A Different Spectrum
I have always thought that I have viewed the world using a different spectrum. At one end I miss the things that are blindingly obvious to anyone else. At the other I see things that other miss. So my take on the world is a little askew – if not sometimes weird. So this blog reflects that. As do my works – my novel, my short stories and my poetry.
So What’s it All About
Here you will find dreams. Dreams of a family who have been through joy and loss. A family who journey continues. Dreams that we have achieved and some we still strive for.
As well as the dreams of the family there are my individual dreams here, likewise – those I still strive for and those I have tucked under my belt. But there’s more – there are the dreams of my mind – escaping into the world.
For writing IS magic. It can create new worlds, new scenes, new landscapes, new people – things that never existed until we created them – the writer and the reader and that magic connection between them. So there’s plenty of poetry here as well as some short stories, excerpts of longer work and books. There’s also a smattering of photography.
I suppose that is what drive me here – I don’t want to spend my life as just a consumer – I want to be a creator too. And as I am hopeless with my hands – I had better try using my mind.
So together – writers and readers – dream hard, dream sweet, dream hot, dream serene but whatever you do – dream on!
Who Are We
We are thehouseofbailey. The family is made up of.
I. Scott, born in 1969, just before the space age officially started. I am a web developer by day, husband, Dad and amateur writer by night/weekend. Dabble in photography but writing is my main “hobby”. Don’t get enough time for either. Reading is also a big part of my life and has been a big influence.
Rachel, born in 1971. We met initially at our mutual place of work. We didn’t actually get together until after I had left that workplace. Rachel is a wonderful mum who has now left work also to retrain for a career in child care.
Alexander. Our son, born in April 2009 and the greatest gift we could have. Bright bubbly and full of life. Wears us out constantly but we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Lucas Henry Bailey. Our second son who was born 2012 but tragically was lost to us only six hours later. Although his life was short he will always still be a part of our family and never forgotten.