Sue grew up in dairy- farming, stilton country, a convent educated Catholic. She studied medicine in the time of women’s liberation, burning bras and flower power. It was the time too of having it all: a career in General Practice, a husband and three sons. GPs were urged to practice Unconditional Positive Regard toward their patients. Toward the end of her career she began to reflect on what she really thought, on the gift and the burden of such an intimate connection with so many peoples’ lives. This was when she took up both walking and Creative Writing. She considers both to be unpredictable forms of meditation on life in all its grace, pain and peculiarity.