The Diary Of A Silly Old Man

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I am eminently qualified to write this diary. I am old, I enjoy being silly and the last time I looked I was a man.

Are you familiar with the words of Alan Bennett ? I have his History Boys and Lady In A Van on DVD. I have read his diary and feel his style of writing is rather similar to my own. NO, I am not claiming to have his writing abilities, far from it, but we appear to work in similar comfort zones.

I have never actually kept a traditional diary, writing daily into a book, but I do support my story writing with an on-line weekly page and a daily bog. I am not really keen on that word you know - BLOG - an Americanism cyber-speak word which really means web-log. I don't want to write a web-log for goodness sake, sounds like a ship trying to navigate itself through something a spider has spun ! Ask yourself would Bridget Jones's Diary be the same if it was Bridget Jones's Blog ? How about The Secret Blog Of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ ? NAF isn't it ?

Now speaking of Adrian Mole, he was a right character wasn't he ? I hope that some of my adolescence has not completely faded away and finds its way through the character of a silly old man as he writes what ever dribble falls off his pen into these pages.

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Submitted: April 18, 2017

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Submitted: April 18, 2017

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Thursday 20th April 2017

Submitted: April 20, 2017

I was not intending to make a diary entry today but as the weeks ahead unfold it will look odd to my readers if this date is left blank. ... Read Chapter

23rd April 2017

Submitted: April 22, 2017

Today is Saint George's Day, Saint George - The Patron Saint of England, but you will need a very powerful pair of spectacles to see... Read Chapter

26th April 2017

Submitted: April 26, 2017

I am worried about the forthcoming general election. I am a member of UKIP and should be voting for the UKIP candidate in my area but if ... Read Chapter

27th April 2017

Submitted: April 26, 2017

This will make the weak-minded liberal snowflakes piddle their pants ! In my manifesto I suggest we re-introduce slavery ! Before you... Read Chapter

28th April 2017

Submitted: April 27, 2017

Today's manifesto commitment from the Silly Old Man candidate in The Patriotic Pensioner Party is for sport and the arts. If elected ... Read Chapter

1st May 2017

Submitted: May 01, 2017

MONDAY 1st MAY 2017: I have decided who is getting my vote in the general election.  If you will allow me time to explain my log... Read Chapter

3rd May 2017

Submitted: May 02, 2017

We are living in a potentially very dangerous time. As a nation, if we get things wrong untold harm will be done to Great Britain which w... Read Chapter

5th May 2017

Submitted: May 04, 2017

It was announced yesterday that His Royal Highness Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh is to retire from public duties in A... Read Chapter

7th May 2017

Submitted: May 06, 2017

Today is the day of the French presidential elections. I would not normally give such an event the slightest moment of interest but I am ... Read Chapter

8th May 2017

Submitted: May 07, 2017

Sadly freedom took a step backwards yesterday No doubt Jean Claude Junkhead will be celebrating with an extra glass of wine at breakf... Read Chapter

9th May 2017

Submitted: May 09, 2017

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10th May 2017

Submitted: May 10, 2017

I was not planning to write a diary entry today but following yesterday I do need to update a couple of things. The Labour Party Mani... Read Chapter

14th May 2017

Submitted: May 13, 2017

I am away on holiday taking a break and relaxing with my dear lady wife and our amazing little dog Jake. We really are having a love... Read Chapter

15th May 2017

Submitted: May 14, 2017

No litter on the streets. Heard only English spoken as I walk about. Not seen a single muslim rag bag on a woman's head. Fo... Read Chapter

17th May 2017

Submitted: May 17, 2017

 There is an increasing breed of senior managers within many of Britain's companies - THE DIRECTORS IN CHARGE OF STUPID IDEAS. ... Read Chapter

18th May 2017

Submitted: May 17, 2017

  When you were a kid did you have the superstition that providing you did not step on the cracks in the pavement, where the s... Read Chapter

21st May 2017

Submitted: May 21, 2017

I do not want to write this diary entry and today may not be the right day to actually publish these words but if I do not then this writ... Read Chapter

23rd May 2017

Submitted: May 23, 2017

My heart is bleeding with my own loss but there are today people in our land whose hearts will be bleeding tenfold. I can not make this d... Read Chapter

