My 1st Shooting Lesson!

It was a dream come true to finally hold a real weapon and get my first shooting lesson!

You can watch the video below!

I’ve started a new YouTube channel and an Instagram account where I will feature lifestyle content that has nothing to do with my music. My written blog will increasingly become more merged with this new direction. I’ll focus more on book reviews and will do both written and spoken entries.

I will soon get back to a regular posting schedule. I’m still working my way through lots of material since I’m putting together 2 new blog books. Everything that I’ve written and published so far will soon be out for sale.

Thanks a lot for reading my blog! Lots of love!

 

10 Years of Acne Hasn’t Made Me Any Wiser…

The first time in my life that I ever experienced anything looking like a pimple happened during a family holiday in the UK.

It’s funny that I never really thought about that until recently because once my family left England I did not experience anything else resembling acne or excessive pimples until several years later when the family actually moved to the UK.

It could be that it was all just a coincidence or it could also be that there is something mysterious going on…

My skin did really great when I hardly ate back in 2017. So it seems like not eating is a great tactic for calm skin besides eating homemade bird-based vegetable soups. That was what I mainly consumed in ’17 and not only was this good for an irritated stomach it also reflected well on my face.

What I’ve noticed in fact is that if I eat pre-made (yummy) burgers from one of the main supermarket chains here in England I instantly break out, even if only eating one burger.

That makes me wonder … if a person breaks out on their cheeks it is said that it is “hormonal,” so does that mean that I break out due to hormones in the meat that I’m consuming?

Obviously you can’t stop eating. I do find it annoying though that after 10 years of dealing with acne and pimples I still have the problem. I’ve used some products that work, but it never sorts out the problem permanently.

There doesn’t seem to be a permanent solution, once you start breaking out you’ll have to battle it seemingly forever, with good and bad days of course.

I would recommend using TEA TREE OIL but make sure that you get a bottle of 100% pure tea tree! If not you’ll only get watered down products with a myriad of other things thrown into the mix! It is not expensive, TEA TREE OIL is an affordable remedy. It is not a permanent solution but it makes it better. 😉

 

Plastic In Our Water.

Hi,

Right now scientists and experts are testing our rivers in the biggest plastic survey in the UK. Just last year, up to half a million plastic particles per square metre were found in the River Tame – we can’t let our rivers become plastic waterways.

Will you sign the petition to tell government to protect our air, soil and the rivers that connect us in the upcoming Environment Bill?

Petition: https://secure.greenpeace.org.uk/rivers-share

Thanks

How Plastic Integrates Without Disintegrating….

If you’ve been following my blog for a while then you’ll probably know that I started a vegetable patch a while back and that this organic vegetable project of mine was greatly expanded last year. I’m now co-running a vegetable patch that is actually quite substantial.

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One thing that you cannot miss if you do something like this are the plastic bits that sneak their way into your compost or those annoying remnants of broken pots,etc; that are hiding underneath the surface of the soil.

It is terrifying how difficult it is to remove this since plastic does integrate the only issue is that is doesn’t disintegrate, which leaves you with a bit of a nightmare if you seek to remove it.

Please throw your trash where it is supposed to be. 😦

This is what I found on the property where I live, it looks even worse when you walk along the countryside roads. People throw everything out of their car windows….

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This is the issue with plastic. Everything that is red in this picture should be removed. Good luck trying to clean up something like this.

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It ain’t my trash – but I’m picking it up anyway!

 

Immigration Red Flags, Article 13, & Petitions To Sign & Share.

Please don’t forget about Article 13! Watch the video at the end of this entry!!!

Lately I’ve been mentally drafting an entry about citizenship in an open world. There are so many contradicting laws that makes no sense especially in combination with facilitated mass movements of people. It is indeed a very interesting topic for many reasons:

  1. Just because a government is generous enough to give you legal permission to be in a territory doesn’t mean that the locals will.
  2. Assuming that immigration laws make sense is naive since a number of measures are carried out in an attempt to create an image of governmental efficiency.
  3. Assuming that a territory will be more welcoming towards geographical neighbours also fly in the face of incredibly generous offers directed towards non-bordering territories. A territory might be legally more hostile towards people next door.

Just when I had all of this in the back of my mind I came across The Windrush Scandal that perfectly illustrates my point:

  1. You are allowed entry into a territory that theoretically isn’t yours through claims of ancestry.
  2. You are told by governing forces that you are legally allowed to stay.
  3. All of a sudden you find that your status has been revoked several years even decades after you were welcomed into the territory and that you are all of a sudden being treated as an illegal immigrant.
  4. The digital revolution has wrecked havoc on the old system of file-keeping. So if you were born before 2000 you might struggle to get hold of school records and other “evidence,” because you were born before mainstream digitalisation. When I was little my name was just added in my parent’s passports, you had to have your own passport once you were a teen or something along those lines, so government bureaucracy and technological changes can easily land you in a grey area.

Did anyone say an open world? Think again. This is a topic worthy of a giga entry because the issue puts into question a myriad of things that we just assume in today’s digitally and commercially open world.

Once again:

  1. Just because a piece of paper grants you legal access doesn’t mean that you and your family will actually be safe – because there will always be many layers of “borders” – and if locals are pissed off and unhappy they might create their own border-control “service,” which you probably do not want to deal with, ever.
  2. An authority might change its mind about you or the ethnic demographic that you belong to regardless of whether or not you actually represent a threat as an individual or as part of a generalised group. You might just end up being targeted so that the government can look busy.

If the Windrush scandal illustrated anything it is how dangerous the illusion of an open world actually is. You might be safe in terms of residency for 40 years only to wake up one day to find out that you’ve been labeled an “illegal immigrant” and that you are on your way to a detention facility.

Here are some petitions to share about a more peaceful issue: the environment.

Fracking

Whaling

Plastic Pollution

Exotic Zoo Animals

Trophy Hunting

Detained Whales

Dog Fighting

 

 

 

Beautiful England <3

It’s not exactly ugly where I live! Here are some pictures from life in England 🙂

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Spring is coming!!!!!

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Hmm…..is this literally? 😮

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The mist we have out here is amazing.

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Throwback to when we had ice on the lake!!!

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Evidence that we actually had some snow here!

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This guy has heard a lot of good guitar playing!