Do Not Approach This Man…

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. Despite having 9 months left to go on my previous one I

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Norwood Cemetery (with photos)

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” thing I do after all, and I think it is important

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New Year’s Resolutions 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 next 12 months and make my new year’s resolutions. 1. Smoking

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2017 in Review

Tom Fogarty: 2017 in Review

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 my year. And it will be short because I’ve done fuck

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Tom’s Guide to Dealing with Stress

Tom Fogarty - Stress

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 – it’s a natural response to genuine or perceived crises that we

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Support Your Local Fence

World War II Stretcher Fence - Camberwell

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; they are very unusual in design, yet somehow manage to be

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I Spy… Graffiti

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 gigs or seen any new films – and I didn’t want

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Tom’s Taxidermy

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 try taxidermy, read on… Bart’s Pathology Museum houses over 5,000 medical

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

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 to Vietnam for a month in just a few days time.

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Seven Years

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 far. This was a bit of a surprise to me as

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