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.

Choosing The Right College For Your Child

Choosing The Right College For Your Child Cover pic by Siora Photography on Unsplash [Ad] Collaborative Guest Post I can’t believe we are finally at the stage where we need to think about what Eva does when she finishes school! This is her final term and this past week we… Read More »Choosing The Right College For Your Child

Kigurumi – Winter just became Huggable!

Winter just became Huggable! Our Kigurumi Onesies Review This has been one of those years where we need ALL the hugs, smiles and comfort we can get. Sadly we are limited in the hugging of other humans and in some cases have to resort to being hugged by huggables –… Read More »Kigurumi – Winter just became Huggable!

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The Best we could Hope for…

The Best we could Hope for… this year, or any year actually. This has been a year filled with disappointment as one after the other of our hopes, dreams and plans have been eroded or dashed. I’m trying to figure out what could be worse about lockdown, to be all… Read More »The Best we could Hope for…

Turing Tumble – Build Marble-Powered Computers (Review)

Turing Tumble – Build Marble-Powered Computers (Review) [Ad] We were kindly sent the Turing Tumble for review purposes, all opinions are our own. What is the Turing Tumble? This is the game that would be born if a marble run and a computer had a baby. It’s a lot less… Read More »Turing Tumble – Build Marble-Powered Computers (Review)

Better Budgeting for Stress-Free Finances

Better Budgeting for Stress-Free Finances [Ad] Collaborative Guest Post Budgeting is tough but unless you’ve got bottomless pockets, not doing it can end up being tougher still. Constantly going without life’s little pleasures as you try and balance the books isn’t really the answer either as constant self-denial can cause… Read More »Better Budgeting for Stress-Free Finances