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.

family walk on the beach

Choosing Some Wise Y’s.

If you are feeling X because of X, then choose to do Y. Everything is a bit weird at the moment isn’t it? I’m sitting here mulling the past two weeks over in my head. Every now and then I have been feeling dizzy – as though the world has… Read More »Choosing Some Wise Y’s.

Sooperbooks illustration of girl with books

Giveaway for Bespoke Illustration & 4 Audiobook Bedtime Stories by Sooper Books Worth over £600!

Giveaway for Bespoke Illustration & 4 Audiobook bedtime stories by Sooper Books worth over £600! AD | Here is an amazing giveaway opportunity for you to win a bespoke personalised illustration as well as 4 audiobook bedtime stories by Sooper Books worth over an incredible £600! In light of current… Read More »Giveaway for Bespoke Illustration & 4 Audiobook Bedtime Stories by Sooper Books Worth over £600!

Easy home made bread recipes

Easy Home Made Bread Recipes

Easy Home Made Bread Recipes Making home made bread is comforting, sometimes necessary when you’ve run out, and can even become a daily obsession! Eating it is always delicious. Some recipes are so easy, it needn’t be a chore to make bread, especially if it becomes a habit in the… Read More »Easy Home Made Bread Recipes

Relish these Present Days

Relish these Present Days Fia is 11 and, being the youngest of my four, is the only one still in the primary school in our village. She usually walks home from school by herself now because she’s old enough, in my opinion, and it’s not that far, but occassionally I’ll… Read More »Relish these Present Days

cover of the Blue Lagoon board game

Blue Lagoon Family Board Game Review

The first thing my children said when we opened the Blue Lagoon board game was: “It looks just like Moana!” It’s true, the illustrations are bright, cartoon-like and tropical, as the game is a set among the Paradise Islands-a fictional Polynesian archipelago nestled in a vivid blue sea lagoon. The… Read More »Blue Lagoon Family Board Game Review