What is your typical day?
My typical day starts at 5am with kayak training till 7am. I have breakfast, check my diary and get the day's work underway. I'll either be shooting 7Two line-ups and promos, writing for the Daily Telegraph's Home Mag, or renovating my own home. When I’m not working I’ll be at the beach or a coffee shop with friends, putting the world to rights. Common subjects include kayaks, surf conditions, and girls (and only good things Darling). During the day I'll be continually working on my VAIO notebook to help me stay on top of things.
To hear Tom's tips on how to stay connected while trotting the globe and why he compares his Sony notebook to a new girlfriend, keep reading.
What is one piece of technology you couldn't possibly leave home without?
I couldn't leave home without my Walkman MP3 player. Music is a massive part of my life and it goes with me everywhere. When I'm training by myself, I need my Walkman MP3 player to keep me focused. It easily connects to my VAIO notebook so I can download new tunes, change playlists and re-charge. I love my PSP too, Gran Turismo can turn a long flight into an all-out 'Championship'.
What tips would you give would-be globetrotters to stay connected?
What don't I use my VAIO notebook for, should be the question! That would be much quicker to answer. I use my VAIO notebook for email, all my media storage (check out my photography blog on Yahoo!7), video production, music, watching DVDs whilst away, Skyping and staying in touch with my special peeps. I also run my own business, so having direct access to my important information is vital to running it efficiently. Running a business has to feel easy, especially when it comes to technology. My VAIO notebook allows me to follow the programs and learn, each day, about its different functions. It's like a new girlfriend! You know when you discover things about them and say 'Oh you’re really good at that!,' and 'Wow, where did you learn that?' and of course the old classic, 'Why didn't we get together sooner?’