About Karen

I am defiantly still climbing the hill and sure someone is pushing me back down! But that’s another story, I will come onto later. Are you climbing or over the hill? I’ve never really liked that saying. Are you rolling down it or have you been pushed and how do you know if your going up or down.

I am a Nan to 10 and sure there will be more, the eldest being 20. I know, I don’t look old enough! Ok, maybe I do with no make-up on. I live with the cat, Peaches, by the sea in Kent.

This is my first time at blog writing and one of those New Year Resolutions that we all make but very rarely do, but I am proving them wrong, well on this one so far. I aim to bring you fun and laughter from holidays to dating and even gardening with a few reviews along the way.

I am also writing a book and some short stories, not as easy as what I thought. It’s hard work calling yourself a writer, yes that is my official title now. I will try my best to fit it all in, not sure about updating blog three times a day!

They say I’m in my prime of life, oh no! that’s the 40’s what shall we call the 50’s? That’s the first thing you have to comment about, all answers read and will pick the best for this blog. The prize being, you get to see your name in print and add a helping hand to spread the word about Karen’s World.

I was going to tell you all about myself but I think I will do that in stages as I don’t want to bore you and I’m sure I can think of someway of making my life sound interesting and full of drama, mm do we need drama?




  1. kaskent
    10th July 2018 / 8:34 pm

    Thank you x

  2. 7th July 2018 / 8:28 am

    That’s a gorgeous cat.

  3. 4th April 2018 / 3:04 pm

    Hi Tony, so pleased you enjoyed my blog x

  4. 4th April 2018 / 9:52 am

    HI, Karen! Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post on whether sleep habits change for seniors. I am enjoying my visit to yours. Welcome to the blogosphere!

  5. 4th March 2018 / 11:40 pm

    Hi Trina, your welcome πŸ™ love your blog name x

  6. 4th March 2018 / 10:10 pm


    Thank you so much for finding my blog and following me. Look forward to getting to know you


  7. 24th January 2018 / 1:29 pm

    HI Karen, I run a hypnotherapy practice in Folkestone, I’d like to offer you a one hour session (on anything you like) in return for a write up on your blog….if you think that would interest you let me know!


  8. 20th January 2018 / 9:47 pm

    Not sure why this did not say it was me lol πŸ˜‚ sorry x

  9. Anonymous
    20th January 2018 / 9:05 pm

    I am sorry but I will have to say no to this, I really don’t like the sound of my voice which is also why I do not do any voice requests. x

  10. Clare
    15th January 2018 / 3:42 pm

    Hi Karen
    Hope this finds you well? I’d like to invite you to do a guest reading for my Sunday Story Time. It would be a pleasure to have you and I’m sure you have plenty of experience being a Nan to 8 children.

    We do a live reading at 6:45pm in my Members Group

    It can be any children’s book of your choosing – The Story is roughly 15 minutes long.

    Looking forward to hearing from you

  11. 31st March 2017 / 2:06 pm

    Hi, that would be great. I will give you a ring next week x

  12. 30th March 2017 / 2:49 pm

    Hi Karen,

    Would love for you to come and visit Exotic Fusion beauty salon in Folkestone for a review on your blog. http://www.exoticfusion.co.uk, please contact for more info (I cannot find your email).


  13. 8th September 2016 / 9:28 pm

    Ar thank you so much, it really means a lot when people comment. Have you seen my website? I do it myself and in the process of updating with all the book reviews. http://karensworld.writer.co.uk
    You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest. xx

  14. 8th September 2016 / 7:50 pm

    Thank you for “Following” my blog – makes me feel bad that it’s comatose at the moment, Your site is a delight to visit.

  15. 21st August 2016 / 9:56 pm

    Thank you xx

  16. 21st August 2016 / 9:49 pm

    Thanks for liking my post! Love the variety of your reviews!! <3

  17. 1st January 2016 / 9:22 pm

    Looking forward to reading all what you write. Happy new year x

  18. Thank you so much for following my blog, I’m honored! As a fellow writer, I wish you the best and look forward to reading more of your posts and also any books you create. Hope you enjoy comments as much as I do. Blessings,

  19. 28th November 2015 / 6:44 pm

    I will take a look xx

  20. 28th November 2015 / 6:35 pm

    Glad our paths have crossed–humor & serious posts–good combination! Your like in one of my odd posts was just found. that post was posted back in June and, how you happened to click on it? You so especial! lol
    Anyhow, Power From On High! is now offered for free, just in case you want to download it & honor me with the reading & commenting on it. OK? πŸ™‚ https://thiasjournal.wordpress.com/2015/11/24/hooray-hooray-decision-time-has-come-thanks-my-father/

  21. 19th September 2015 / 7:05 am

    Love your blog, so interesting X

  22. 17th September 2015 / 9:47 pm

    Very nice blog! come visit me some time please!

