I am of Norwegian descent on my mother's side and have spent time living and working in Oslo. I have always loved all things Norwegian, particularly the baked goods!
As I have always been a keen home baker, it seemed like a good idea to combine my two passions - and so Becky's Bakeri was born.
Born and brought up in South Wales, I was aware of my Norwegian heritage from a very young age.
However my relationship with Norway properly began in 1980 when I worked as an au pair in Oslo and met my great-aunt Else Johannessen and her six siblings.
I then went back to Oslo in 2014, and spent two years improving my Norwegian and working in children's services, helping to develop foster care services.
I currently work pro-bono as a mentor for Professional Women’s Network in Oslo and visit Oslo four times per year to meet with my mentees.
I have recently been asked to act as the honorary secretary for the Anglo-Norse Society, having become a trustee in May 2018.
I was very fortunate to be presented to HM Elizabeth II and King Harald V of Norway in November 2018 at the centenary celebration of the society.
I love to bake and have been baking cinnamon buns (kanelsnurrer) for many years. I now bake typical Norwegian fare and sell it at local events. Please follow me on Facebook and Instagram for updates.