Cashmere Care

Editor Kim Williams packs away her winter woollies There’s no better day than the one when you realise you won’t be needing your cosy jumpers, coats and boots again this year. This particular winter has been –in a word – arduous, so it’s a given that most of us are looking forward to packing away…

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Pompoms with Personality

Anthropomorphism is the showing or treating of animals, gods and objects as if they are human in appearance or behaviour. And it also the inspiration behind Etta Dunsmure’s unique pompom gifts. Anthropom is the creation of Etta, a mother of two young girls, who lives outside Haddington. Anthropom sells personalised three-dimensional pompom pictures on quality…

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Open your Heart…

Mind, Body and Soul Columnist, Bernie Petrie asks us to open our hearts, this spring and let more love in. All too often we may have unknowingly closed our heart. Perhaps it was once hurt badly, so our brain tells us not to do that again. It’s too scary, it hurts too much, you can’t…

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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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