Shenanigans

I think we all know that group of lads who are or were a bunch of tearaways. It’s pretty much a given that boys will wind up connecting with other boys and, together, find themselves in a host of misadventures. I was no exception to the rule. I met two of my best friends (Andy … Continue reading Shenanigans

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Embrace Thy Kingdom (A Real Life Story)

Title image from Geograph. If you read my previous real life tale, Tea Time, then you’ll know that spontaneity was something of a normalcy amongst my friends and I. Nothing quite hit the spot like venturing to a random place at the last minute in the search of shits and giggles. Expressly because of our … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Embrace Thy Kingdom (A Real Life Story)

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Tea Time (A Real Life Story)

Image header of Bispham Kitchen from Trip Advisor. I don’t remember exactly how it came about. All I know is that we were a massively spontaneous bunch back in those halcyon days. It was often we’d do things spur of the moment and this particular evening was no exception. It was November 2004 and we were … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Tea Time (A Real Life Story)

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – The Loser That Always Won: My Swimming Story Part 2

Click the link to catch up with Part 1. All names are false to protect the identities of people mentioned bar that of my son and my uncle. After claiming Club Swimmer of the Year in early 1999 (just shy of turning fifteen), little did I realise that I’d reached the peak of my career at … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – The Loser That Always Won: My Swimming Story Part 2

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – The Loser That Always Won: My Swimming Story Part 1

The following is a story of a young man. Unlike the stories I’ve shared on WordPress before today this one is non-fiction. It’s a story of a period in my life that was filled with equal parts of victorious pleasure and lonely pain. A tough period that wielded great success. That success was perhaps part … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – The Loser That Always Won: My Swimming Story Part 1