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 (Bolton, Lancashire to be exact), although I now live in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Other types of music I enjoy apart from Peach include Alisha's Attic, Ace of Base, my childhood love Abba, Belinda Carlisle, Dido, Dubstar, Depeche Mode, Erasure, Ether, My Life Story, Rialto, Roxette, Scarlet and Venus Hum ... to name just a few. The highlighted links are sites I've also written on three of my fave bands .

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 her ilk so I'm sticking with the oldies for now! But I'm told I'm not missing too much by friends back in the UK!

So, what else can I tell you? I'm a great reader, I love mysteries - classics like Agatha Christie and Ngaio Marsh, modern thrillers like Robin Cook, Tess Gerritsen, Michael Palmer and Harlan Coben and "romantic suspense" (the publisher's name for the genre, not mine!) like Gwen Hunter and Mary Higgins Clark.

I love TV too, although there's not a lot that's new that I currently watch. Current favourites include Friends (what to do on Thursdays now it's ended?), The Simpsons, CSI, Stargate SG-1, and 24. Old favourites (of which I'm building a huge collection on DVD!) include 60's spy thrillers like The Champions, The Avengers, Danger Man, The Persuaders!, The Saint, and anything Gerry Anderson - all the ITC classics.

I love to cook and I've been vegetarian for about 7 years now.

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!

Anyone who would like more information on Peach than is available here please feel free to email me. I'll be glad to help if I can. Or if you just want to chat about any of the above ... or compare life in England to life in the US, or anything at all ... I'd love to hear from you.

This would seem like a good time to thank those without whose help this would not have been possible ... etc etc. Thanks to Rodney Griffith for design suggestions and software training, John Cooke for his technical assistance, and Stephen Boutcher for his generous provision of time and material from his archives!

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! 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.