Not Quite Out of the Wood (Yet)!

The dream of early retirement is all that keeps some of us going through the daily grind. Fantasies of a round-the-world cruise, gin and tonics on a seaside terrace or writing a best-selling novel all make work endurable. Somebody who recently considered retirement, is Donnie Spence of Linton Country Furniture which is now in its…

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Against the Grain

These days, when mass-produced furniture goes for a song from stores like Ikea, it’s refreshing to see a wave of artisan furniture-makers bravely going against the grain. Joshua Miller, is one of the new wave of artisan furniture makers breathing new life into the old-fashioned carpentry trade. Using his natural designing ability and his woodworking…

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Get Personal on Special Occasions

It’s been little more than a month since Christmas but alas, the next gift-giving celebrations are already upon us. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there but unless you sort something out sharpish you’re going to be in the bad books. Luckily we’ve got this covered with unique, personalised gifts that show thought and that you’ve…

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Make a Nordic New Year’s Resolution

Hayley Flangan tells us to how to bring the art of Scandinavian living into our lives with a little book or two… TAKE UP A NEW HOBBY Explore your creativity and relax and unwind with mindful crafting. FINALLY DECLUTTER Yes, even when you’re still alive! TAKE A (COFFEE) BREAK Fika isn’t just a coffee break;…

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All I want for Christmas

From the fabulous to the fun, the stylish to the surprising – here is our choice of perfect presents to suit all budgets. All from your local high street! 1. Pure Wool Throw in assorted colours £65 each & 3. Headlamp with Natural Wood Tripod £450 & 5. Large Magnolia Platter £30 & 8. Lighthouse…

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Get Personal this Christmas…

Get personal this Christmas with Gullane’s Old Smiddy Whilst Christmas is a time for sharing and giving, buying unique and interesting Christmas presents can sometimes be a real challenge. Gullane’s Old Smiddy Bespoke specialise in personalised Christmas gifts, perfect for stocking stuffers, Secret Santas or that special something under the tree. With everything from personalised…

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