  23. 20th July 2015 / 9:21 am


  24. 19th July 2015 / 6:00 pm

    Thank you Jane xx

  25. 19th July 2015 / 5:02 pm

    Congrats, well deserved πŸ™‚

  26. 18th July 2015 / 9:01 pm

    Arrr thank you so much Jenny xxx

  27. 26th February 2015 / 2:03 pm

    Thank you, hope you come back again or keep a look out on fb for posts x

  28. 26th February 2015 / 1:53 pm

    very good blog, most interesting and entertaining!

  29. 24th February 2015 / 8:15 am

    Thank you very much, it’s always good to hear that. I will have a smile on my face all day x

  30. 29th September 2014 / 8:50 pm

    Hi Dorne, sorry it has taken me a while to get back to you but I went on holiday and didn’t do hardly any writing! First of all thank you so much for the award it will be a pleasure to accept it. I will get onto that as soon as I can. I am so pleased you are enjoying my ramblings and keeping you entertained. Thank you xxx

  31. 7th September 2014 / 3:26 pm

    Hi Karen,
    Your blog is truly inspirational and I’d like to nominate you for the Very Inspiring Blog Award. I’m on with posting the rules etc on my blog at the moment and it will, of course include a link to your blog.
    Hope you’ll be able to accept it and I look forward to reading your future posts.

  32. 14th August 2014 / 7:33 pm

    Hi Nanny Cool, pleased to be here. I found you through fellow blogger Write Dorne. I too am climbing that hill, and have my own blog called Penguins Waddle if you’d like to join me on there

  33. 4th May 2014 / 12:29 pm

    I’m sure that will not be a problem, I have many varied interests despite my blog being non-fiction history.

  34. 4th May 2014 / 12:28 pm

    Thank you so much for stopping by and reading, I hope I keep you entertained x

  35. 4th May 2014 / 12:24 pm

    It’s a pleasure to meet you.

  36. 17th April 2014 / 8:45 am

    Your welcome, hope you visit too x

  37. 16th April 2014 / 10:29 pm

    Thank you so much, glad your enjoying it xx

  38. 16th April 2014 / 10:27 pm

    I really liked your “about”. I am following your blog now.

  39. 18th March 2014 / 8:25 pm

    I think we all end up liking our own company as we get older. Not much time for all the rubbish of living with someone else and having to compromise all the time. Pleasing oneself is great fun once the old learned behaviour has been ‘unlearned.’ LOL…happy single days to you πŸ™‚

  40. 18th March 2014 / 3:51 pm

    Oh dear, how you must miss them, I went to Spain and bought a bar a few years ago (in my 40’s lol) but missed the grandchildren too much and came home. I am definitely enjoying life in my 50’s but think that is because I am happy living on my own! Xx

  41. 18th March 2014 / 3:49 pm

    Thank you so much, it’s nice to support other bloggers and writers xx

  42. 18th March 2014 / 11:30 am

    Thanks for popping in to my blog again. Appreciated. I don’t think I am over the hill, having just had my 62nd birthday. I am just getting into my stride. Life used to being at 40 but I actually think it begins at 50 now and although I have no idea where the last 40 years have gone, consider myself still young and active and able and with lots of go still in me. I too am a Nanna – a boy 8, girl 6 and little boy 4 (soon) and they live 6,000 miles away now I have moved back to the UK so I don’t get to see them that often now. I am sure they would keep me on my toes. Do keep writing and blogging; it is good for you and do write that book! πŸ™‚

  43. 18th March 2014 / 9:01 am

    Hi! thanks for passing by my blog and congrats for your!

