Bath, Book, Bed the Large Family Way (Plus Win a Bedtime Bundle!)

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    Our family lives firmly by the motto that you can never have too many books, just not enough time to read them in. We have now also reached the stage whereby it isn’t just an issue of time, but also bookshelves, general storage space (Mike has even put up shelves in the loft),… Read More

Review: Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 2016

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      If there’s one thing that our kids love doing, it’s coming out with weird and wonderful facts. Over the years we’ve owned countless strange fact books but we’ve never had a Ripley’s Believe It or Not Annual. This has now changed with the arrival of the 2016 annual and some of the… Read More

Review: Gennaro’s Slow Cook Italian by Gennaro Contaldo

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    In his new book Gennaro’s Slow Cook Italian (published by Pavilion), Gennaro Contaldo shares the recipes inspired by his childhood. Don’t automatically assume that you will need a slow cooker to pull these off – these recipes were created for slow and lengthy cooking on the hob or in the oven long before slow… Read More

Book Review: 100 Animal Cookies

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  Sometimes when we bake, we like to step away from ordinary gingerbread men and round cookie cutters, and be a bit more adventurous. The only issue is when we’ve completed the last cookie, and it looks so gorgeous we almost feel guilty for eating it. One problem that we’ve come across though, is that… Read More

Sticking Up For Siblings: Who’s Deciding the Size of Britain’s Families?

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    Large families would be forgiven for thinking that they are under attack at times.  The stories that do the media rounds are often not very positive; stereotypical opinions are tossed around with abandon and then there are all those articles.  You know, the ones where some financial institution’s PR fires off a press… Read More

Our 2 month road trip itinerary is confirmed

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    It has been a couple of weeks since we officially announced our plans of a two month road trip early next year.  We had long wanted to visit Italy and had been planning it in our minds for many years.  Last month, what originally began as a dream slowly turned into a reality… Read More