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The Mosquito Coast

Watching The Mosquito Coast
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the shearing

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Photo by Александр Гросс on Unsplash

Due to upcoming work specs, I will have a haircut and a beard trim in Canterbury this afternoon. I’ll post a before and after shot upon my return from the barbershop.

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Full Metal Jacket

Watching Full Metal Jacket
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the transporter

Just call me Frank Martin! I will hopefully be starting a new gig this week, being a freelance delivery driver! Although the eponymous Mr Martin delivered, “no questions asked”, I will be making deliveries within my postcode area, so maybe a few hours a day, job and finish.

Now, I’m not new to this line of work. I recently worked part-time as a freelance motorcycle delivery driver, dropping premium motorcycles across the UK. For reasons that are still not clear to me, that work ended abruptly. Still, I like regular income, so pulling in money from several different gigs each month suits me and gives me the flexibility I need to pursue my passions – writing and photography.

It should be easy, I just have to remember to “not look in the bag”!

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down

I’m having a bit of an off day today, time to meditate for an hour, methinks!

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Branding?

I might start to use this little fella as part of my branding? Based on the Schwa book from the early 90s.

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Sasquatch

Watching Sasquatch
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The Doctor, The Tornado & The Kentucky Kid

Watching The Doctor, The Tornado & The Kentucky Kid
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Faster

Watching Faster
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what to do about the yeti

I have been wracking my brain to figure out the best way forward with the MotoYeti project. I created MotoYeti, intending to develop a motorcycle blog, specifically a blog about motorcycle racing.

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lockdown lunacy

Self – by JP Hackett April 2021
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The Comeback Trail

Watching The Comeback Trail
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Nobody

Watching Nobody
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off down to Lydd

Lydd Kart Circuit

So, Karta and I will drive down to Lydd to meet up with Andy Ibbott this afternoon. Andy has kindly agreed to let me have a copy of his new MotoGP Riding Techniques book for me to read and review. I will post that review at a later date as MotoYeti. I have an idea for a business brewing in my mind, which could benefit several people and maybe even some investment.

Today, though, will be a chance to get back to a race track and watch motorcycles ridden at speed, which is always a joy to behold.

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Pentagon confirms leaked UFO images are real

The Pentagon has confirmed that U.S. Navy personnel captured several leaked images and a video depicting unidentified aerial phenomena, or UAP, involving incidents currently investigated by the Department of Defence’s Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF). Read the article here.

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leaning in

The time has come for me to make a stand. From Monday (12th April), I will get back to doing some freelance work in PR and web development, along with bringing one or two of my blogs back to life. Rhona is throwing everything she has at Pumpkin Cakes, so I will be helping to market that business for her.

I am deep into developing a new website for the rebranded football club; I am the secretary. That is going to need at least another three weeks of work to finish. The most important item on my agenda, though, is taking care of my son. He and I need to get out and do more in the way of exercise. It will be good for both of us. That is all.

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Midsommar

Watching Midsommar
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a return to Instagram

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Photo by William Krause on Unsplash

I have decided to start using it again. I’m not proud of it, but I need to tap into every resource at my disposal in my search for creative work. Along with the other social media channels, Instagram will be a way for me to funnel traffic to my website. If you can’t beat ’em – join ’em! Who knows, I might even become an influencer?

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let the great job hunt begin

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Photo by Glen Carrie on Unsplash

I need a day job. I’ve been looking into various roles. The top of my list is the relatively chilled out fruit picking job. I will make enquiries with the 350-hectare berry farm (that’s in the next village) on Tuesday.

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motorsport

Extreme E begins

The all new EV off-road championship Extreme E gets underway this weekend in Saudi Arabia.

Extreme E is a radical new off-road racing series, founded by the same visionary behind Formula E, which will showcase electric SUVs and futuristic technologies in some of the world’s most remote and challenging environments.

This five-event global voyage will utilise its sporting platform for the purpose of promoting electrification, environment and equality. The series’ goal is to highlight the impact of climate change in some of the world’s most endangered environments, promote the adoption of electric vehicles to pave the way for a lower-carbon future and provide a world-first gender-equal motorsport platform.

The first sport to ever be built out of a social purpose, Extreme E aims to minimise environmental impact while
maximising awareness, racing in places that have already been damaged or affected by climate change or human interference and taking fans deep into the heart of the most pressing issues facing our planet’s future.

Not only that, but Extreme E is also helping the car industry to develop future-facing technology using racing as a platform for road innovation, which accelerates change ten-fold.

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Dirty Harry & Magnum Force

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MotoGP is back

Valentino Rossi on the grid at the Qatar GP

I am glad to see that MotoGP has returned with the start of the new season in Qatar under lights. I am determined to watch every session of every race weekend this year; it deserves my attention.

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my favourite person

Karta: aged 15 at Aylesham Skatepark

Karta in his favourite place. He is the best thing that I have done so far in my life, I love you son.

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beard care essentials

got a beard?: Beard Oil: What is It and How Do I Use It?

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back in his happy place

Karta and I took a ride to the skatepark in Aylesham. It was the first time he had ridden his scooter on a ramp since December 2020. Roll on spring and warmer, drier days.

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being apart

I didn’t realise just how much I would miss my wife. She is away on an orientation course as part of her new job in the telecoms sector. She only went away yesterday, but already that feels odd to me. If I go away, the daft thing is that I don’t feel the separation anxiety as much.

So, it’s just Karta and me for the week. This is the last week of term for mainstream schools, and so Karta will be finishing up his latest round of homeschooling on Thursday. I hope to make plans to meet up with friends and get out into the woods for some needed exercise and fresh air.

As for me, well, I have plenty of chores to keep me busy, plus I am going to make time to sit at my desk and write posts for this blog every day. Today is, after all, the day when lockdown restrictions are eased a bit more. We are now allowed to meet outdoors in groups of up to six people from two different households. Outdoor sports venues are reopening, which includes the football club that I am involved with.

That’s all I have to say for now, stay tuned for a lot more going forward.

JP

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US military has “a lot more” on UFOs

In an interview with Fox News, recent former Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, confirmed the U.S. Government is aware of “a lot more” sightings of “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena,” or “UAP,” than has so far been made public. – Read the full article here.

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668

I am starting to think that the government ‘roadmap out of lockdown’ will be changed quite a bit over the coming weeks. I hope that the council will open up outdoor skateparks again to get Karta out of the house and doing something physical. Plus, I start longing for springtime at this time of year and with it warmer weather and longer days.