About Me

My name is Liz and I've worked with and used WordPress since 2008. At first I used free themes to build sites, but then found the Thesis theme. I used Thesis for a few years, and then moved onto the Genesis Framework.

Genesis became my theme framework of choice until 2019. We developed a number of useful Genesis-related WordPress plugins to make the job of site building easier. For example, Genesis Dambuster was one of ours.

But then after Gutenberg had been released by Automattic I realised I needed something else. WordPress was changing too fundamentally for me to stick with the Genesis framework. That's when I decided to move my WordPress website building efforts into Oxygen.


I'm British and was up until 2019 living in the UK. I've always wanted to live in France so when Brexit came along, it brought my plans to relocate forward. Now I'm here, I wake up every morning and cannot believe my luck. The view from our house is stunning. But to be fair, the area is stunning in general. This for example is the road on the way to the shops.

Typical homes and environment in the Haute-Savoie region of France

And this is the view from my balcony.

My view in November 2020

France is a cool country on the whole (apart from the admin - they make Vogons look good when it comes to admin). The only thing I miss about the UK is food shopping at Waitrose. Supermarkets here don't have the same variety that I was used to in the UK, but for the climate and the planet, that is possibly a good thing.

I am working to improve my French and am studying for the DELF B2 exam.


I was an on/off vegetarian for years. But in 2010, we made moves to increase the vegan content of our diets until we became practically fully vegan. I pretty much believe that if we were all vegan it would:

  • be generally easier to be vegan
  • we'd all spend less on food
  • there'd be very low rates of heart disease and cancer and other food related diseases,
  • we'd be better people, more compassionate in all areas of our lives, and
  • the world would be a better place for us and for the other creatures that inhabit it
  • and possibly the most important item on this list, animals would not suffer to feed us.

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