Harmless Escapism: The Unravelling

Something was very clearly wrong. It was obviously Thomas Fairfax. Solutions were not immediately presenting themselves. Except for one. Flight. The lurking apathy I had battled with so un-apathetically my entire life seemed finally to be winning. Smug in its self-justifications, trending events had been indicating that direction for a while. Presently, I had very... Continue Reading →

The Island

With no apparent warning, something breached the otherwise placid waves. Offering no hope of premonitions, the entire scene was hopelessly transformed before it could possibly be comprehended. The perfect sheen over the water had burst, erupting into an ominous fountain, only momentarily concealing from the islanders the emerging threat. For centuries, the great beasts of... Continue Reading →

Visiting Cuckmere Haven beach

Cuckmere Haven Beach Visiting Cuckmere Haven beach is a wonderful and easy day out, especially for those based around London or in the south. It’s typically quieter than most alternatives, and what it lacks in reliable sandy stretches it compensates for with spectacular views of the Seven Sisters cliffs. Cuckmere Haven beach, also surrounded by... Continue Reading →

Can Jack Reacher survive the pandemic?

Will Jack Reacher be able to survive the COVID-19 pandemic? Physically, I’m sure he could survive the virus itself (it would certainly be a disappointing end to his legacy). The real question is whether his way of life is resilient enough to withstand new tests. This interesting thought experiment, interesting at least I hope to... Continue Reading →

Tales from a Tent – a new adventure!

By way of small update, I wanted to announce the launch of my second website, Tales from a Tent! For any travel or camping fans, this will represent a more focussed exploration of the topic, whereas Tom’s Tales of Woe are considerably more general. It’s taken a fair degree of effort to prepare it, though... Continue Reading →

Scuba Diving across Madagascar

What’s so great about scuba diving in Madagascar? Madagascar is an amazing country to explore. The culture is vibrant, the people are welcoming, the tropical atmosphere omnipresent. Even so, it cannot be fully appreciated without scuba diving. I posted recently on Learning to Scuba Dive in Corfu, my first introduction to diving. The reefs surrounding... Continue Reading →

Campsites set to open in the Peak District –

Is the end in sight? With UK lockdown restrictions imminently anticipated to ease, including the re-opening of campsites, I’d tentatively wager that spring planning can commence. Presently, amidst other updates, April 12th remains poised to permit self-contained accommodation, which includes campsites. With this potential in mind, where better to explore than the Peak District? This... Continue Reading →

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