Liberty on the Lighter Side - (LoLS)

Born in the UK, reared in South Africa and now living in the Irish countryside with my husband, four kids, a few chickens and other animals, I love to write about the issues closest to my heart on my blog Liberty on the Lighter Side. With honesty and sometimes humour I discuss the ups and downs of family life, including parenting, being a woman in my late 40's, travel, arts and crafts and our favourite recipes. Before I was a mother I was Graphic Designer - creating is my all-time favourite activity. I'd love it if you joined my family on our adventures.

Balmonds All-Natural Starter Set range of products

Balmonds All-Natural Starter Set Review

Balmonds All-Natural Starter Set Review [Ad] Balmonds was kind enough to send me their All-Natural Starter Set for review purposes, all opinions in this review are my own. We are a family of sensitive skinned people! My husband and two of my children suffer from eczema, I have dry and… Read More »Balmonds All-Natural Starter Set Review

Liberty is discombobulated

Discombobulated

discombobulated /ˌdɪskəmˈbɒbjʊleɪtɪd/adjectiveHUMOROUS1. confused and disconcerted.“She is looking a little pained and discombobulated” This one word is good at describing how I feel, and probably how most of us feel right now. Although maybe without the humorous bit. We are currently in our 3rd week of State enforced social distancing here… Read More »Discombobulated

winter skin survival Kit giveaway

The Balmonds Winter Skin Survival Kit GIVEAWAY

The Balmonds Winter Skin Survival Kit GIVEAWAY I have never understood why my skin feels dryest in the wettest season of the year, does anyone know the reason for that? I think I’ve heard it’s something to do with having the heating on in the winter which dries out the… Read More »The Balmonds Winter Skin Survival Kit GIVEAWAY

Splendor Board Game review

Splendor Game Review

Splendor Game Review (Ad) Being a game loving family, we have collected a huge number of them over the years, so it never fails to amaze me that we keep discovering brilliant new ones that are unlike any others we’ve played before. Splendor is a brilliant game as it is… Read More »Splendor Game Review

chocolate truffle recipe

Cheat Chocolate Truffles you could make for yourself for Mother’s Day

Cheat Chocolate Truffles you could make for yourself for Mother’s Day I realised that Mother’s day is this coming Sunday but I don’t think my kids know about it, after all they haven’t been in school or in shops since last week so who would tell them?! Athol is usually… Read More »Cheat Chocolate Truffles you could make for yourself for Mother’s Day