About Me

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Welcome to my blog!

I’m Caroline – I’m 46, and I live in a small market town in South Devon, with my (mostly lovely,  but sometimes grumpy) husband, our (typically teenage) 14-year-old son, two cats – Ron (highly strung) & Reg (not very bright, but lovable), and one tortoise, Freddie (currently M.I.A – we think he’s gone a-wandering under the fence into the woods).

I started writing my blog in mid-2008, really as an online diary for myself, but then people started reading – I still can’t believe people are interested in what I have to say! – and I have made lots of lovely friends through blogging and, more recently, vlogging on You Tube.

I love cooking, crochet, second-hand shopping, reading, exotic holidays, photography, organising and generally bossing my family around.  I hate disloyalty, bad/rude drivers, people who are always late, discourtesy from anybody in a customer service job, and rain.  I’d probably dislike rain a bit less if we didn’t have quite so much of it in the UK.

Home is where my heart is: welcome to my world.

27 thoughts on “About Me

  1. so how are you finding wordpress? do you have to pay for it? everyone seems to be going to wordpress these days! I like the new layout.

  2. I surfed into your blog from Angie in Yanchep. Really enjoyed it. I used to live in a small village in South Devon before I met my husband and moved to the US 33 years ago. Just wanted to say hello.

    • Hi Denise – thanks for visiting – it’s always lovely to read comments from new visitors. Small world re the village in Devon thing – were you anywhere near Newton Abbot by any chance?

  3. I lived along the ring road in Marldon 🙂 Sorry I am so late getting back to you but am just getting back to normal after son’s wedding. When I went back home my Dad always picked us up at the Newton Abbot train station. We would fly into Healthrow and catch the train down from Reading. I always knew I was getting closer to home when I would be able to see the ocean.

  4. Hiya Caroline

    I am pretty new to this blog thing. It’s been really interesting starting to read what other women are interested in. I used to be a big ebayer and have really got to get back into selling again. You have inspired me to get back on it!


    • Hi Tracey – thanks for visiting my blog. I love selling on Ebay – I make quite a good amount of money from it now, and I’m my own boss! What could be better? Hope you get back into the swing of selling again soon. Caroline x

  5. Hi Caroline,

    Your blog is absolutely amazing. I stumbled on it a couple of weeks back and have been hooked ever since. I envy you for your car boot sales. I wish we had them here in India too 😦 😦

    Anyways, your blog has inspired me to write again, which I’ll soon (hopefully)

    Thanks for the boost..
    P.S. Your book list is impressive. I think one of the first things that I plan to do is create my own 🙂

  6. Hi,

    Just came across you on Twitter when I was looking for people who are into candles. We have sold Lily Flame candles for some years now but have recently started selling more of the new Bomb Cosmetics candles. They are packaged very similarly to Lily Flame but last for 10 hours longer (45 hours versus 35 hours for Lily Flame) and they cost the same from our web site … just £6.25 per candle. You can see the whole range here :-


    Hope you don’t mind me contacting you like this – I don’t intend to do the hard sell but we really think Bomb candles are nicer than Lily Flame and better value !

    Regards, Andrew.

  7. Hi! Love the blog! Thinking about moving to N.A. from Surrey – do you mind if I ask you for a little inside knowledge: who lives there? What is it really like?
    Thank you!

  8. Hi Caroline.

    I’m from NYC and just came across your blog. Absolutely loved it. Very honest and refreshing. Is there an email address to email you at?


    • Hi Jay – thanks, so glad you enjoyed it. You can message me through my blog’s Facebook page (link on the upper right hand corner of the page). Best wishes – Caroline

  9. Hi Caroline,

    I love your blog please please please can you help! Iv started reselling clothes and my items are not selling very well is there any tips that you can give me on reselling clothes please as I don’t really know what I’m doing wrong.

    I look forward to your reply.

    Many thanks 🙂

    • Hi there – good photographs, competitive pricing, appropriate keywords will all help. Watch Treasure Pirate, Fake Rachel and Carla Jenkins on YouTube, they’re all great clothing resellers. Best of luck 🙂

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