Our Favourite Italian Recipe – Ragu or Carbonara? {Dolce Vita Bloggers}

We get through so much pasta on a weekly basis in our house. Pesto is our favourite for a quick family meal on a school night but when we have people round for dinner we always do one of the same two recipes.  One is a Classic Ragu Bolognese from The Chiappa Sister's book "Simply Italian" and the other is a Courgette Carbonara from Jamie Oliver's book "Jamie at Home".  I've made these over and over again over the past few years and we never get tired of them so why not have a go and let me know which one you prefer?

Five Tips to Get Your Little One A Perfect Night of Sleep – Guest Post by Trysh Sutton

Unless you were blessed with a child who just magically drifts off to sleep each night, you have likely asked the question, “How do I get my child to sleep at night?” Most parents do. In fact, sleep is one of the most common concerns parents have for their children, and it can be a tricky issue to sort out. If you’re one of the many parents struggling to get more sleep – for you and your child – this quick guide will help your family tremendously.

Snapshots & Scenes from August 18

 Oh August, the boys have loved you so much! What a wonderful time they had in Italy. 25 days in total and I got to share seven there with them.  I was not ready to come back home at all!  I'm always a bit sad at the beginning of September because it means that summer is coming to an end but there are lots of lovely things to remember. We spent a lot of time apart this month but I'm happy the boys have had such a great experience and their Italian has definitely improved. 

Getting Twins Ready to Start School

Your children starting school is one of the biggest milestones you'll face. For me it was certainly the most emotive, my babies were really growing up. It was the start of a new chapter, the boys being more independent from us, off to make new friends and learn so many new things.  For families with twins, starting school means there may be some extra things to consider.

Snapshots & Scenes from July 18

I'm so late publishing this post this month. The first half of August seems to have disappeared in minutes and with the boys being away I've been a bit distracted and this post has gotten delayed which is a shame as I love putting together these rounds ups of our photos and creating a little video each month.  Our main highlight of July was our weekend away in Bridlington where we had amazing weather and so much fun by the sea.  We also celebrated the milestone of the boys finishing Year 1.

Smoked Fish Curry

I always thought I didn't like curry, I thought they were too spicy and I was really unsure of the ingredients but over the past couple of years I developed a taste for them. I especially love fragrant and creamy curries and I still don't like too much heat.  This recipe is inspired by a Gousto box recipe we tried a few weeks ago and Jamie Oliver's comfort food tikka masala. I mixed up the ingredients and it turned out so tasty!

Summer Glow Skin: Face & Body – Guest Post by Brigitte Evans

Regardless of the season, one must always keep in mind that our skin should be nurtured and moisturized on a daily basis. It’s essential to take care of our entire body since it's the only place we actually have to live in. During the summer season, our skin is exposed to different harmful factors. Therefore, we must protect it by taking certain measures. Listed below is a roundup of how to keep your skin fresh and glowy throughout the whole year and especially in summer.