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.

Review of Dixit board game – telling a story in pictures

Review of Dixit board game – telling a story in pictures Dixit is a beautifully illustrated game that is all about telling the story. It consists of a deck of 84 gorgeous picture cards that players use to creatively weave together a common theme, sentence or tale. I love that… Read More »Review of Dixit board game – telling a story in pictures

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Oh Where is My Parenting Joy in this Moment?

Oh Where is My Parenting Joy in this Moment? There is one distinct and definite time where your parenting joy does not exist and that’s when you teach your how child to drive! In every stage of your parenting journey we are offered advice and caution and at no stage… Read More »Oh Where is My Parenting Joy in this Moment?

folly bridge house

Self Catering and Historic Charm in the Heart of Oxford UK

Self Catering and Historic Charm in the Heart of Oxford UK Between Christmas and New Year in 2017 we went away to the beautiful city of Oxford in the UK for two nights and stayed in the remarkable Folly Bridge House. Overflowing with historic charm, Folly Bridge House consists of… Read More »Self Catering and Historic Charm in the Heart of Oxford UK

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Our journey with our daughter’s Glandular Fever

Our journey with our daughter’s Glandular Fever Today marks a week since with our 13 year old daughter was discharged from hospital with Glandular Fever. We spent 8 days there and it was the scariest time of my parenting journey so far. She was never in a critical state but… Read More »Our journey with our daughter’s Glandular Fever

Cortex Challenge the Brain Party Game for sophisticated peeps

Cortex Challenge the Brain Party Game for sophisticated peeps If you enjoy playing Dobble, you’ll love the Cortex Challenge Party Game – Cortex is like Dobble’s brainer and more sophisticated older sister. Like me in fact (irony intended obvs). This fast paced game reveals how inept you are playing games… Read More »Cortex Challenge the Brain Party Game for sophisticated peeps