An Ode to Camberwell

April 18th, 2019

This month has been quite busy. Not busy enough to be of any use, however, as I found myself struggling to muster up a topic for this month’s blog...

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Duncan X hands tattoos on Tom Fogarty

2018 in Review

December 26th, 2018

This won’t be a particularly funny post (if at all), mainly because 2018 has been quite a good year for me. Comedy is just bad stuff that happens to...

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Tower Hamlets Cemetery - by Tom Fogarty

Tower Hamlets Cemetery (with photos)

October 20th, 2018

I managed to tick another of the “Magnificent Seven” off my list this month. For anyone that doesn’t know, this is a list of famous Victorian cemeteries that were...

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Tom Fogarty - mugshots

Do Not Approach This Man…

March 25th, 2018

I renewed my passport recently,  meaning that I get to see the current incarnation of my “boat race” fixed and glorified in leather-bound booklet form for the next decade....

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Norwood Cemetery (with photos)

February 11th, 2018

Back in 2016 I decided I would write a blog post every month, which is a routine I have diligently stuck to ever since. It is the only “creative”...

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New Year’s Resolutions 2018

January 5th, 2018

So, it’s just over a year since I didn’t become a better person, which means it must be that time again when I set out my goals for the...

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Tom Fogarty: 2017 in Review

2017 in Review

December 27th, 2017

Here’s my very short review of the year; it won’t feature anything topical such as current affairs or any noteworthy news items, it will just be about me and...

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Tom Fogarty - Stress

Tom’s Guide to Dealing with Stress

September 10th, 2017

Modern life can be stressful for all manner of reasons – work, money, bills, relationships, housing etcetera. At times we can all get down about these common pressures –...

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World War II Stretcher Fence - Camberwell

Support Your Local Fence

August 21st, 2017

Anyone who grew up in south London (or has passed through on occasion) should be familiar with the distinctive wire fences that line the front of social housing blocks;...

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Eyeballs Graffiti - South London

I Spy… Graffiti

June 16th, 2017

Halfway through the year and I struggled to find a topic to write about this month; I’ve not been up to much recently – I’ve not been to any...

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Tom’s Taxidermy

March 15th, 2017

If like me, you have a keen interest in dead things – and more to the point – if you have always wanted to know what it’s like to...

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Tom Fogarty & Aladdin

2016 in Review (or why you shouldn’t wax your balls at home)

December 5th, 2016

I usually write a roundup of my shit life at the end of each year, and this time I’m doing it slightly earlier than usual as I’m buggering off...

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Seven Years

October 1st, 2016

Last week I received a letter from the bank informing me that I have been paying my mortgage for seven years and summarised the payments I have made thus...

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Tom Fogarty in Hackney, East London

2015 in Review

December 20th, 2015

(or to be more accurate, My Shit Life in 2015) It’s that time of year again when I like to look back and assess my achievements over the past...

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Tom Fogarty - Tight Trousers

As Old As Gold

November 7th, 2015

“Too old to Rock ‘n’ Roll, too young to die” sang Jethro Tull (the prog-rock singer, not the rotational crop farmer and inventor of the seed drill). Well I...

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Tom Fog Cocktail

Raise a Glass to Old Tom Fog

August 12th, 2015

This will probably come as a surprise to most of you, but occasionally I enjoy the odd drink or two. I don’t imbibe on a regular enough basis to...

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Smash It Up!

July 5th, 2015

Even though it’s only six months into the year, I’ve decided to make a start on one of my New Year’s Resolutions; to blog more often. My aim is to...

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2014 in Review

December 30th, 2014

I normally do a bit of a roundup at the end of each year – bringing attention to the highs (if any), and the numerous lows I’ve undoubtedly encountered...

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List Mania 9: Things To Do in Camberwell When You’re Skint

October 26th, 2014

I’m desperately trying to save money for my holiday at the moment, but this is so hard to do when living in such an expensive city as London. Based...

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Tom Fogarty - Rasputin

I’m Not Dead (part 2)

August 23rd, 2014

So, I’ve got to the age of 33 and a half, and I’m still not dead. I’ve not blogged much this year and I’m sure you’re all dying to...

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Goodbye Soho

May 19th, 2014

I like Soho. I’ve been a fan for a long time and for the last two years I’ve had the pleasure of working there (as a web developer I...

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Tom Fogarty - with beard

2013 Roundup

November 17th, 2013

I haven’t been blogging very often this year, and seeing as I’m off to Thailand in under 4 weeks – this will probably be the last chance where I...

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Sebastian Horsley - Skulls

Sebastian Horsley Exhibition – The Whoresley Show

August 21st, 2013

I went to see The Whoresley Show the other day – an exhibition dedicated to the late Sebastian Horsley – and very good it is too. It’s on at...

