About Sue

Me in Iceland, climbing a (small) glacier. One of my favourite countries to visit!

My name is Sue and I’m Gawain’s wife. I was born in Auckland, New Zealand and lived there with my family which consists of me, my parents and my younger brother Andrew who is trying to be a professional rugby league player. I met Gawain in 2008 and my life has been better for it since!

I’m also a chess player, I was New Zealand’s top female player until I recently switched to England and I’m also a WIM. I won this with Ga’s help in the 2009 Oceania Zonal. I love to travel, bake and eat cakes! In my free time, I play tennis, sort out all the “logistics” of Gawain’s career and study mandarin. I love taking photos and after selling my old camera I now have a shiny new one to start clicking away.

I do most of the writing here but you’ll have to bear with me as I am now a full time nanny. With my job I do luckily get to visit Ga in some of these cool (and some not so cool) places where I can play tourist and update his website. I’m improving my chess slowly so hopefully will eventually be able to comment on the games as well as bringing you lovely pictures.