GAS PRICES.

We have just had a massive hike in the price of gas which we are told is due to the tremendous increase in demand for gas after Covid. Assuming this to be the case, I’m wondering why it wasn’t dirt … Continue reading

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BRUCE WILLIS RETIRES WITH APHASIA DIAGNOSIS.

It seems rather sadly that Bruce Willis has had to retire as he has been diagnosed with Aphasia which apparently is a mental condition which affects the ability to remember words and to speak, both fairly important attributes when trying … Continue reading

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