24th May 2017

Submitted: May 24, 2017

Can you name the words of author J M Barrie ? Peter Pan, I can hear you saying but can you name anything else ?   ... Read Chapter

27th May 2017

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3rd June 2017

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4th June 2017

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5th June 2017

Submitted: June 04, 2017

A night of high drama   Another extract from my book published way back in 1994 featuring the variou... Read Chapter

7th June 2017

Submitted: June 08, 2017

The direction of my life is about to change Read Chapter

10th June 2017

Submitted: June 09, 2017

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11th June 2017

Submitted: June 10, 2017

Please help me kick Max's arse for him ! Read Chapter

12th June 2017

Submitted: June 11, 2017

There were three rules in my school.  Three rules which Headmaster Mr W A Simson enforced with a rod of iron. (Actually he enforce... Read Chapter

13th June 2017

Submitted: June 13, 2017

I have had an utterly brilliant idea ! A pure stroke of genius ! OOPPPSSS the arrogance is showing through. Before I share my genius I ... Read Chapter

15th June 2017

Submitted: June 15, 2017

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19 June 2017

Submitted: June 19, 2017

THANK YOU for taking time to read this diary entry.  It is a long entry today.  I would be so pleased if you would take a mom... Read Chapter

21st June 2017

Submitted: June 20, 2017

A friend asked me yesterday if I thought people should rule their lives with their heads or with their hearts.  I thought for a mome... Read Chapter

22nd June 2017

Submitted: June 21, 2017

It's half past one in the morning and too hot to sleep, I am tired but can not sleep, far too uncomfortable so here I am at the laptop wr... Read Chapter

23rd June 2017

Submitted: June 23, 2017

One year ago today our country went to the poll, it was a day where common sense prevailed and we voted to leave the dictatorship of the ... Read Chapter

24th June 2017

Submitted: June 23, 2017

There have been a couple of recent diary entries where I have been pessimistic as to our country's future.  Pessimistic, I feel, w... Read Chapter

25th June 2017

Submitted: June 24, 2017

  How many times have I gone on record saying 1967 was the greatest year the world has ever seen ?  My photograph, left w... Read Chapter

28th June 2017

Submitted: June 28, 2017

Did you think I had emigrated ?  Gone, perhaps, to live on the dark side of the moon ? Even been abducted by aliens ? It has been a ... Read Chapter

29th June 2017

Submitted: June 28, 2017

Life is a Disco - SO DANCE ! How many times have I said that over the years  ? It's the maxim by which I try to live my... Read Chapter

30th June 2017

Submitted: June 29, 2017

Head versus Heart ? My heart is feeling sad and let down. My head is saying don't worry about it. My heart has been running a m... Read Chapter

2nd July 2017

Submitted: July 01, 2017

  It is now a little over five weeks since my darling daughter passed away.  Those five weeks have been positive and full... Read Chapter

3rd July 2017

Submitted: July 02, 2017

  Scrolling back through some earlier diary entries I checked up on a earlier entry ahead of writing today's page,  One d... Read Chapter

4th July 2017

Submitted: July 03, 2017

Nigel Farage called me yesterday. Well not Nigel in person but a member of the UKIP team. She wanted to know why I had not renewed my m... Read Chapter

5th July 2015

Submitted: July 04, 2017

In 1994 I published a book, NOT THE CONCRETE COWS.  This was a collection of newspaper and magazine articles I had written. Here i... Read Chapter

6th July 2017

Submitted: July 05, 2017

This is The Temple of The British Worthies in Stowe National Trust Gardens, the former home of The Duke of Buckingham. ... Read Chapter

7th July 2017

Submitted: July 06, 2017

Richard Branson you are a mean old sod aren't you ? I spent £53.20 to buy a ticket to travel to and from London next week on one o... Read Chapter

8th July 2017

Submitted: July 08, 2017

Some of my diary entries in recent days and weeks have been, shall I say, pessimistic.  I have shared fears I have for the future of... Read Chapter

9th July 2017

Submitted: July 08, 2017

Imagine a country where it is against the law to watch television without first having to pay a fee to one of the many hundreds of news... Read Chapter

