March 26, 2015

First Utility: Saving You Money on the Big Six Tariffs – Guaranteed


This article is featured on Larger Family Life in conjunction with affiliates First Utility. Read on to see what they have to say about spiralling energy costs and find out  find out how you can save more up to £229 a year comparied to the big six – guaranteed:    “We think there is a problem in […]

How to Be Successful in an Online Learning Setup

Man's hands typing on laptop keyboard

    If you are searching for an alternative method of learning, one of the most effective options is to enroll yourself in an online classroom. The good thing about this type of education is that there are so many choices available. You can take a two or four year course and receive a solid education […]

Video Special: Italy 2014 – The Water Fight


      While in Italy, far from the typical British weather, we decided the best way to cool down was with a water fight!         Subscribe to our YouTube channel here.  Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on faves Buzz it up Share on Linkedin […]

Passing on Bonkers


    A few weeks ago I wrote a post encouraging anyone who might be reading to do hard things in life. The basic message was something along the lines of, do what everyone else does and you’ll get what everyone else gets. Dare to be different and follow your own dreams instead of meeting […]

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 […]

11 Ways to Encourage your Child’s Creativity

Eddie teaching Paddy and Libby how to sew

    It has been said, probably for the last 50 years or more, that television is hampering children’s creativity. I’m not sure how true this is but with people now spending less and less time away from screens, there are perhaps fewer moments in which imagination can flourish. But creativity is an important aspect […]

Factors to Think About When Choosing Your University

Factors to Think About When Choosing Your University 3

    Choosing which university you are going to study at is a massive decision. It is no exaggeration to say the decision will shape your future. As well as the career path you go down, it will also determine the friends you make and perhaps where you will live for years to come. With […]

The Disturbing Trend of Frankenstein Foods: Are We Really a Nation of Culinary Sloths?

yowk kit

    Growing up with a Turkish mother and a Greek father, my brother and I were raised with the delights of mediterranean food. Every meal was made from scratch with fresh ingredients. Our home would constantly be filled with the aroma of fresh herbs and spices and we were introduced to a variety of […]

Video Special: Italy 2014 – The Highlights


    The last couple of years have seen us visit Italy for our annual holiday. Well, holiday isn’t quite right – we’ve continued to work while away – the difference being that we work from a  location other than our home. This is where the ability to work and learn remotely, anywhere, any time, […]

Top 10 Craft Supplies Every Family Should Have

Isobel, Anna and Libby try to crochet

    The opportunity to be creative is a vital part of childhood. Many of today’s successful artists, designers and makers credit childhoods spent making, creating and inventing with parental encouragement behind it all. As a family we all love to learn new skills. We love making things be it with wood, fabric, paints or […]

What’s the Most Important Thing Your Mother Taught You?


    Originally marking ‘a day in praise of mothers’ on the fourth Sunday of Lent, and a day when maids and servants were granted time off from serving their masters in order to visit their mothers, Mothering Sunday is here again. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums reading this! Many will stop to […]

Saving in a Nutmeg: How Investing Just Got Simpler

Muscat, Nutmeg

    Whatever your future plans it goes without saying that they will be a lot easier to achieve when there is money set aside for them. It is easy to get caught up the daily work-live-spend cycle to think about setting anything aside for the future, especially when there are so many options and […]

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