Susan was our worthy May winner with Out of the Flames. She has also entered three other travel stories, one for each month of this year's competition. You can catch up with these via the 2017 Travel Stories page, before enjoying Susan's latest evocative contribution I left my heart in Warsaw.
She lives in New Zealand with her retired guide dog Chocolat and working dog Jay. Susan also loves to travel, reads voraciously, enjoys cooking and classical music.
"I found Poland full of interesting people who had been supressed for decades under Soviet rule. I made friends there and hope to return one day. It is a wonderful resilient country."