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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.

REPRIMANDED BY FACEBOOK.

I have just been admonished by Facebook and I must say it came as quite a surprise as I had thought my comment had been a fairly innocent if perhaps a little flippant but certainly not worthy of a full … Continue reading

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EXTINCTION REBELLION PROTESTERS WENT TOO FAR BY STOPPING DLR TRAIN.

A court has heard an elderly Anglican priest and two other Christian environmentalists went too far when they stopped a commuter train during a climate change protest. I must have missed this story, what with all the fuss about Djokovic … Continue reading

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NOVAK DJOKOVIC DEPORTED FROM AUSTRALIA.

Novak Djokovic has been deported from Australia as Judges have rejected a challenge by the unvaccinated tennis star after the government cancelled his visa on health and good order grounds. I would have thought it might have been better had he been … Continue reading

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JEREMY CLARKSON REFUSED PERMISSION FOR RESTAURANT ON DIDDLY SQUAT FARM.

Jeremy Clarkson has been refused permission for his scheme to build a hilltop restaurant on his Oxfordshire Diddly Squat farm and was somewhat upset by the councils actions calling one of the planning officials a comedian. Fellow farmers, other food producers … Continue reading

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 NOVAK DJOKOVIC VISA CANCELLED AGAIN.

Alex Hawke, Australia’s immigration minister has cancelled Novak Djokovic’s visa yet again and released a statement saying it was in the public interest and said, today I exercised my power under section 133C(3) of the Migration Act to cancel the … Continue reading

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MAN CRIMINALLY DAMAGES STATUE ON THE BBC BROADCASTING BUILDING.

A man has climbed a ladder to reach the Prospero and Ariel statue which was carved by Eric Gill and has adorned the front of the BBC broadcasting building since 1933. Whilst the statue is rather splendid it seems the … Continue reading

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HOME ECONOMICS SHOULD BE TAUGHT IN SCHOOLS AGAIN.

I came across this topic on Facebook and responded with the following and then thought in my vanity that my reply was better than a quick response on social media so have upgraded it to my blog. They didn’t do … Continue reading

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ENID BLYTON’S THE MAGIC FARAWAY TREE HAS WOKE REWRITE BUT GOD KNOWS WHY.

Enid Blyton’s book the Magic Faraway Tree has been rewritten by Jacqueline Wilson to airbrush alleged sexist elements and to make it supposedly fit for the 21st century but I’m forced to wonder, why on earth would you do a thing … Continue reading

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NOVAK DJOKOVIC APPEAL VICTORY, FOR NOW!

It seems the Novak Djokovic has won his appeal against his visa cancellation, Judge Anthony Kelly quashed the visa cancellation and ordered the Australian Government to pay legal costs and release the Serbian from detention within half an hour. However, … Continue reading

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AHMAUND ARBERY MURDERERS JAILED FOR LIFE.

What a very sad story this is, an innocent black man goes out for a jog and is chased by three white men in their pickup trucks, cornered and shot to death, now why on earth would you do a … Continue reading

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