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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.


I was recently on Facebook and came across a site called Totally Sixties 1960 to 1969 where someone had asked the question; Did men play a big part in childbirth of their partner in 60s like nowadays ? As someone … Continue reading

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Some time ago I had the privilege to appear on The Harry and Edna Show on the Wireless, they just sent me a link to a podcast of the show which I was delighted to receive and prompted me to … Continue reading

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The Government has continually talked about levelling up the North South divide and is endeavouring to do so by ploughing vast sums of money into massive infrastructure projects to benefit the North such as HS2. I must say I am … Continue reading

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How pleasant to see President Biden signing the executive orders today with a proper pen, such a contrast from the previous incumbent Mr Trump, who was not to be trusted with a sharp pointy object for fear he may have … Continue reading

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As someone who doesn’t live in America, I am somewhat amazed at how broad the definition of “The right to bear arms” has become. It seems to me ludicrous that members of the public have the right to congregate in … Continue reading

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Non much to write except a Covid-19 update, both the wife and I went down with Covid on 21st December and were told we had to isolate until 31st December. We managed to emerge today still feeling slightly fragile and … Continue reading

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I had to have a Covid-19 test last week on Saturday as I was supposed to go for a hospital check up this week for my Hiatus hernia which involves having a camera shoved up my nose which then travels … Continue reading

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Some of you may remember a little while ago I wrote a post which contained lists of the most searched words and phrases used on Google which I placed in an effort to see if it might drive more traffic … Continue reading

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It seems the EU have missed the point of why we left them as it appears, they want us to leave but stay exactly the same as if we hadn’t left and yet I thought we had left because we … Continue reading

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Just a very quick post here today about Greta Thunberg who is back and is moaning about climate change again. All I can say, without wishing to be too rude is; Give it a rest we’re up to our necks … Continue reading

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