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 – A Little Help from Myself…

Hello friends, bloggers and nosey people who pop by to spy on how my life is going. You know you’re out there… Okay, I’ll get right to the crux here. A while back (November 2nd 2016 to be precise), I typed up a post named A Little Help from Your Friends... where I called out those … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – A Little Help from Myself…

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Living the Dream Part 8 (For the Love)

Of late I’ve been really struggling to come up with a theme for this particular blog series. Those who have been keeping up with Living the Dream will know that it centres around my past, present and future as a reader and writer and has encompassed many themes that centre around all of those things. … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Living the Dream Part 8 (For the Love)

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 – Living the Dream Part 6 (Confidence & Paranoia)

Any Red Dwarf fans amongst you may notice the subject of this post is the title of an episode from series one. I felt it was an apt title. I touched on confidence as being intermittently linked with motivation in Living the Dream Part 3. It’s true; I think the pair go hand in hand. … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Living the Dream Part 6 (Confidence & Paranoia)

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