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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 due to losing my agent when I became a full time carer to my mother who had dementia. 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 and 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 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 have written a number of different books all available on Amazon, so don't be shy should you feel the urge to purchase.


We went to the forties event at Ironbridge at the weekend, the weather was excellent, we had great fun dancing, meeting friends and making new ones, together with eating rather excellent West Indian food and watching the fabulous Battle of … Continue reading

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I seem to have come to a point in life where I mostly communicate with people through email, the occasional text and rather sadly the even more infrequent telephone call, however having recently got back from a weekend away I … Continue reading

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One has to wonder what the real truth of this story is and having seen the video of the Police van following the boys on the bike it is obvious this was not a chase as they are going far … Continue reading

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What a complete waste of time this latest witch hunt by the Civil Service on Suella Braverman who was accused of breaching the Ministerial code with her actions over her speeding offence. She was caught speeding and was entitled to … Continue reading

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It has been reported by a spokesperson for the couple that Harry and Meghan and her mother were involved in a “near catastrophic” car chase after being followed by paparazzi. Allegedly the incident happened after Harry and Meghan had left … Continue reading

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The following is an extract from an article I found about the first driverless bus servicetaking paying passengers across the Forth Road Bridge. The vehicles have two members of staff – a safety driver who can take control of the … Continue reading

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My wife and I had a busy weekend starting on Saturday morning, having decided on the spur of the moment to visit a forties event at the Kent and East Sussex steam railway, unfortunately the moment of the spur was … Continue reading

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To those of you who have read episode one and two, I can now report that I have nearly finished my week of blood pressure readings and am delighted to report the average figure is now 136 over 76 so … Continue reading

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Following on from my my post of yesterday I can report that I do indeed have an update and one which will be fairly brief and concise, especially for those of you who may have read episode one. When I … Continue reading

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A week or so ago I had arranged to have my yearly review with my doctors surgery and on the allotted day I received a telephone call from what sounded like a rather young fellow who I assume must be … Continue reading

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