If you have a passion – Puzzelize it!
Borne of Covid, or was it bored of Covid, I decided to design and develop unique puzzles instead of just building them. Also as a result of Covid I found a deeper sense of responsibility to my community – charity begins at home! I formed a relationship with Hennops Revival, initially supporting the Homeless Shelter which was set up in the Lyttelton Town Hall, and later cooking food together with a whole band of friends for the waste pickers and informal dwellers living along the river banks. Now the focus is back to cleaning up the Hennops, a river I played and picnicked next to during my childhood growing up in Irene. (Horror! That was almost 50 years ago)
The Hennops River inspired my first puzzle. The fish representing the return of healthy aquatic life, and the actual shapes of the individual puzzle pieces are representative of some of the nature that was found next to the river back then, and some that still is, (I sometimes hear a Fish Eagle from my patio). The fairy piece represents Tarryn – the small, beautiful and very capable founder of Hennops Revival who works her magic in the community and in (literally) the river.
Other pieces hold significance namely the snake that represents healing, the scrub hare and scorpion were rare finds during recent river cleanup operations, crabs used to be very prevalent in the river up till 10 years ago. We had a Paradise Flycatcher nesting in our garden when we built our home in Centurion twenty years ago.
The proceeds of this puzzle named ‘Healing the Hennops’ will help Hennops Revival become ever more effective in restoring our river back to health.
Watch this website for more puzzles supporting more causes close to home and in my heart.
– Linda Liebenberg
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Linda grew up in Irene. She was a Springbok gymnast and Springbok platform diver in her youth. She studied pharmacy at Wits and owned Irene Pharmacy for many years. Now more involved in the holistic healing process, she is a Bodytalk Practitioner. She has run the de Jong Springboard and Platform Diving Club in Pretoria for the last 8 years and is currently relocating to Cape Town. Linda has been married for more than 25 years she has 2 adult children. Cydney is studying in Chicago on a diving scholarship and Julian, who is a CrossFit enthusiast, works in the tourism industry.
Heal the Hennops
This beautiful, colourful fish design consists out of 106 laser-cut pieces. Each piece is a unique shape, such as a fairy, bird, frog and many others. It is sure to entertain young and old.
The proceeds of this puzzle will help Hennops Revival become ever more effective in restoring our river back to health.