Caroline Griffith

Hello to anyone curious enough to stumble here and welcome to the site!

I was born and grew up in the north of England, although I now live in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Other types of music I enjoy apart from My Life Story include Ace of Base, Alisha's Attic, my childhood love Abba, Belinda Carlisle, Dido, Dubstar, Depeche Mode, Erasure, Ether, Natalie Imbruglia, Peach, Rialto, Roxette and Scarlet.

Several of these are now defunct of course, but being here in the US I'm pretty much cut off from hearing new music from the UK, and radio playlisting formats here are so tightly controlled and formatted I rarely hear anything apart from Bratney Loopez and the other pretty blonde clones and pretty boy bands, etc. so I'm sticking with the oldies for now!

But hey, BBC America is now showing Top of The Pops!! Now I can see what I'm missing, or perhaps more accurately what I'm fortunate enough to have emigrated from, as one of my friends put it! (Update: since I wrote this, it's been taken off the air over here, so I'm back to relying on friends' recommendations for new music).

Still, it's was nice to now know what people were talking about for a while!

I've recently been in contact with several old school friends thanks to the website and it's quite funny how some people think I've changed and others don't ... the photo above is a couple of years old (1999 I think it was taken) , just add a few more wrinkles (and pounds!) <grin>. I've put a photo montage below of how I looked in my school days, so you be the judge! The one of the left shows me at around 11, the middle one around 16 and the final one 18.

So hello to any old Crompton Fold Junior School and Smithills Moor Grammar School alumni who find me here!

Anyone who would like more information on My Life Story than is available here please feel free to mail me, I'll be glad to help if I can. Or if you just want to chat about any of the above ... I'd love to hear from you.

Thanks again for your visit, hope you had fun! Oh and enjoy the new photo gallery below!

With my best friend Valerie (taken on a trip to England in 2001)

Above - on honeymoon in Oahu, Hawaii.

Left - with my Mum in England, 2001.

Right - me about to be mobbed by a herd of hungry deer!

Taken at Marlineland, Niagara Falls, Canada, 2002.

Niagara Falls, Canada, is one of the loveliest places I've ever seen. It was just awesome.

My pictures don't do it justice - but I tried to capture the spectacle of mist rising hundreds of feet into the air over the horseshoe falls and the beauty of a rainbow glittering over the American falls.