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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.

Drive it day.

Today was “Drive it day” when every self respecting classic car owner is supposed to take their cars out to make the public aware of our wonderful hobby.   Those of you who read this first time will now realise … Continue reading

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BREXIT!!

I am primarily aiming this blog at the younger folk who, I think, are not as genned up on the subject as they might be and will therefore start my blog in the style of a fairy story, as this seems … Continue reading

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Who is Jochen Rindt?

Following on from my previous post who’s George Formby, I happened to be watching the Formula 1 motor racing at the weekend and was reminded of Jochen Rindt which leaves you dear reader with the question, who? Motor racing has … Continue reading

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200 POSTS.

I HAVE JUST COMPLETED 200 POSTS ON THE DIARY OF A COUNTRY BUMPKIN WHICH MAY NOT SEEM MUCH BUT AS I’VE ALSO BEEN POSTING ON MY OTHER BLOG JOE WELLS OF WHOM IT MAY BE SAID, THE COMPLETE TOTAL WILL … Continue reading

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Defiance or determination or discipline?

My post today was prompted by reading Marilyn Armstrong’s post called Defiance or Determination. https://teepee12.com/2019/04/22/defiance-or-determination-marilyn-armstrong/#like-1110345812 Children seem so ill disciplined nowadays compared to my childhood, when my parents said no, they meant it and we knew it too. I am … Continue reading

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My boy Jack.

I was prompted to write this today following a comment from Chris Hall https://lunasonline.wordpress.com/ about my post Goodbye Christopher Robin https://lordjoewells.wordpress.com/2019/03/25/goodbye-christopher-robin/ and the mention of the film on the subject. This led into the mention of the film My boy … Continue reading

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Who’s George Formby?

My post today was inspired by a conversation I had when replying to a post by RACHELMANKOWITZ called The Ukelele Life where she was discussing taking ukulele lessons. My response was to ask if she had a George Formby Society where … Continue reading

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