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Tasty Treats to Tuck into Once Lent Is Over

What have you given up for Lent? Booze? Chocolate? Meat? Pizza? Chips? According to Twitter, the top category was ‘food’ and the top 10 things folk have given up this year are:

  1. School 6,280
  2. Chocolate 4,291
  3. Twitter 3,785
  4. Alcohol 3,208
  5. Social networking 3,090
  6. Swearing 2,884
  7. Soda 2,464
  8. Sweets 2,118
  9. Fast food 2,056
  10. Coffee 1,702

So, once you’ve finished depriving yourself of the things you love, here are 10 tasty treats you can devour as soon as Lent is over on Thursday 2nd April. After all, it’s nearly Easter, right?

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Presents Ideas for Hard-to-Please People

Is there a hard-to-buy-for person in your life? Most folk have a friend, partner or loved one who’s a bit of a ‘mare to buy presents for... who constantly insists for the receipt but glares when you propose they write a list.

Whatever the occasion, be it a birthday, retirement or anniversary, we’ve done our best to pacify hard-to-buy-for people with the below offbeat offerings. It isn’t as tricky as you might think to find a decent pressie for the fussy friend, pernickety parent or choosy child on your shopping list. So, feast your eyes on our awesome new gifts, perfect for picky people everywhere...

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Kid-Friendly Baking Ideas for Mother's Day

Baking’s a brilliant way to introduce little ones to cooking and teach them some important kitchen skills. It’s inexpensive and easy to make yummy cakes and biscuits and it also means you know exactly what’s gone into them. What’s more, baking with kids can be a fun activity to do when it’s pouring with rain outside, or just to keep littlies entertained throughout the school holidays.

So, without further ado, GoneDigging serves up some tasty recipes youngsters will love – they’ll be especially nice to eat on Mother’s Day, not to mention at birthday parties, after school and more. Best of all, they’re recipes little ones can help with – some are even fitting for older kiddies to make themselves!

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While Isla Sleeps

While Isla Sleeps are one of the exciting new brands to join us on GoneDigging and we caught up with them to find out more about them and their lovely personalised children’s gifts.

It was started by friends Becky and Clare in 2010 while they were both on maternity leave. At first they juggled returning to their jobs and building While Isla Sleeps but now they work on the business full time. Their backgrounds are in retail and business analysis, but making things is something that they have enjoyed doing for many years. They’re self-taught and have learned much through experience, and as the business and their children grew, it was a scary, but obvious decision to try a change of career.

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What Mum Doesn't Want for Mother's Day

What Mum Doesn't Want for Mother's Day

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GoneDigging’s Top Celeb Mums

So, who do you turn to when you need some reliable advice about motherhood? Your mum? Your best bud? The web? Or a celebrity? It seems the below stars and mummies are the number celeb females we’d most like to get baby-related advice from. And us lot at GoneDigging HQ are a bit partial to looking at the latest snaps of celebrity mummies with their lovable mini-me’s. Celebs like Fearne Cotton, Kate Middleton and Adele truly relish ‘mummyhood’ and remind us that being a mum is one of the most satisfying honours in the world. So, let’s crack on with it – here are our favourite celebrity mums…

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Wedding Spending 2014 Revealed

Ever wondered how much the average couple spends on their wedding? Our friends at Sainsbury's Bank have found out what the top 10 wedding expenses were in 2014. 

Did you know that in 2014, couples spent over £150 more to hire a band for their wedding than the year before? Take a look at the biggest spends, as well as which countries have made the most generous gift-givers!

Wedding Spending

 

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Famous Milestone Birthdays This Year

Find out which celebs have turned – or are about to have – a milestone birthday in 2015…

Cody Simpson - 18

The Australian singer turned 18 on 11th January 2015. The birthday was a landmark for Cody, who in his home country of Australia would now be considered an adult at the age of 18. Simpson’s buddy Miley Cyrus presented the lucky musician with a pizza-designed cake during his birthday bash on Sunday 11th Jan in Malibu, Calif. Other friends at the shindig included Jaden Smith, girlfriend Gigi Hadid and Justin Bieber.

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Alternative Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

For some, Valentine’s Day is the perfect chance for starry-eyed couples to spend the day curled up together on the sofa to Love Actually with a glass of fizz to hand, professing their undying love for one another. For every infatuated idealist looking to express their undying affection, there’s the eye-rolling sceptic – namely those who are single, unromantic, resentful or all the above – who deem the day as ridiculous and unnecessary.

Fed up with mushy movies? Tired of overpriced menus and heart-shaped chocolates? And if you see The Notebook or Titanic on TV one more time, you’ll hurl a cupid’s arrow at the darned thing. Whether you’re single or part of a couple, you’ll love our selection of alternative ways to spend Valentine’s Day this year without all the soppy stuff – you definitely won’t have to reach for the bucket on February 14th.

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Kissential Facts

Kissential Facts

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