May 29, 2015

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Why I Opted Out of the Slim Fast Challenge

  Whether you are fat or thin you are bound to know the one rule of losing weight: 'eat less, move more'. It is not a difficult concept to understand but many people, including me, have trouble … [Read More...]

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Gearing up to the Slim.Fast Challenge: A Foodie’s Honest Thoughts

  My friend and I spent a good while of our meeting last week despairing the scourge of weight gain. The irony that we were doing so over lunch at Carluccio's hadn't escaped us, yet still we … [Read More...]

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5 Alternative Ways with Throws and Blankets

  Using blankets on beds is so last year, or at least it is in this house. We have a wide collection of throws and blankets - with so many people in one house they prove to be extremely useful - … [Read More...]

In Travel:

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Large Family Travel: Organisation and Preparation

  With only weeks left until we set off on our travels, organisation and preparation is stepping up considerably. Packing for 13 people for two month trips is not as daunting as it might seem as long as you are able to remember everything that everybody needs or might need. My memory is somewhat schizophrenic; […]

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The Most Romantic Destinations for an Exotic Wedding

  Your wedding day is one of the most romantic days of your life, no matter where it takes place. It’s possible to be swept off your feet in your hometown’s church, a rolling vineyard in the countryside, or the local city hall. But many couples choose to take advantage of this day with a […]

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In Recipes:

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Talking Italian: We Chat Food and Family with Gennaro Contaldo

    Anyone who has read this blog for a while knows our love of all things Italian; the food, the country, the people… our family loves pretty much everything about it. If you are new and you didn’t know all this or you blinked and missed it, you can see our 2014 highlights in […]

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Gennaro Contaldo’s Braciolone Palermitano Recipe (Filled rolled beef cooked in tomato sauce)

    This Braciolone Palermitano (filled rolled beef in tomato sauce) recipe has been reproduced with permission from Gennaro Contaldo’s Gennaro’s Slow Cook Italian. (Click here for our review and read our interview with Gennaro on Larger Family Life here.) “This traditional southern Italian Sunday lunch dish is one of my favourites and very reminiscent of […]

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In Money:

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How To Invest In Your Child’s Future (The Right Way)

  The cost of raising children is enormous – around $245,000 by the time they are eighteen (or around £160,000), at the last count. That’s a lot of financial planning you have to take care of. But how do you make the most of your money and ensure that you kids are benefitting the most? Well, […]

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Holiday Essentials for Less: Our Summer Fashion Bargain Haul Uncovered

  Our family generally sticks to two shopping seasons when we will do a big shop for each family member. Every spring and autumn we will see who has what, who needs what and what items are still in good enough condition to be passed down or kept, and then we’ll get hunting to buy […]

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In Home & Garden:

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5 Alternative Ways with Throws and Blankets

  Using blankets on beds is so last year, or at least it is in this house. We have a wide collection of throws and blankets – with so many people in one house they prove to be extremely useful – but one thing that occurred to me is that they are seldom, if ever, […]

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Why I Opted Out of the Slim Fast Challenge

  Whether you are fat or thin you are bound to know the one rule of losing weight: ‘eat less, move more’. It is not a difficult concept to understand but many people, including me, have trouble following it through. As I already explained, my problem is that I love food or, more to the point […]

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Gearing up to the Slim.Fast Challenge: A Foodie’s Honest Thoughts

  My friend and I spent a good while of our meeting last week despairing the scourge of weight gain. The irony that we were doing so over lunch at Carluccio’s hadn’t escaped us, yet still we continued to question why weight was such an issue. Then we ordered dessert. We enjoyed every mouthful but, suffice […]

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