About Me

Hello, and thanks for checking out my blog. I’m Susie and I think one of life’s great pleasures is good food!

I started this blog a couple of years ago after quitting my job in PR to be a stay at home mum to my daughter, now four. I fell head over heels in love with my baby girl but wanted to give myself a little project to keep my brain ticking over whilst I took a career break. I shared some ups and downs of adjusting to motherhood, putting my career on hold, things to do in our wonderful county of Norfolk, and I shared some recipes along the way. Fast forward a few years and I now have a son too. My babies birthdays are the 1st and 2nd January – something that was not planned!! In fact if Little Man had been born 27 minutes earlier he’d share his birthday with his big sister!

I love nothing more than a weekend in the kitchen, with my husband Matt, cooking up a feast for the children and maybe some treats too. I find myself writing less about my children now, and more about good family food and places to eat in Norfolk. I love sharing what I cook – whether that’s a weaning recipe suitable for all the family, or a more indulgent recipe for a get together with friends.

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More about me…

I’ve always been a writer. I trained and worked as a broadcast journalist and worked in commercial radio for three and a half years. I was fondly known as “Susie News” on the airwaves. Catchy, I know!

I absolutely love chocolate. Closely followed by gin. And champagne!

As a family we love to travel and have taken our children abroad several times (to Spain and Tenerife) and each year try to fit in a Staycation and explore more of the UK which we’ve not seen. The New Forest is one of our favourites so far!

Pre-children and post university I got quite into fitness and would love to get “back in the zone” but I have all manner of physical ailments which I won’t bore you with.. needless to say I want to stay fit and well to enjoy this precious family time. As I’m starting to realise, it goes in a flash!

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Photo by Rachael Cole, Beau Baby Photography http://www.beaubabyphotography.com

My blog is a new challenge for me. I started it when I left work so as not to go completely crackers and I’ll be honest, it’s given me a sense of myself again. I’m itching to make it something more, maybe a way to work from home one day. Watch this space!


If you’re interested in collaborating with me please have a look at how we can work together or simply get in touch.

This is me now… Thanks for stopping by!