July 3, 2015

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Behind the Scenes: Poli Grappa Distillery

  While grappa is not quite regarded as the typical after dinner drink in the UK things are very different in Italy. We visited the Poli Distillery, the home of Poli Grappa since 1898, to find … [Read More...]

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Another Side of Venice: Caorle

  When thinking of Venice we might automatically conjure up images of St Mark's Square, Doges Palace and gondolas gliding along the famed Grand Canal. But the Province of Venice holds so much … [Read More...]

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Behind the Scenes: Bio Barduca Organic Salad

  Every now and then life has a way of putting people in your path who create a profound impact upon you. It might be through how they are, it might be through what they do or it might be … [Read More...]

In Travel:

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Visit Scotland for Less: 4* Family Fun Deal at Macdonald Aviemore Hotel

  A trip to Scotland has long been on our list of places to visit and still remains so. Rich in history, with striking scenery and breath-taking lochs we cannot believe that we have yet to make our way there. The new Macdonald Aviemore Hotel in the highlands of Inverness-shire currently has a fabulous deal […]

coloured houses in Caorle

Another Side of Venice: Caorle

  When thinking of Venice we might automatically conjure up images of St Mark’s Square, Doges Palace and gondolas gliding along the famed Grand Canal. But the Province of Venice holds so much more than we might originally imagine. Sitting along the upper shores of the Adriatic sea and nestling between the mouths of the Livenza […]

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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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Budget Breaking Ideas To Keep Your Family Happy

  There are many advantages to having a big family. Someone is always on your side. You will always have a person to turn to if you need help. It will improve a child’s social skills and encourage sharing and compassion. However, one disadvantage is can be the cost but having a large family need not […]

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Would you quit your job if you hit the jackpot?

    I feel very fortunate to no longer have a boss to worry about. Working for yourself is not always easy – the hours are longer, it’s difficult to switch off and it’s often hard to stop the fine line between work and relaxation blurring. Despite that, I don’t think I would ever quit […]

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In Home & Garden:

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Tips for Buying Your First House as a Family

  Buying your first family home is incredibly exciting. But it’s best to be prepared, so here are some great tips.   Think of Everyone’s Needs If you’re only used to living alone and buying properties alone, you might not be fully prepared to buy a home with a family. You can no longer just […]

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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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