  44. 10th March 2014 / 3:40 pm

    Hope so πŸ™‚

  45. 2nd March 2014 / 1:04 pm

    Hope so – have a great week πŸ™‚

  46. 2nd March 2014 / 12:32 pm

    Thank you for stopping by, see you again soon xx

  47. 2nd March 2014 / 12:22 pm

    Having a good look round and reading what I find with interest. Thanks so much for finding me and leading me here and for your kind words on my author blog and posts. Lovely to meet you and we must natter again soon πŸ™‚

  48. 3rd February 2014 / 12:06 am

    Hi hun, hope your ok and not working to hard. It sounds like you better get my posts emailed straight to your in-box!! Lol. Happy New Year to you both, let’s hope it’s a good one for us writers. Xx

  49. 2nd February 2014 / 4:38 am

    Hello Karen, I hope that you are well and that you had a great Christmas. Happy New Year too! I haven’t really had the chance to be on this blog much recently, but I just wanted to pop by and say hello! I hope to catch up with your posts soon, I’ve missed out on so much! xx

  50. 30th January 2014 / 10:29 pm

    Thank you, glad your enjoying reading it xx

  51. 27th January 2014 / 12:10 pm

    Nice to meet you and what a great blog! Good luck with your book and short stories! πŸ™‚

  52. 2nd December 2013 / 9:26 am

    Well, erm… Hey that
    would be telling πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ lmao
    Let us just say, that there
    is always room for wicked
    and very naughty fun πŸ˜‰ lol

    I hope that the latter is
    already playing out for you πŸ™‚
    Be good, be naughty and
    above all…

    Behave yourself πŸ™‚ lol

    Andro xxxx

  53. 30th November 2013 / 5:48 pm

    Are you filling your time with lots of naughtiness? Xx

  54. 30th November 2013 / 3:13 pm

    I haven’t been visiting much I know and just posting a few bits and pieces, hopefully I will be able to call in a lot more in the New Year πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Hey have a wicked weekend πŸ˜‰

    Andro xxxx

  55. 29th November 2013 / 10:36 am

    Hello stranger, not seen you about for a bit, have you been having lots of fun and being bad? Lol
    My weekend won’t be naughty but it will be very nice as got my grandaughter Izzy coming to stay, we will be making cakes, watching films, doing our nails and all things girly.
    If you can’t be good be careful lol. N.C xx

  56. 29th November 2013 / 10:32 am

    I am just calling in to wish you a
    happy Friday and of course a wicked
    weekend Nanny Cool πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Have lots of fun but be good, like me πŸ˜‰ lol

    Andro xxxx

  57. 1st November 2013 / 6:32 pm

    Great – I look forward to reading it! πŸ™‚

  58. 31st October 2013 / 8:46 pm

    Hi Jade, feeling much better now. Many thanks for the award, I will see what I can come up with xxx

  59. 26th October 2013 / 10:20 pm

    Hi Karen, I’ve finally got enough time to go back through your archive and catch up with Nanny Cool news! I think I’m about 4 months behind! xxx

  60. 16th September 2013 / 8:35 pm

    Arrrrr thank you Jenny, your just too nice. I’m just glad you like to read it xxxx

  61. 6th August 2013 / 11:03 am

    I have already been published but I am yet to break into the big time, where all the money is πŸ™‚ lol

    The best way to write is not to worry about anything and just keep on working towards richer goals, there are no time limits and never be disappointed if a book gets knocked back by someone, it is only one opinion my friend and who knows, the next person that reads it could hold the breakthrough that we writers are looking for πŸ™‚

    Even some best sellers have been through the knock back stages before finding fame so that is definitely something to think about πŸ™‚

    Have fun today Nanny Cool πŸ™‚

    Andro xxx

  62. 6th August 2013 / 10:57 am

    Keep at it, a lot of the authors I spoke to last week all had an awful time before publication and it came when they were older, which I guess I can understand as we all have more life experiences. Which is good as it gives us hope lol x

  63. 6th August 2013 / 10:51 am

    Yes and the sooner the better πŸ˜‰
    There must be at least twenty best
    sellers sitting on my desk at this
    very moment…

    Hmm… I wish πŸ˜‰ lmao

    Andro xxx

  64. 6th August 2013 / 10:49 am

    One day we will both be famous! xx

  65. 6th August 2013 / 10:47 am

    I live in West Yorkshire but I never add my exact
    location on the Internet, it is just my own rule πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Have a delightful time today
    Nanny Cool and be good, just
    like me πŸ˜‰

    Andro xxx

  66. 6th August 2013 / 10:44 am

    Thank you for your kind thoughts on my writing, to be honest I have never had any problems thinking about a title or writing any kind of script regardless of genre, I guess with a statement like that you will be thinking that I should be producing books every other month πŸ™‚ But in reality the publishing side is an obstacle that all of us writers stumble upon, well unless one is rich of course and then those books are written by someone of little importance and as a result the celebrity gets all the fame, life is like that so there is no point in being upset about it.

