I am not a big drinker, for a number of reasons. I couldn’t afford it! I can’t take it. I very rarely get the chance. Well, I had the chance this weekend. And I needed it. It’s been trying. My wife has been unwell, her heart condition being exacerbated by viruses and colds. We have … Continue reading Beers Against Adversity
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “We Can Be Taught!.” I had a few good teachers but not many. And those that tried were wading against a tide of social programming. So school was not that productive for me. I left with few qualifications and no direction. I drifted – pushed by financial necessity … Continue reading The Best Teachers?
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Fight or Flight.” The Shadow of Fear By Scott Bailey © 2015 Flight or fight They say But that first day The looming shadow The bully I was pinned Couldn’t run Couldn’t fight Jellified with fear Neither response available For many years That shadow stalked me Until one … Continue reading The Shadow of Fear
Last night we had rain in biblical quantities. Hard, heavy rain that made a noise like hailstones. I didn’t really give it a thought. Unusual for the time of year – even in Britain – but not unheard of. So when Rachel woke me up at 2.30am to investigate the sound of running water I … Continue reading Floods and Frogs
So Alexander has been entertaining us in many ways. First he delighted us my writing and singing a song to nanny. The proclaimed that “Snowflakes have children’s wishes in!” Lovely. Then to add to that I was talking to him about school. I asked him what they had been doing. He said that the two … Continue reading The Entertainer
As Alexander has his last day at nursery today. A short break of a few weeks then he is off to school…