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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.

LEWIS HAMILTON ANOTHER RECORD BROKEN.

NO WORDS NEEDED, YET ANOTHER RECORD BROKEN, WELL DONE LEWIS.

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THE CURRENT FUEL SHORTAGE.

There is no shortage of fuel nor I imagine drivers who deliver fuel. Ask yourself was there fuel last week and the week before and the months before that? Then ask your self what is the cause of the shortage … Continue reading

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EBAY CUSTOMER SUPPORT, AS MUCH USE AS A CHOCOLATE TEAPOT.

The following is a transcript of my online conversation with Ebay customer support which lasted for virtually 50 minutes and still the problem was not resolved. I listed an item as collection only and yet the buyer is unable to … Continue reading

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GOODWOOD REVIVAL.

I went to the Goodwood Revival Motor Racing Meeting this weekend with my wife and we both had different outfits for the five days we were there, unfortunately we were so engrossed in meeting friends, shopping for vintage clothing and … Continue reading

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BRITISH POLICE ARE ABSOLUTELY USELESS.

Recently climate activist group Insulate Britain an offshoot of Extinction Rebellion blocked five strategic junctions of the M25 causing delays of up to four hours. The amount of CO2 produced by stopping the traffic must be enormous and I am … Continue reading

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9-11 REMEMBERANCE.

Twenty years on and nothing has changed, these people are evil bastards as are any others that perpetrate this sort of crime in the future.

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CHURCHILL CHARITY REBRANDS NAME.

In yet another woke story we now have the latest which concerns the renaming of The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust after it announced it was renaming itself The Churchill Fellowship and was removing images of the former prime minister from … Continue reading

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TALIBAN ANNOUNCE CARETAKER GOVERNMENT.

Surprise, surprise the Taliban have unveiled a caretaker government in Afghanistan, with their members dominating key positions, who’d have guessed! It will be led by Mullah Hasan Akhund, who has been named the acting prime minister and you’ll never guess, … Continue reading

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BREXIT BLAMED FOR SHORTAGE OF LORRY DRIVERS.

It wasn’t that long ago that Brexit was being blamed for the shortage of lorry drivers and the lack of goods on the supermarket shelves but as they say, a week is a long time in Politics and also it … Continue reading

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HOW MUCH TAX WILL ELECTRIC CARS HAVE TO PAY.

The following is part of an article I found from the Institute for Fiscal Studies which as you can see has figures for how much tax we motorists are paying which amounts to £40 billion a year, none of which … Continue reading

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