10th July 2017

Submitted: July 10, 2017

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11th July 2017

Submitted: July 11, 2017

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12th July 2017

Submitted: July 12, 2017

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13th July 2017

Submitted: July 13, 2017

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17th July 2017

Submitted: July 17, 2017

  OK LET ME TRY AGAIN !  I had just about finished writing this diary entry when this stupid, rubbish laptop Curry's PC W... Read Chapter

18th July 2017

Submitted: July 17, 2017

  The evening before last my wife and I sat down to watch a video. I had dug a number out from our box of films we have not lo... Read Chapter

19th July 2017

Submitted: July 19, 2017

Last year a builder who came to do some work at my home was seriously delayed by traffic so arrived an hour late to begin work. He said... Read Chapter

20th July 2017

Submitted: July 19, 2017

We live in dangerous political times, it is no good standing aside and pontificating people need to stand up and be counted. We can not... Read Chapter

22nd July 2017

Submitted: July 21, 2017

We truly live in a silly world don't we ? I don't mean the political chaos I am always complaining about, I mean the lack of common... Read Chapter

27th July 2017

Submitted: July 26, 2017

  It has been a week since I last wrote a diary entry. I have not been doing nothing, I have been working flat out on the OurR... Read Chapter

28th July 2017

Submitted: July 27, 2017

Life has been so buy of late my writing has suffered, I have spent the past week in Bristol looking after my two granddaughters, Ka... Read Chapter

30th July 2017

Submitted: July 29, 2017

In many of my stories I use quantum physics as a way to travel through time. You do not need to be Stephen Hawkin to believe that some ... Read Chapter

31st July 2017

Submitted: July 30, 2017

  BREAKING NEWS - The Diary Of A Silly Old Man is able to exclusively tell my readers that McDonald's is planning to open a se... Read Chapter

1st August 2017

Submitted: August 01, 2017

 I started writing this diary on Tuesday 11th April. I have not written a page every day but in the weeks since the first entry I th... Read Chapter

2nd August 2017

Submitted: August 02, 2017

  If a stranger reached out a hand in friendship would you refuse to take it and give it a warm shake ? Silly question per... Read Chapter

7th August 2017

Submitted: August 06, 2017

I need to restructure my life. The balance is not right. The balance is all over the place ! It is coming up to three months since ... Read Chapter

8th August 2017

Submitted: August 08, 2017

  I was a good boy yesterday. A good boy but not a very good boy. I have said that I will write 500 words a day for my book Th... Read Chapter

10th August 2017

Submitted: August 10, 2017

I've done it !  I have joined The Conservative Party. It's no good standing on the sideline shouting my mouth off I need to put my... Read Chapter

11th August 2017

Submitted: August 10, 2017

Do you remember the celebrity poet Pam Ayres ?  Can you recall this particular poem ? Oh, I wish I’d looked after me teeth, ... Read Chapter

13th August 2017

Submitted: August 13, 2017

    I went to watch the film Dunkirk yesterday afternoon. Rating the film on a score of one to ten I will be generous... Read Chapter

14th August 2017

Submitted: August 13, 2017

  I wonder if you can regonise the location in this photograph. You should be able to, it affects your life every day. Any... Read Chapter

16th August 2017

Submitted: August 15, 2017

The bastards have done it again ! I opened my laptop this morning and the cretins at Microsoft hijacked it to install yet more sad,... Read Chapter

19th August 2017

Submitted: August 18, 2017

It has happened AGAIN !When is the world going to wake up, to stop giving the benefit of the doubt, to stop making excuses, to stop bei... Read Chapter

28th August 2017

Submitted: August 27, 2017

  My Old Boss, bless him, used to say I was like Blondin, never content without a challenge. When Blondin crossed The Niagara ... Read Chapter

29th August 2017

Submitted: August 28, 2017

  It is a fact of life in the twenty-first century that NOBODY smiles enough.  I challenge you to dispute that. We live... Read Chapter

30th August 2017

Submitted: August 29, 2017

  There's an old Boy Scout gangshow song WE'RE RIDING ALONG ON THE CREST OF A SAVE.  Do you know it ?  As the past t... Read Chapter

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