All About Caroline

…baking, books and bobbins

I am a former-bookselling,Β  moonlight-editorialising, fashion-and-fiction-writing digital marketer in the publishing sector who enjoys little as much as scouring charity shops and visiting country houses and historical hotspots.

I have a passion for craft and cooking, clothes and shopping, books and baking, and especially for bargain-hunting.

I am an ambitious crafter, and previously made and united fey folk with their rightful homes: you can follow their fairy adventures over at Down the Garden Path. I also co-founded sewing and book club, sew make believe, to further stoke my obsession with all things crafty and literary.

Currently attempting to conquer crochet and dabbling in dressmaking in the hopes of someday being able to increase my wardrobe without spending my pennies!

29 thoughts on “All About Caroline

  1. Hi Liz,

    My friend bought the dress back in October from the Newcastle upon Tyne branch of Topshop. I don’t know whther you’d be lucky now, but the details are below.

    Top Shop
    Unit 4, Whitecross Way, Eldon Square, Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 7XA
    Tel: 0191 2329934

    Hope this helps!,

  2. Caroline,
    I feel so sad about what has happened. I lost my love so many years ago and made myself avoid closeness so that I could never get hurt again. Don’t do that.

    You are beautiful and young – love again.

    Hey – I love the hands on hips pose in the hallway. The photo of your shoes is just wonderful.. take care

  3. Hello Caroline!
    Was just stopping by enjoying your blog and thought I’d say hello…I love shopping, sewing, and clothes too. πŸ™‚
    I currently live in the US but will be moving to Cornwall, England soon if all goes well! Any favorite shops in the UK you can recommend?
    ~Anna Kristine

  4. Hi Anna Kristine,

    Glad you’re enjoying the blog! I can’t say I know Cornwall very well – I’ve been a few times on holiday and there are some lovely little gift shops selling unique jewelery. Otherwise I frequent Topshop, H&M, Primark and Zara. And it’s always worth checking out the charity shops!

    Cornwall is just beautiful – lots of great surf shops too, if that’s your thing! My friend and I used to go down for the surf festival in Newquay when we were in our late teens.

    Take care and fingers crossed for you moving across the pond!

    Caroline x

  5. Lovely blog, definitely adding you to my bloglist – and i can’t believe i’m already on yours! Good lord, your bargains are lovely! You have a good eye for em don’t you? xoxo

  6. Thank you! I like to think I have an eye for them! (Now I’m chuffed someone agrees with me πŸ˜€ ) And thanks for adding me to your bloglist – I’m a fan of yours already as you see! Cx

  7. Hey Caroline,
    Thanks for the shop tips! I’ll definately be checking out the charity shops as well!
    I do love Cornwall…I’ve been there twice but both were for short stays. I’m looking forward to getting to know the area better.
    Still enjoying your blog…:)It’s great to see all your bargains and fashion. πŸ™‚ Inspires me!
    ~Anna Kristine

  8. Hey Cie

    I need you’re advice since your a fshionista and all my friends have got fed up with me asking. I need to pick a dress for grad ball but don’t have many… I have my photos up on my blog and was wondering if you could tell me if you think any of them at all could be ball-like? Oh, and hope you’re settled in!

    L xx

  9. Hey Caroline,

    This may initially sound like a bizarre comment, especially coming from someone you don’t know, so I apologise in advance, but I just wanted to thank you.

    A few months back, I was in the midst of something and I couldn’t see out of it. In my haze, I remember doing a random google search on the end of relationships and I stumbled upon your blog. Reading that someone else had been through a similar thing to me, and knowing that I wasn’t the only one who felt as though their heart was no longer beating, was a huge comfort to me. When I couldn’t think straight for the pain, I read on and saw that you had managed to come out of it and continue to live your life and become who you were meant to be.

    It’s been 7 months for me now, and I can finally say that I am beginning to see again. So, I really wanted to thank you, so much, for unbeknownst to you, your blog offered me hope admist it all and has helped me to become brave enough to open my eyes to the world once more.

    Best wishes,
    Amy at WB x

  10. Oh Amy – you’ve brought tears to my eyes.

    I’m so sorry that you had to go through such heartache. I know exactly what you mean when you say you couldn’t see out of it – and if you’re managing to move forward after only 7 months you’re doing incredibly well. I’m coming up to the one year mark now, and still struggling some of the time, but it does get easier with every week that goes by. Just give yourself all the time that you need – no matter how long that may be.

    I’m so pleased and honoured to have been able to help someone through my blog. Thank you for telling me.

    Caroline xx

  11. Hi Caroline,
    I was just reseachring book clubs for Leamington and your site came up.
    So, thought I’d let you know that we are just setting up a new book club locally. Check the Meetup website link for info.
    I think there’s also a sewing group on there so, (assuming they aren’t on the same night!!), hope that’s of use too.
    Take care

  12. Hi Caroline,

    I just came across you on Twitter and wanted to say “hello” especially as you’re a fellow Leamington-ite. πŸ™‚ Look forward to exploring your blog…

    Best wishes,

    • Hi Elizabeth – welcome along! I don’t know how I missed this earlier this year, so apologies for the late reply… Hope you enjoyed your explorations! πŸ˜€

  13. Hi. This was not a comment for any post in particular, so I thought maybe it belonged here.

    I discovered your blog a little over a month ago, have been slowly reading through your archive and all I have to say is: you’re amazing. Not just the blog itself, but, from all the stuff you shared here and that resonated with me (from books to relationships to body issues and fashion), you yourself are an inspiring, amazing person. I am happy to have found this blog.

    Very fangirlish message, but that’s how it goes.

    • C,

      Thank you so much – what a lovely, lovely comment to leave!

      I’m so grateful for these kinds of messages – to know that others are reading about my experiences and nodding along sagely is just what I hope for. And it has made me some truly excellent friends, many of whom I’ve never met In Real Life.

      I hope you’ll stick around C – you’re most welcome! πŸ˜€

  14. Hi there,

    My name is Daniel, it’s always nice to read your articles about fashion because I can relate to almost anything that you write. I would like to know more about your site. I’m trying to reach out to the fashion community, hope to hear from you soon. Thank you.

    Best Regards,

    • Hi Daniel,

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I’m not certain there’s much I can tell you that the blog doesn’t already say, though…


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