Hi, my name is Becky, I’m 26 years old and a London-based food blogger and vlogger.
I’m passionate about food and all things gluten free, dairy free and low FODMAP. I love sharing recipes, vlogs, travel guides and exciting new products or places to eat. If you’d like to work with me, please check out my freelance page.
I started my blog back in 2013 when I first realised that gluten just wasn’t agreeing with me. After several trips to the doctor over many years, I was diagnosed with IBS and given a long list of foods I should probably shouldn’t eat.
From that point, I was on my own. It was one big (painful) trial and error roller-coaster to get to the point where I am today and my blog has been there with me every step of the way.
I decided to call my blog Gluten Free Cuppa Tea and I never looked back. People often assume my blog name came from my love of a good cuppa, but in all honesty, it was just because it rhymed! Luckily, my love of peppermint tea came along some years later so the name actually makes sense now 🙂
After graduating, (hooray!) I juggled my blog alongside many jobs working in digital marketing and PR agencies before finally deciding that it was time to give my blog the time it deserved.
I now work as a freelance writer and recipe creator here on my blog (and a few other places) and I’ve never been happier. I mean, who actually gets to do what they love in life?!
Since then, my life has changed a lot and I’m so grateful for the chance to do what I love, full-time, after so many years. I’ve been on national radio, won blogger awards, made live guest appearances and even featured in national TV ads.
But what I love most of all has never changed: the lovely messages I get from you guys.
— Eat Allergy Safe (@eatallergysafe) July 6, 2017
@gfcuppatea thank you so much for your blog about gluten free in Amsterdam it's helped make my visit!!
— Laura (@lradyson) May 31, 2017
— Julia Russell (@jooliyah95) July 8, 2017
Honestly, it means so much just to know that I helped to brighten somebody’s day through my blog. I’m certainly no stranger to how dietary restrictions can be a massive struggle and so often, nobody else understands.
I’m lucky enough that my boyfriend, Mark, has been so supportive of my blog and my difficult time with IBS. But it’s no surprise that he understands really… because he’s lactose intolerant and has IBS too! We’re a right pair, aren’t we?
But of course, I know a lot of people aren’t fortunate enough to have someone there for them who understands. So I guess my hope is that I can be that person for the thousands of people out there just like me.
Thanks for reading,