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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.

Prom night.

Our grandchildren are currently organising their prom night and have asked me if I would drive them in my 1947 Bentley Mk VI and I have agreed as I feel it might add an element of class to the occasion. … Continue reading

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Chateau Impney Hillclimb.

We went to the Chateau Impney Hillclimb at the weekend staying at the rather fabulous Stanbrook Abbey Hotel which as you can see from the photos used to be an Abbey. A very interesting weekend for architecture as we then … Continue reading

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POP Connect Networking.

Now that I am firmly ensconced in the country I am beginning to understand why I feel at home here, for I do not wish to be in the city where technology can whizz information around at the speed of … Continue reading

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RREC Concours at Burghley House.

Had another splendid weekend, this time with The Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club, which contrary to it’s name is a club which caters for Rolls Royce and Bentley at their Concours weekend at Burghley House.   What a fabulous house, the … Continue reading

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Thoughts for the day.

Why does Donald Trump always sign everything with a crayon, won’t the teacher give him a sharp pencil in case he pokes himself in the eye with it? You’re not driving fast enough if you haven’t caught up with the … Continue reading

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Yet more reasons to leave the EU.

For those of you living in the countryside with a barn full of mechanical vehicles this may be of great interest to you, or you may just have an old car stuck in a garage which you haven’t used for … Continue reading

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Country houses.

The wife and I went to Stonor Park at the weekend for the Bentley Drivers Club Concours meeting and we had a splendid time. Whilst there we took the opportunity to have a look round the house which is the … Continue reading

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