Susie lives in a 17th century cottage in an Oxfordshire village with her husband, 2 whippets Annabelle and Albert and a very large British Shorthair cat called Eric.
Susie is Mum to 2 boys now both in their 30’s, both married so she has two lovely daughter in laws. Susie is also stepmum to her husband John’s gorgeous daughter. She has a twin sister, a sister and a brother all with expanding families, they all live close and are a truly , if unusually close large family often spending quality time together.
Susie does lot of Nana duties looking after the grandchildren and she just so loves building memories with them even though it can be exhausting and challenging at times. When you hear them shriek Nana it is worth every moment.
Susie and her husband spend as much time as they can in their second and third homes in the Mani Region of Greece and Cornwall, both very special places for them both.
Susie commenced her Nurse training when she was 18 years of age and then worked for 35 years in various Nursing roles.
Staff Nurse on a general ward caring for both surgical and medical patients and time on Orthopaedics. She was also a GP practice Nurse and a school Nurse before going into elderly care managing care homes. Susie gained her State Enrolment, State Registration and Registered Managers Award.
Much time is spent walking the whippets, such lovely walks around Oxfordshire and beautiful beach walks in Cornwall.
In the past she has done many charity walks including walking the Inca trail in Peru. Susie admits her knees would struggle now but she is glad she achieved what she did raising large sums for the charities she supported and met some very interesting people along the way.
Susie does lot of sewing and knitting, there is always a project on the go, laid out on the dining room table.
Susie has lost count of the number of birthday cakes, wedding cakes and christening cakes she has made.
You will often find Susie and her husband travelling around or chauffeuring for a wedding in Gladys their classic soft top Morris Minor or Fifi their 2CV dolly. Slightly eccentric you may say but such fun.
Susie was determined to write her tales of managing care homes down as she had so many stories to tell. She wanted others to share these times with her.
She begun writing A Most Precious Gift two years ago, she is thrilled with the result.