The Journal by TWC is exactly that, a Journal of a life, of sorts, a collection of articles written and curated by Thomas W Coombs esq. About topics that many of us love and enjoy. From fashion to cocktails, from travel to wine and some of the simple things in life in between, like literature, photography and film.

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Issue 6; Prague, One City, Two Landscapes

by T W Coombs

Three nights in Prague is about the right amount of time, the city is like many metropolitan landscapes, busy, shops, high buildings, and cars.  But Prague has two sides.

Issue 5; Lest We Forgot

By T W Coombs

Today is about remembrance of the fallen, the men and women who allow us to have the way of life we enjoy so much.

Issue 5; A Thousand Small Explosions by John Marrs -The Review

by T W Coombs

If you could take a test that matched you with the love of your life no matter who they were, where they were from, or age, or race, would you? And what effect would it have on you? Well that is what the third book by author and freelance writer John Marrs is all about.

Issue 5; Has It Been This Long

by T W Coombs

May?! Bloody May! I have to be possibly the worst blogger known to man, woman and child.  Now I have been writing a lot, in fact I have been writing every other day.  Mostly music reviews and have just done the first draft of the first editorial for Genius Babble Music where I am Editor and Chief Reviewer.  I have been so busy with all this I have not had time to write anything else.  

Issue 5; The Luxury Tracksuit - The Line is Drawn

By T W Coombs

This is the time when me and the fashion industry do not see eye to eye and I do not get the dedication and love for what they are showing at the big fashion house shows.  As you can probably guess by the title I am talking of the high fashion tracksuit that has hit this year.  I just don’t get it.

Issue 4; The Humble Watch - Practical and Fashionable for a Normal Price

By T W Coombs

How many times have you been perusing your favourite magazine and they have a section on the new and must have watches and one has taken your eye, then you see the tag.  Like many I would love to own a selection of watches worth thousands of pounds a piece. A collection full of Rolex, Tag and Patek Philippe, but against popular belief freelance writers do other things to sustain the writing part so paying loads of money on watches sadly is not something easily done.

Issue 4; Sun, Sea and the Cosmo Count

By T W Coombs (photo credits to @gracecmbs)

At Dreams Resort and Spa in La Romana you have the choice of seven restaurants and 5 bars with three evening bars. So as you can imagine the heart and liver are about to take a mild kicking. But if you want to keep slightly healthier then there is a well equipped gym to burn off the overindulged night before. We never tried the gym but did look at it once.

Issue 4; Shame About The Extra Stuff - Batman V Superman

by T W Coombs

I love a film, whether epic, action or comic book fun and I am also a great fan of Batman and Superman.  So with this, I would like to go against the reviewing fraternity and say I really liked Batman V Superman but you can leave the shoe horned in extra bits, as they are pointless.

Issue 4; The Honeymoon without the Wedding

By T W Coombs (Photo Credit to @gracecmbs)

Nine hours from the cold wintry wet weather of home finds me and my other half in the Caribbean and the Dominican Republic to fill our lives with sun, sand and mixology.

Issue 3; Writing and the Motivational Demons

by T W Coombs

This is not about writing in general or I wouldn't be writing this blog if it was, this instalment is the thoughts of a writer who has two book projects jammed in his head but needs to finish the d├ębut novel to make room for the other idea to develop.  This is about the five year project that has stalled and why and how my idea on it may help you.

Issue 3; Chaps Male Grooming, Canterbury - The Review

by T W Coombs

The Review, a series of reviews showcasing the places to go and the things to do in and around Faversham, leave your comments at the bottom if you wish.

Everyone is looking for something different, a thing to experience, and for once we are not looking to the future and technology we are looking to the past and some just to the present, the here and now.

One thing that every man should experience at least once is a cut throat shave at a barbers.  These days it is called a traditional shave, but it was just a shave, you are just not doing it yourself at home quickly before you head off to work covered in cuts.  It entails different sections and is relaxing and is certainly a treat, but one that won't break your bank.  The question you have to make sure you get right is where to go? Don’t just rock up at a barbers and get one, you really need to know that they are well skilled, as they are holding a very sharp blade to your throat, so choose wisely.

Issue 3; The TV Evolution - Creating Zombies

By T W Coombs

Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire and Breaking Bad are just three of the huge television shows that have come out over the last few years or so. They have swept across many nations leaving bewildered television watchers behind, but yet more is to come from Games of Thrones and new shows are coming all the time.  Now this would not have caused such an issue ten years ago but we don’t live in a world of once a week programming we live in the new era of television, it has evolved into a much bigger beast.  With the mass marketing of Netflix, Now TV, Amazon Prime and others, we may be creating what we fear the most, our own Zombie apocalypse.

Issue 3; New Year, New You

By T W Coombs

Welcome to 2016 you lovely lot, let begin with how New Year always begins.

We have over indulged, sang Auld Lang Syne, kissed a couple of strangers and have what for many is the worst hangover in all of time, well, until next year and we sit and think we should now work to improve ourselves.