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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.


Yet another FAKE NEWS story breaking as we speak, concerning the outcry over the sale of  chocolate Easter eggs which are not essential food items. It seems a fracas has erupted outside a supermarket when an entire delivery lorry was … Continue reading

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Today the FAKE NEWS we have to report is the sad death of Greta Thunberg who tragically took her own live in the early hours of the morning, when she learned that the hole in the Earth’s ozone layer had … Continue reading

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I have to admire all the people who are posting amusing pictures and stories to raise our spirits during this time of enforced lock down as I’m getting a little stir crazy myself and have decided to take a break … Continue reading

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Not Coronavirus, for a change.

Here is a link to a rather amusing little post about someone writing a book which I came across which prompted me to write this which was going to be a short response to say I had enjoyed the post … Continue reading

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Coronavirus afternoon snack.

To those of you who read my previous post, progress on the book I wanted to write is moving very slowly so I thought I might stop for a little snack and looking around whilst the cupboard wasn’t bare it … Continue reading

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Corona food shortages.

I decided to use my time during the current lock down constructively and to write the book I have been thinking about but never seem to have had the time to write, unfortunately at the speed I write we need … Continue reading

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Coronavirus, the continuing battle.

It has been suggested that my posts on this subject are a little too flippant and not perhaps as serious as the subject demands and they may have a point. I was watching a fabulous documentary by Julian Clary about … Continue reading

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