For such an ordinary person I have - so far - led an extraordinary life. Very happy childhood in Norwich, renowned for English National Treasures, Delia Smith and Stephen Fry, with a loving family, great teenage memories of Norfolk, a fabulous husband and home in the small village of Morton-on-the-Hill, just a few miles north-west of Norwich. I studied my favourite subjects at the University of East Anglia, graduating in 1992 with an honours degree in English History and Landscape Archaeology. Then I found a great job with an international firm of lawyers as a legal secretary in the senior partner’s department in Norwich. Had more fun than you can shake a stick at working in the planning and environment department.
Then just when things couldn’t get any better, they did.
The Lone Star State beckoned so Mike and I packed up the furniture and the dogs, learnt the local Texan patois in U-stun, bought a big ol’ pickup truck, built a bar-be-sqew bar in the yard, and began a whole ‘nuther life.
Emotional and economic reasons drew us back to Europe in 2007 - England and later Moscow, but then recession started to turn global, and eighteenth months later we were back in Texas. One of my Dad’s favourite sayings was, “It’s all part of life’s rich pageant” or it might have been “pattern” but whatever the correct term, it perfectly describes my philosophy.
So there we are then. With my employment resume shot to smithereens - who would want to take on an English ex-legal secretary, ex-corporate administrative assistant, constantly on the move - I thought the next best option was to start writing about my extraordinary life. I hope you enjoy reading Finding Jingo.
Mike and I collaborated on a companion piece to Finding Jingo - The History of Whitehorse Farmhouse, Morton-on-the-Hill. Please visit Susy's website: http://www.findingjingo.com where both publications can be purchased.
Dallas, March 2013
Exciting Update:-) I've just written my first romantic novel, Two Affairs to Remember, located on the island of Sicily: an aperitif of sunshine, an antipasti of stunning landscape, a primo of art treasures, a secondi of island characters, a dolce of Mediterranean temperamento and finally, a digestivo of feel-good romanzo.
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Two Affairs to Remember: Two weeks! Two Affairs! One Sicily!
You are sipping a welcome glass of chilled Prosecco and the Mediterranean is gently lapping at your feet. Now is the perfect time to indulge yourself in a sparkling romance: an aperitif of sunshine, antipasti of stunning landscape, a primo of art treasures, secondi of island characters, a dolce of Sicilian temperamento and finally, a digestivo of feel-good romanzo. A great read to take on holiday.
History of Whitehorse Farmhouse, Morton-On-The-Hill, Norwich, Norfolk.
Whitehorse Farmhouse, Morton-on-the-Hill, located just outside Norwich, served as an Inn from the late C17 through to 1912. References to this hostelry can be found in Parson James Woodforde's country 'Diaries'. A short, history of this now private residence can be found on Kindle. Written by Susy Scott, the author of Finding Jingo.
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to live in a Moscow high rise, in the shadow of Stalin’s Eighth Sister, the sky scraping Triumph Palace, then this is the book to read. Susy gives you the skinny on the highs and lows of residing just a few metro stops from Moscow’s fabulous Red Square. An ordinary couple doing some extraordinary things with their appealing dogs.
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