You’ve Got to Have a Dream

Tom Atkins My Great Misadventure Tom’s Blog Musings from everyone’s favourite accident-prone author. You’ve Got to Have a Dream You gotta have a dream. If you don’t have a dream, how you gonna make a dream come true? Oscar Hammerstein  It may be a simple old song with a corny title, but the sentiments are so […]

How France Invented the Party!

The Eiffel Tower with Fireworks

Do you know the real story of France’s Bastille Day and the Revolution that it celebrates? Read on to discover the gripping tale…

Le Tour de France: Tom’s Guide

Cycling around the contours of France’s wonderful countryside is one of life’s great pleasures. Read this blog to discover how Le Tour de France evolved from this gentle pastime.

Lunch with a Boa Constrictor in Singapore

Coiled Boa Constrictor with one eye open

Tom Atkins My Great Misadventure Tom’s Blog Musings from everyone’s favourite accident-prone author. Lunch with a Boa Constrictor in Singapore The nineteen eighties were a traumatic time for the British Newspaper Industry and the people working in it. Me, being one of them.  The ‘old school’ wealthy English proprietors, fed up with constantly battling with […]

The Interview

My time in Africa had resulted in bills piling up with no means of paying them. Fortunately, an interview I attended before Africa led to an opportunity I recieved for a surprising reason…

India – Still a Wonderful Place

A surprising turn of events in India in 1996 involving a bevy of celebrities. Written out of respect for the difficult time India is experiencing.

Just Call Me Lucky

a lucky cat peering in surprise

I have been an accident waiting to happen all my life! It started at the age of 2 when I gripped the heating coil of an old electric fire just after it had been switched on. What happened to my hand? Most of my inner hand and fingers on my left hand were slowly and painfully burnt off to the bone.