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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 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.


There has recently been a suggestion that the authorities should scrap all the Covid fines they have dished out but I have no idea why? It seems to me that most, if not all of the fines have been given … Continue reading

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On television this morning the question, who is the best TV cop was asked and members of the panel put forward various suggestions starting with Dixon of Dock Green and showed a clip which was in colour. Not a bad … Continue reading

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According to Generation Z there are 25 signs to tell you are past it, one of which I imagine is having absolutely no idea what a Generation Z is but the definition is not not on the list which mean … Continue reading

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How very sad to see the massive death count from Covid in India which I believe currently stands at 200,000 and is still rising. Obviously with a massive population so closely packed into some of their cities it seems inevitable … Continue reading

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Jonathan Gibson a twenty four year old student from Glasgow has just become the youngest ever Mastermind Champion by scoring a perfect 11 out of 11 in his specialist subject, Flanders and Swan. It has been suggested that it was … Continue reading

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From the title of this post, you may well be wondering what on earth is this particular post is all about and I can’t say I would blame you, but fear not for all will be revealed. You may find … Continue reading

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The British-Iranian charity worker has been given an additional jail term of a further year having already completed a five-year sentence on charges of alleged spying by Iranian authorities. Apparently she received the second sentence for spreading propaganda against the … Continue reading

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I have mentioned before I know nothing about football and never watch it as I prefer motor racing but I noticed this week some of the teams and I believe what they call the Football Association together with some of … Continue reading

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Today was drive it day and like many classic car owners I took the opportunity to take my 1947 Bentley Mk VI out for a run, the general idea being to raise the profile of our hobby and to make … Continue reading

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Some of you may remember I posted some time ago that my poem “A man entered the bar” had been selected for inclusion in the anthology The Sound of Brilliance and it is now available on Amazon. Introducing the first … Continue reading

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