Who is Liberty?

Liberty Henwick in 70's costume holding a speech bubble quote saying I only came for the cake

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 libertyonthelighterside@mmkagency.com with details on how we can work together. Thanks 🙂

Hold lightly on to the things of this world, as freedom is found in the light of the next one. (2 Cor 3:17, John 8:12Ephesians 5:8)

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7 thoughts on “Who is Liberty?

  1. Just popped in to say thanks for the ‘like’. I see we have one or two things in common: born in England, now residing in the Irish countryside and a sojourn in South Africa (mine was short, when you were only 2!). I could add painting and writing but I’ve given up on the former after I ran out of space to store all those painting no-one wants to see on their walls. The latter is a labour of love.

    1. That’s amazing! Glad to make your acquaintance and thank you for the encouragement. I give most of my paintings away so that others have to gaze at them whether they like them or not. I’ve found writing to be so much more satisfying though, definitely a labour of love for me too.

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