Thoughts before Breakfast is full of wit and wisdom, and is a delightfully easy to read book about spiritual awareness.
Carole was born in 1950 and grew up in Bristol, England. She is one of ten children; she is the seventh child and the second born of twin girls. Carole enjoyed growing up in a big family and had an imaginary black bag where she would mentally store all the precious memories and lessons that her parents and many siblings had provided her with over the years. When Carole was growing up she had lots of unusual dreams and thoughts before breakfast. When she tried to share them with her family they could not understand where her funny or strange ideas came from, and thought she was a bit of an odd ball. At school, Carole sometimes felt that she didn't quite fit the normal mode. She is left handed and at the time was considered a slow learner, but later learned that she was dyslexic. Carole left school at 16 and trained to be a nursery nurse in a residential children's home. At the age of 21 she met a guy called Peter. They married in 1972, and in 1973 immigrated to New Zealand where they continue to reside. Carole spent many years bringing up her two children, and working in childcare. In her thirties she took up running, tennis, going to the gym and biking. However, due to several back injuries she had to give up the running and tennis. Carole joined a spiritualist church in 1994 where at last she felt at home, and started to share her thoughts and dreams in her church addresses to the congregation, which eventually led to writing this book, Thoughts before Breakfast.