Deborah Caine

Writer: Articles - Blogs - Bespoke Poems

United Kingdom

I'm a North Somerset-based freelance writer and commissioned poet who has spent much of my adult life living in Australia, Hong Kong and the UAE.

My lifestyle articles have been published online and in print and I come equipped with a BA in Communications and Sociology. In my previous life, I worked in various business roles across the adult education, tourism, private and non-profit sectors in the UK and Australia. Among many tasks, I gained experience in writing copy for newsletters and job descriptions, strategic writing to match criteria for grant and audit submissions and creating SEO friendly web copy for an Australian communications agency.

If you’re looking for someone friendly and professional to write ad hoc or regular blog, article or newsletter content, then please feel free to drop me a line!

Email: [email protected]

I also run my own small business, ‘Poem Bespoke’ which as the name suggests, is a commissioned writing service for personalised wedding readings, birthday and anniversary gift poems, memorial readings and party speech poems. If you would like a fully bespoke, contemporary poem penned for one of your VIPs, then I can help! Just click the 'paperclip link' button below to check out my website:, or drop me an email to enquire. :)

Expanding Horizons: Hong Kong

With a condensed population of 7.5 million, sub-tropical climate, nightly city laser-show and more Rolls Royce's per capita than anywhere else, Hong Kong is a melting pot of east meets west. In fact, even today its tallest buildings are still constructed using bamboo scaffolding. Below, you'll find other unusual aspects about this interesting city-state.

An Essex Wedding magazine
News: How to tell your love story with a personalised wedding ...

We talk bespoke wedding poems with Deborah Caine of Essex's Poem Bespoke... Sometimes, traditional old-school poetry can seem a little outdated or hard to relate to. But with a personalised poem this is not the case, because after all, it's all about you!

POPSUGAR Smart Living UK
Follow These Tips to Avoid an Airbnb Debacle

Hotels and package deals are always a great choice for travel, but if you're looking for independence and a way to live like a local in New York City, Amsterdam, Paris, or the middle of nowhere in Bali, then Airbnb should be your go-to option.

Happiful Magazine
5 Ways I Stayed Strong During Cancer Treatment

Being diagnosed with a serious illness is a complete game-changer. But that's what happened to me two years ago. At 37, I was chasing after my boys and packing up our ex-pat lives in the UAE, feeling too young and busy to be diagnosed with primary, and incurable, secondary breast cancer.

Brunel: Building Britain's Future I Oxford Open Learning

Named after his parents, Isambard Kingdom Brunel was born on April 9 in Portsmouth. His English mother was Sophia Kingdom and his French Father, esteemed Engineer and Inventor Sir Marc Isambard Brunel. With many of his constructions remaining in full use to this day, he is rightly regarded as one of Britain's most creative engineers.

Essential Baby
The science behind the soothing power of lullabies

The other day, I overheard mum bustling about my kitchen, singing the lullaby which she sang throughout my childhood. In turn, it became a big part of my own boys' baby years. It was the same lullaby which I sang to my eldest son when I was first alone with him in hospital and which made me cry in that wonderful, scary, hormonal, loved-up kinda way.

The best stay-at-home dates for sleep-deprived parents who can't go out

No babysitter? No worries. You can still keep the love alive. Are you and your partner in need of a date night without the kids but have no luck locking in a babysitter? Or perhaps you are stuck in that newborn bubble and leaving a little one isn't as easy as simply calling someone in.
A wizard's guide to life in Oz: part one

Favourite spots in Australia: The Hunter Valley because it is home; Sydney for its sunny energy, harbour, beaches and quirky older suburbs; Tasmania for its countryside, cooler climate and history and the Blue Mountains for the vistas and old world charm.