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Absinthe by Tom Fogarty

Tom Fog: Missing in Action

May 12th, 2013

First blog post since January. I wish I could say that I’ve been incredibly busy, doing really interesting things; but in truth, I couldn’t be arsed to write anything....

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Tom Fogarty - as a teenager

Golden Years

January 27th, 2013

I spent too much money over the Xmas period (and in the weeks leading up to it), and as a result I’ve found myself incredibly skint this month. This...

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2012 in Review

December 29th, 2012

2012 has been an eventful year, one way or another – so here’s my roundup (plus my resolutions for 2013). As mentioned in my previous entry, I went to...

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List Mania 7: Drinking

December 18th, 2012

I’ve been trying to lay off the booze recently because it’s not good my mental well-being (or my wallet). Wouldn’t it be good though to be able to keep...

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I Live in Camberwell

November 18th, 2012

It’s been a funny old weekend. On Friday night I went out and spent way too much money. Plunged into my overdraft and there’s still two weeks to go...

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Drink Up!

November 10th, 2012

I’ve been drinking quite a lot lately so I thought I’d share some of the pictures from my latest drunken (mis)adventures. I do like a drink – it has...

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London Tattoo Convention 2012

October 2nd, 2012

I went on my annual jaunt to the London Tattoo Convention on Saturday. I had the best of times and the worst of times as Dickens might say (if...

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Shitballs Weekend

June 28th, 2012

I’ve not been going out much lately. This is partly due to me trying to cut down on my drinking (but more about that in another blog post next...

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Up and Running Again

May 26th, 2012

I’ve not had time to post on here recently, mainly because the last few weeks have been very hectic – so here’s a quick update on what I’ve been...

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Pop Goes the Weasel

March 1st, 2012

There’s a pub I go to, 2 doors down from where I work. It’s called The Eagle and it’s in Shoreditch. I spend most of my money there. I...

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Dark Arts

Dark Arts

February 11th, 2012

This is a bit late (but only by about 9 months), so I thought I’d share it anyway. Back in June I went to the Modern Panic Exhibition. It...

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Brixton Bastards and Electric Wizard

October 11th, 2011

It’s been a while, but I don’t want you to forget me – so here I am blogging. I still don’t have internet access at home, so I’m sitting...

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August 21st, 2011

I’ve not been blogging much lately, mainly because of long hours in the office, and long hours in the pub – but I will try to put that right...

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London’s Burning

August 10th, 2011

Strange days in London at the moment – social uproar, fighting in streets, looting, burning buildings etcetera. Monday night was the worst, at least where I live; it seemed...

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Pilgrims Cloisters

July 12th, 2011

I found this video on YouTube, that shows where I live. It’s called Pilgrims Cloisters in Camberwell in South East London. It used to be a mental hospital for...

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The Camera Never Lies

June 15th, 2011

Everyone wants to be a looker, but some of us aren’t. Some of us are lucky, and can make up for it with banter and comedy – but the...

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Swedes in Soho

April 18th, 2011

Last Friday was a brilliant and spontaneous night; full of fun and full of excitment. I met my friend Paul after work, and we had a couple of pints...

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April 4th, 2011

I was having a walk through central London the other day, when I saw this graffiti at London Bridge and it made me really happy. Firstly, I liked it...

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That Bloody Shard

March 29th, 2011

Has a walk through central London yesterday, and walked past The Shard. This building has annoyed me from it’s outset; as far as I’m concerned, London shouldn’t be a...

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Wanna Be in My Gang?

March 23rd, 2011

When you get a tattoo done – it can be a bit like entering into a brotherhood or a secret society. Sometimes you’ll see someone – a stranger –...

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March 19th, 2011

I went into a bookies yesterday and put a bet on a horse. It was the first time I’d done this and it was like one of those rights...

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March 15th, 2011

So I’ve gone off the rails a bit lately, I’m sure you’ve already read. It started around Xmas time – I’m not a big fan of that time of...

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Joana and The Wolf – KOKO Gig

March 13th, 2011

Went to see Joana and The Wolf at KOKO last night. I thought it was a really good show – the best I’ve seen yet. Sadly I didn’t take...

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Soho Tattoo

March 6th, 2011

Got my first professionally-done tattoo of the year today. My first for about 6 months in fact. It was done by Mil at Diamond Jack’s Tattoo Studio in Soho....

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Cash Flow

March 5th, 2011

The cost of living in London is ridiculous. Granted, I have a mortgage – but my place is tiny and I do have a job, and I do freelance...

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Valentine’s Day 2011

February 14th, 2011

My favourite day of the year, this. I’m lying; it’s not and the girls at work having been getting on my nerves all day, making a big deal of...

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Waterloo Pub Crawl

February 7th, 2011

As I no longer have a Facebook account where I can post pictures (in order to prove I have friends and a social life), I thought I’d stick some...

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