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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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Delicious Valentine’s Dishes for Your Darling

Want to impress your lover this Valentine’s Day? It doesn’t mean booking in at the most expensive restaurant in the West End or checking in at the plushest Parisian hotel. You can impress your sweetheart from the comfort of your kitchen by whipping up one of these delectable delights on February 14th – you’ll be sure to get oodles of oohs and ahhs. And we think you’ll agree that these recipes are de-eee-licious with a capital ‘D’.

Starters & Nibbles

Indulge your darling and whet their appetite with an enticingly edible appetizer. We’ve put together a few lip-smacking starters that’d be just the job…

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Your Burns’ Night Menu

Suffering with a case of the January blues? Aren’t we all. This Sunday is Burns’ Night, a night on which the Scots honour the birthday of Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns.  Why not cheer yourself (and a few friends) up by celebrating this traditional Scottish occasion? Anyone can host a Burns’ Night party – you needn’t be Scottish!

The tradition dates all the way back to Burns’ death. The first Burns Supper was held on the anniversary of his passing on 21st July, five years after his death in 1796, and was organised by Robert Burns’ chums. Since then, Burns’ Night suppers have become an annual event held on what would have been the Scottish poet’s birthday, January 25th.

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