    For the most of us getting published is a bit of a minefield, especially if one wants to be published via publishing houses instead of the Indie route. Some time ago the idea of self publishing was a definite mistake as vanity presses are not the answer for getting work published properly, however with the growth of Internet publishing and now that Indie sensation it is getting much more recognised, and so is a valid way of publishing one’s work, but don’t be over enthusiastic about this route unless you are willing to market your book once it has hit the press. It takes a vast amount of work to maintain this kind of book publishing idea, and marketing does not come easy, it takes a vast amount of effort but worth it with a high calibre manuscript, one that everyone will want to read I mean πŸ™‚

    Okay enough said… Have a truly exciting Tuesday Nanny Cool and keep writing, as with any book worth its salt there is a massive amount of hard work that goes into it and I wish you very well with your own quest for fame and fortune, it really can happen πŸ™‚

    Andro xxx

  67. 6th August 2013 / 10:07 am

    I must confess that I was reading posts in bed and getting sleepy. I like your posts, you are a very good descriptive writer. Do the scripts come to you easily?
    It’s another glorious day in Folkestone, lots of sun and not a breath of wind. Where do you live? Am I being nosey lol xx.

  68. 6th August 2013 / 1:05 am

    Thank you for reading my latest script ‘A Knight of Love’ Nanny Cool and if you were not able to comment then you are not the only one as some more of my friends have brought it to my attention that they are unable to add their thoughts to my scripts.

    Don’t worry though as I am not big on the statistics side of things and I always know when someone adds a ‘Like’ to one of my scripts so no problem my friend, I am just pleased that you called in for a read πŸ™‚

    Andro xxx

  69. 3rd August 2013 / 2:02 pm

    Thank you for stopping by, hope to see you again. xx

  70. 29th July 2013 / 9:01 am

    So pleased you enjoyed it, thank you for visiting. I have a website at nannycool.com
    Karen x

  71. 29th July 2013 / 3:11 am

    The fifties are great! Well, mostly, but the pain is troublesome at times. Love your Peaches and your view. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I enjoyed wandering around your pages as well. πŸ™‚ Karen

  72. 8th July 2013 / 10:24 pm

    Yes and me too πŸ™‚ lol

    Andro xx

  73. 8th July 2013 / 5:46 pm

    I will try not to be too naughty lol x

  74. 8th July 2013 / 10:31 am

    The fifties are for the wicked, naughty and sublime,
    well i only said πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ Sorry for being so familiar on my
    first visit to your Space but at least I am honest πŸ™‚

    Have a wonderful start to your week Nanny Cool πŸ™‚


  75. 22nd April 2013 / 1:44 am

    Thank you xx

  76. 19th April 2013 / 10:46 pm

    Karen, I think age is just a number but the 50’s are a really cool decade so I guess being in your fifties just makes you all so much more….MORE? I sound like the mad hatter don’t I? LOL! Thanks for the comment and like on my blog though. I like yours too and will be back to visit often. Ciao.

  77. 18th March 2013 / 1:42 am

    no problem! πŸ™‚

  78. 18th March 2013 / 1:41 am

    Thank you so much x

  79. 17th March 2013 / 11:14 pm

    wonderful blog, I truly enjoyed reading this! πŸ™‚

  80. 7th March 2013 / 12:09 am

    You’re very welcome, I think your blog is fab! x

  81. 7th March 2013 / 12:08 am

    Thank you so much, I am so happy x

  82. 4th March 2013 / 11:01 am

    Fun, is what keeps us going or is it just the thought of all the fun we could have? Lol thank you for following x

  83. 4th March 2013 / 1:16 am

    At 52, I do have my days when I feel like I’m climbing that hill, thanks to the back, the knees, the hips. But, if it weren’t for them, and if properly challenged, I’d happily and playfully roll down the hill as I did in my youth – girls just want to have fun at any age!

  84. 27th February 2013 / 11:37 am

    pleased to meet you πŸ™‚ Ceri

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