Well, here it goes. I have been wanting to start a blog for some time and finally I am taking the plunge. It is strangely nerve wracking, but also exciting. My intention is to use this site to publish both my experiences and thoughts.

I am a foreigner living in a foreign land. My story began in Wales and continued through England and Australia. The current chapters are being lived in the Czech Republic and this is home. It is a land of both immense beauty and frustrations but I wouldn’t change a thing.My passions are my amazing bilingual children, literature, photography and music. Therefore these are some of the things I will be discussing. But I will also cover any subjects which are, in my humble opinion, worthy of discussion.

Teaching is my current profession, but only for the last 9 years. Previously I have had a variety of jobs, in different countries, and these experiences will of course inform my writing.

I feel the need to share ideas and promote discussion and any comments will be truly welcome. This is just the beginning of this journey and I will be happy to be given some direction along the way.

© Neil Hayes and neilsworldofenglish


Where to find silence? In a crazy world it seems an unattainable quest. Maybe it is not silence which we really crave, but just the chance to sit and listen. Listen to the hum of the world without distraction. When alone in nature it is the knock of the woodpecker that I am awaiting, not a wall of silence.

via Daily Prompt: Silence

© Neil Hayes and neilsworldofenglish