Pumpkin and Chocolate Chip Muffins

Russell and Lucy Calder from The Patch at Kilduff are excited about more people trying their pumpkins and sharing their recipes, including this one created for Kilduff Farm by Sonia Lee, LeeLifeNutrition. INGREDIENTS 150g softly roasted pumpkin or squash  2 ripe bananas  1 egg, lightly beaten  1 tsp vanilla extract  90ml melted coconut oil  60ml…

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New Dog in Town

There’s a new dog in town. A discerning dog, strutting his stuff wearing a Harris tweed collar and a Liberty leash. Meeting his pals for a frozen yoghurt and a chat. The pet shop on North Berwick’s High Street has reopened and provides a one-stop-shop for the discerning mutt (and other creatures)-about-town! If dogs could…

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Autumnal Treasures

Autumn is a season of transition and we’re all likely to feel a little unsettled by the global chaos going on around us at the moment! Find a little oasis of calm on your high street and, in buying from local shops, peace of mind that you are making a difference in your community. For…

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Focus on Sofas

Interior designer Emma Cross tells us the importance of choosing the right sofa for your home Given the amount of time you’ll spend sitting on a sofa throughout your lives, a good quality sofa is worth spending money on. It’s certainly not a purchase to make lightly, or in a rush. In fact, ask interior…

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Forever Bathrooms

The humble bathroom was once an afterthought – often contained in an outhouse in the garden. But now, after the kitchen, the bathroom is probably the most important room in the house. And, as we seek to make the most of precious downtime, its status has been raised and many of us are renovating our…

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How to Choose the Perfect Gift

We asked Rebecca which of the Beatitude blends is most popular for whom and why? Peace is the most popular blend for mums and mothers-in-law.  When mums are buying for daughters and daughters-in-law then Joy is definitely the favoured blend as this is the one which picks you up and has a profound uplifting and…

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Finding Supreme Happiness

We chat to Beatitude founder, Rebecca O’Connor about the benefits of aromatherapy and essential oils. And can they really help us find supreme happiness? With over 30 years in the industry, you must be passionate about aromatherapy? Absolutely! When I first trained in aromatherapy in the early 90s few people had heard of aromatherapy. Since…

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To Doula, or not to Doula

When it comes to birth and life, making decisions can be tricky. With the best will in the world, things don’t always go as planned. And this is where Harmonia Support can help. The word doula comes from ancient Greek meaning ‘a woman who serves’. Today, a doula, also known as a birth coach or…

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