Autumn Layers

Autumn is the time to burrow into your oversize fuzzy jumpers and wear the same pair of jeans Monday to Friday. Looking stylish through the cooler months means figuring out how to layer without looking like an overstuffed penguin. Here are our top tips: SWEATER VESTED: A knitted vest, short-sleeved jumper or cardie will be…

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A Day in the Life of… Clare Blatherwick Jeweller

With over twenty years in the jewellery business, Clare Blatherwick is one of the most experienced jewellery professionals in the country. In 2017, she founded Clare Blatherwick FGA DGA, a business designed to offer her clients an alternative to the high street for all of their jewellery needs. Clare has selected pieces of jewellery for…

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Visit Echo Beach Someday

For a new generation of creators and consumers alike, the pandemic was a chance to break away and begin again. And one such COVID entrepreneur is Susan Cameron, founder of Echo Beach Designs. The year 2020 began badly for Susan Cameron – having come to the end of her fixed-contract as a project manager at…

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My Actions are the Ground Upon Which I Stand

Bernie Rowen-Ross reminds us of the importance of our actions and how easy it is to spread kindness to those around us.   Oh what joy, the autumn colours are showing off their best palette! As I watch the leaves falling it reminds me of our own impermanence, our own time on the planet. The…

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Slow Down Sweetheart There is No Need to Rush

As columnist Bernadette Petrie struggles with her own mental health, she reminds herself and us to slow down – take each day as it comes – step-by-step. One day my son hopped into the car beside me and said; “Mum, I can’t wait until I’m taller than you”. He was about half an inch away.…

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We All Need a Farmer

In August a short film, aimed at raising the feel-good factor amongst Scotland’s farmers, launched on social media. ‘We all need a farmer’ is the work of award-winning director, Jason Connery, and narrated by renowned Scottish actor Ian Pirie. The Brand family have been enormously touched by the release of a short film ‘We all…

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Worth Shelling Out For

Today we regard lobster as a luxury food, but it has not always been so. They were so abundant in colonial New England that servants, as a condition of their employment, insisted on not being fed lobster more than three times a week. And on these shores they were at first a food of the…

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