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.

Sue