About Me

Hello, and thanks for checking out my blog. I’m Susie and I think one of life’s great pleasures is fabulous 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 chose the blog name well before The Greatest Showman came out!) 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 help my readers who are busy parents by giving them tips and tricks, and great tasting, easy, quick family recipes. I love sharing what I cook – whether that’s a weaning recipe suitable for all the family, treats you can make with the kids, 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. (I’m a Galaxy girl, not Cadbury). 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!

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

My blog is a real passion of mine. I started it when I left work as a hobby, and it’s grown into so much more than I thought it would. I’ll be honest, it’s given me a sense of myself again. I’m making it my own business, working with brands, and helping busy parents in the kitchen along the way.

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!