She once described me as an alien from a distant planet and I in turn would like to call her 'Mother Courage'. As many of you will know, Maddie is the author of Lil'Magoolie, south of the equator and at the centre of anything colourful and creative for mums and kids. She's a ray of sunshine in the blogosphere, always smiling, bubbly, forever innovative and fresh. She's also a very strong and determined young lady.
Maddie and her family live in Christchurch, New Zealand. Her city lies in ruins after the recent earthquake but like many fellow Christchurchians, she refuses to just sit down and cry, no matter how traumatising the experience.
Maddie's Lil'Quake Appeal to raise money for Red Cross NZ ends at 7pm NZST on March 30th. Give her a surprise when she wakes up tomorrow, there's still time to up the bids on some of the cool stuff she's managed to collect to help mend her broken city.
There's work to be done, and Maddie has plans, but that's another story.
'Mother Courage' - I take my hat off to you!