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.
Although she loved writing little poems in primary school, at the age of 13 Liberty enjoyed her proudest writing moment when she completed her first novella after taking the English teacher’s essay challenge a bit too far. Her teacher embarrassed her by reading it to the whole class, who got annoyed with her for killing off the protagonist.
On the other hand, that ended up being a good year because she won a chocolate cake in a raffle.
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 and their 2 dogs.
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 and coffee.
If you are a brand who’d like to work with her, please get in touch via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why is she on the Lighter Side?
She doesn’t often like to take herself too seriously and feels incredibly daft having written that all in the third person. Basically all I wanted to say is I love to see the funny side and 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, amuse or delight.
We have been through some tough times as a family through being victims of brutal crime and the loss of my father in Johannesburg and, more recently the devastating passing of our sweet little nephew. But through my writing I hope to bring some healing and light into this little corner of the web. When I was 8 I made a decision to place my life in the hands of our Heavenly Father. All my writing and work is underpinned by a foundation of faith which brings light and freedom.