Caroline was just 16 when she first got addicted on a street corner by the arcade in Penarth in 1989.
"I got addicted on a street corner, by the arcade in Penarth to be honest. I think the year was 1989 or thereabouts, I was only sixteen, yes, sweet sixteen! A phone number and about a couple of weeks later I was hooked!
We travelled together me and my habit, island-hopped: Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, camping on Fuerteventura with Suzy dog. Sunny times, making friends and enjoying the island life. Snorkelling, swimming, surfing and boogie boarding...raving, dancing and staying up all night just to watch the sun rise. Such great times that seem just a lifetime away now.
1996 - a baby boy called Ben and back in Britain, homeless but happy. Got a council place and nappies and bottles takeover but I'm still addicted... now I always will be. Years pass and Ben started full-time school seems like I had to educate myself now too. Seven years later rough times, writing my dissertation and burning the midnight oil for deadlines, my habit helped me through all of this...always there to pick me up.
2004 and another baby boy, this one called Sam, cheeky monkey number two. Its nearly seventeen years since I got addicted...years go by so fast. We're both working now, building careers and our family together, I know that me and my addiction will continue to turn corners and grow old together...I love you Brad, you're the best habit a girl could have and you're something I'll never give up!"