An Apology to the Staff and Management at Old Ball

Every now and again, I can get carried away whilst writing. Perhaps it’s the novelist in me wishing to be entertaining and flamboyant. The problem with it is that, when writing non-fiction, facts must be adhered to. Feelings are going to be present, but feelings simply mustn’t be communicated as facts if they aren’t. I … Continue reading An Apology to the Staff and Management at Old Ball

Goodbye, Paul.E.Bailey’s World…

Just like that, the change has been made. Paul.E.Bailey’s World still spins, but with a different name. Let’s face it; there’s never been a less popular time to be an average, white man. Women hate us. Homosexuals hate us. The transgendered hate us. Muslims hate us. Hindus hate us. Black people hate us. Hispanic people … Continue reading Goodbye, Paul.E.Bailey’s World…

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Five Stupid/Pointless Things I’d Do if Money Was No Object and I Had Too Much Time on My Hands

As it’s April 1st I feel some foolishness is in order. I’ve been a bit too serious of late and would like to drag things back to a more shallow and humorous note. Let’s face it; we’ve all thought about what we’d do if we came into an obscene amount of money. Here in Britain, I … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Five Stupid/Pointless Things I’d Do if Money Was No Object and I Had Too Much Time on My Hands

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Calling Papua New Guinea

Title image includes images from Smartraveller and Wikipedia. From the top I would just like to say that this post is nothing but a whole bunch of nonsense and I am literally only writing it for the sake of doing so because it’s in my head. I recently purchased the game Dead Island for my … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Calling Papua New Guinea

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

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Living the Dream Part 5 (Locations)

Welcome to the fifth instalment of the series that takes a deeper look into my story writing and reading ventures past, present and future. I had actually intended to do this one as part four, but decided to run with editing for that one instead. I think it’s a fairly obvious thing to say that … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Living the Dream Part 5 (Locations)

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Ashton-under-Lyne and the Prodigal Son

It matters not where any of us were born and raised. Every single one of us feels some kind of connection with the town in which we grew up; for better or worse. I’m no exception to the rule. You cannot be an Ashtonian and feel nothing for Ashton-under-Lyne. I feel an awful lot for … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Ashton-under-Lyne and the Prodigal Son