Liberty’s significant achievements all seemed to happen in her childhood. When nine years old, she won a box of mixed chocolate bars in a design competition for a Kiddie’s Korner section in a South African magazine. Then she won a lovely book for the annual Art Prize at school when she was 12. At 13 Liberty was selected to run the 800m race for an interschool athletics event, probably because everybody else knew better than that, but she came last and learnt from the race that she never wants to run the 800m again.
On the other hand, that year was her proudest writing moment when she completed her first novella after taking the English teacher’s essay challenge a bit too far. That ended up being a good year because she won a chocolate cake in a raffle too. When she was fourteen she won a glass jar of Smarties, she correctly guessed the number of smarties in the jar by counting the smarties along the edges and then multiplying the LxBxW.
However, now that she’s a mother, her pride is her four children (and writing this blog). This is her personal blog about the things closest to her heart including but not limited to their journeys across this world and through life while pondering the next one.
Born in England but reared in South Africa she left Johannesburg with her husband and one child and now lives in the tranquility of the Irish countryside with 3 more kids, 2 dogs, 2 rabbits and 3 goldfish. In between the mothering she loves to draw, paint, write, teach a women’s Bible study group, walk beside the sea and dance, she is an occasional graphic designer and she loves good chocolate.
She feels incredibly daft having written that all in the third person so basically all I wanted to say is that there is so much out there on the internet that is negative, depressing, downright nasty and a bit of a black hole but I will endeavour to create a safe place through words that inspire, encourage, inform or delight. I hope to bring some light into this little corner of mine.
Also, this blog is my full time job and with it I would love to travel the whole world with my family. If you would like to send us packing send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with details on how we can work together. Thanks 🙂