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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 WINS THE BRITISH GRAND PRIX.

After a stunning performance following the racing incident on lap one where he received a ten second penalty, seven times World Motor Racing Champion Lewis Hamilton fought his way back through the field to win the British Grand Prix for … Continue reading

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THE SECRETS OF THE TRANSPORT MUSEUM.

I have particularly been enjoying the Secrets of the Transport Museum which is about Brooklands Museum and is on the Yesterday TV channel, I recently watched again two episodes, one in which Julian Grimwade got the ex Rob Walker Delahaye … Continue reading

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WATER COMPANIES CRITICISED FOR SEWAGE SPILLS.

I heard just recently that various Water companies have been criticised for sewage spills, apparently they are knowingly letting sewage spill into the sea, one company Southern Water has recently been fined 90 million pounds for doing so. Now call … Continue reading

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ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY DOES AWAY WITH GYPSY MOTH.

Yet more proof that the world is becoming ever more woke and is fast losing the plot with the latest news that the Entomological Society of America is doing away with the name Gypsy Moth on the grounds that it … Continue reading

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HARRY AND MEGHAM TO WIN AN EMMY.

It seems Harry and Meghan have been nominated for an Emmy which is an American award which is bestowed by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence. Now, one knows the Americans can sometimes be a … Continue reading

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IS THERE RACISM IN FOOTBALL.

As someone who knows absolutely nothing about football I’m inclined to say there is no racism in football, after all every team has black players and one would assume that if the football teams and managers were racist there wouldn’t … Continue reading

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EUROS 2020.

For those of you with young children who were disappointed with the result of the football last night may I suggest my children’s book NOBBY BRASSO FOOTBALL STAR which tells the story of a young boy and his rise to … Continue reading

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BOILING LOBSTERS ALIVE TO BE BANNED.

Boiling lobsters alive is to be banned under new Government legislation for animal welfare called the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill, which is currently going through the House of Lords but only covers animals with a backbone at the moment. However, it … Continue reading

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GB PLATES CHANGING TO UK PLATES BY SEPTEMBER.

It seems that from September 2021, the GB plate that’s on the back of your car will no longer be valid, instead, you’ll need a UK plate and whose clever idea was this, I’m forced to ask. The United Nations, … Continue reading

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IS IT SEXIST TO SAY WOMEN SHOULD GROW OLD GRACEFULLY?

Is it sexist to say women should grow old gracefully, apparently Oscar winning actress Julianne Moore has called the phrase totally sexist and judgemental. She says ageing can’t be stopped so why tell women how to do it? Well, as … Continue reading

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