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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.

GINGER ROGERS, BACKWARDS AND IN HEELS.

Here is the last one from, ‘The Short of it.’ GINGER ROGERS, BACKWARDS AND IN HEELS Hard dancing Fred Astaire,with Ginger Rogers made a pair.Her fancy footwork always appeals,amazing, as it’s backwards and in heels. Hard dancing Fred Astaire,did tap … Continue reading

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WOKE IN THE UK.

Here’s another from, ‘The Short of it,’ I think some of my readers may have some sympathy with the views expressed here. WOKE IN THE UK As an older fellow, I would like to reach out to the younger members of society … Continue reading

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JRR TOLKIEN AND THE NOBEL PRIZE.

Here is another quick one from ‘The Short of it.’ JRR TOLKIEN AND THE NOBEL PRIZE JRR Tolkien, author of great reputewas nominated for a Nobel Prizeby C S Lewis, a writer and his friend,then suddenly came a surprise. His … Continue reading

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BACK BENCH MP’S.

Here is another piece I wrote which was selected for inclusion in ‘The Short of it,’ you can tell from the reference to Covid when this was written. BACK BENCH MP’S In Great Britain, we have numerous traditions and peculiar … Continue reading

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I’VE SAVED ENOUGH FOR SHADY PALMS.

Some of my work was selected for inclusion in ‘The Short of it,’ here is one of them, more will follow! I’VE SAVED ENOUGH FOR SHADY PALMS I’ve saved enough to go in Shady Palms,assuming I die at the end … Continue reading

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GLOBAL WARMING AND BEING GREEN.

We are very lucky at the moment, although it may not feel like it as we are baking in temperatures even a camel would find challenging but if you think this is hard wait until we all receive our fuel … Continue reading

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THREE YEARS AND IT STILL SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY, HE WAS ONE SPECIAL DOG.

It seems like only yesterday but how quickly a year has gone by since we had to say goodbye to our dog Theo who was the most wonderful dog in the world and I loved him to death. He was … Continue reading

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HOW TO STOP HOSEPIPE BANS.

There is a very simple way to stop having hosepipe bans which seems to have been overlooked, quite simply the pay of the Chief Executive should be directly related to the amount of water lost from their leaky pipes. Given … Continue reading

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ICE COLD IN ALEX.

I was reminded just recently by a friend in the Americas that we Brits are in for yet more in the way of a heatwave but was quick to point out that should needs be I will break out my … Continue reading

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ARSENAL FOOTBALL CLUB.

In what is yet another example of what NOT to wish for with levelling up it seems the London based Arsenal Football club has the most expensive lager sold in its stadium in the Premier league at £7.60 a pint. … Continue reading

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