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.

Silicolskin Colloidal Silica Gel Review

Silicolskin Colloidal Silica Gel Review [Ad] We were kindly sent two samples of Silicolskin Colloidal Silica Gel for problem skin by FW Medical in order to take part in a product test for research purposes and to write a review. This post is a summary of the findings of the… Read More »Silicolskin Colloidal Silica Gel Review

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Parenting on the Seesaw of Sound

There are days when I feel like my kids and I are sliding from one end to another on a giant seesaw of sound, trying to stop somewhere in that middle part, just above the fulcrum, where the balance is – the ever present fulcrum of yet another parenting conundrum.… Read More »Parenting on the Seesaw of Sound

The funniest Covid-19 memes

The funniest Covid-19 memes and jokes

The funniest Covid-19 memes and jokes OK, I know a pandemic isn’t a joke, and Covid-19 certainly isn’t the funniest situation, but humans have always been remarkable for finding humour in the direst circumstances and this time has brought out some of the funniest memes and jokes! I guess we’ve… Read More »The funniest Covid-19 memes and jokes

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If you could Ask for Anything…

If you could ask God for anything what would it be? Fia was asked this question by her teacher on a recent Zoom Sunday School meeting and it was amusing hearing the answers the children gave. “A massive trampoline”. “A swimming pool”. “A mansion”. “Another horse!” They were honest answers,… Read More »If you could Ask for Anything…

Taking care of a Pop-up Pool, girls swimming

Taking care of a Pop-up Pool

Taking care of a Pop-up Pool We have had a framed pop-up pool in our garden for 7 years, and taking care of it isn’t a chore as we follow a few basic guidelines. Whether you already have a small to medium swimming pool or are considering buying one, I… Read More »Taking care of a Pop-up Pool