The pub’s shut.

I just went down the road to my new ‘local’, the first time on a Sunday night and it was shut; it was shut at nine o’clock, I was lost for words. Not to give in too easily I carried on further down the road to the other two pubs in the village and they too were shut.
I thought the pubs shut early in town on a Sunday but this is, as they say ‘having a laugh’. As I keep saying to my girlfriend, ‘oh you and your country ways’…still we had a nice walk, barring the fact that there are no street lights.
I wonder how ‘injury lawyers are us’ get on with all the claims form people falling over because they can’t see where they are going.
At least the local Co-op was open where we bought some lager and came home, it’s a funny old business this country lark.
I have beer to drink and it seems in the country nine at night is well past my bed time, so I wish you goodnight, more later.

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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. 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.
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