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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.

ADVICE FOR TRAVELLERS GOING ABROAD.

The current situation with regard to Covid 19 and travel abroad is changing all the time leaving travellers worried that they might get caught while abroad and have to isolate for two weeks upon their return. The latest country which … Continue reading

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CUSTOMER SERVICE.

Our daughter ordered some groceries from ASDA last week which were supposed to arrive late on Friday night but which did not arrive. As the next day was a Bank Holiday she left it to contact the supermarket on the … Continue reading

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THE LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS.

The Sunday Times initially reported the BBC had discussed dropping several traditional songs as Finnish conductor Dalia Stasevska was “keen to modernise the evening’s repertoire and reduce the patriotic elements”. I would have thought that the last thing the Last … Continue reading

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BECOME AN ACCOUNTANT, YOU DON’T NEED TO BE GOOD AT MATHS.

There is currently an advertisement on British television which actually says; become an accountant, you don’t have to be good at maths. I’m rather wondering whether the applicants for this scheme when fully trained will notice when finishing the accounts … Continue reading

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MILLENNIALS THE FULL STOP AND PUNCTUATION.

it seems Millennials do not like using full stops when they text as they consider it to be rude or aggressive to do so personally I found this quite hard to understand as I have never felt threatened by a … Continue reading

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I’VE JUST BEEN NICKED FOR SPEEDING, I’M MAD AS HELL!

I was taking my car to the garage today and my wife was following in her car to give me a lift home, so far so good but it gets worse. My wife is a very slow and careful driver … Continue reading

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IT SEEMS LIKE ONLY YESTERDAY.

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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THE BATTLE OF SINGAPORE AND VJ DAY.

I came across this film which I did some many years ago about Lieutenant General Arthur Percival and the Battle of Singapore in World War Two and as it is VJ Day today I thought this was appropriate. Here is … Continue reading

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WE’RE HAVING A HEATWAVE.

We’re having a heatwave, a tropical heatwave The temperature’s rising, it isn’t surprising, She certainly can can-can BLIMEY, ISN’T IT HOT!

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MY DOG CHIPS.

I saw a photo of someone’s dog on Facebook which prompted me to find a photo of my dog when I was a child. He had a pedigree of Champion dogs going back to his Great Grand Parents but we … Continue reading

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