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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.

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2023.

My wife and I went to the Southbank Centre in London for the New Year celebrations and had a rather splendid time dancing the night away and thanks to Mark and Hoc for the wonderful novelty dance lessons, we are … Continue reading

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JEREMY CLARKSON MEGHAN MARKLE TWEET.

It seems that some 20,000 people have complained about the Jeremy Clarkson tweet concerning his dislike of Meghan Markle, apparently this is the highest number of complaints ever received. Conversely, just to put this in perspective over 67 million of … Continue reading

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HARRY AND MEGHAN THE NETFLIX YEARS.

I have no idea how many more episodes of the H & M show there are, nor how much longer they intend to carry on with this nonsense but I have to admit I have had enough and I haven’t … Continue reading

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HARRY DUNN/ANNE SACOOLAS ACCIDENT.

I have written before when this first happened and was sceptical about the full facts of the matter not being available so I am posting it again with an update now the trial is over. Having looked at the road … Continue reading

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YODEL.

The following is a copy of a conversation I started with Ashish Morris on the chat line with YODEL recently, as you can see we are getting a little fed up with the YODEL drivers constantly throwing packages over our … Continue reading

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RIVIERA SWING.

Rather belatedly I am posting my photo from the wonderful Riviera Swing forties weekend, unfortunately my wife Angella is somewhat reluctant to appear in photographs so you will have to make do with just me. I cannot tell you how … Continue reading

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THE BATTLE OF BARKING CREEK.

Originally posted on The Diary of a Country Bumpkin:
I have just found a link which also tells the fascinating story of The Battle of Barking Creek, the first casualty of World War Two in a friendly fire incident. My…

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REMEMBERANCE DAY.

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GOVERNMENT IN A BIT OF A PICKLE WITH GAPING FINANCIAL BLACK HOLE PREDICTED.

Rishi Sunak and Chancellor Jeremy Hunt are considering massive spending cuts and tax rises as they confront a gaping financial black hole ahead of the autumn budget, what are we to do? Apparently, treasury sources declined to put a figure … Continue reading

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LIZ TRUSS JOINS THE RANKS OF AFTER DINNER SPEAKERS.

I’m led to believe that following on from her rather disastrous reign as Prime Minister, Liz Truss has joined the ranks of the after dinner speakers. I understand she has secured her first speaking engagement at Dagenham Conservative Club with … Continue reading

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