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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Vegan Lasagne

As the evenings grow lighter and we peel off the layers, I don’t know about you, but my focus turns to lighter healthier food, which lifts our spirits and in turn makes us feel good and more energetic. Cut to this month’s recipe – a healthy and vegan lasagne! Yes, healthy and vegan with my…

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Turning the Tide on Plastics

As a conservation and education charity, human impact on the environment and wildlife is at the forefront of the work of the team at North Berwick’s Scottish Seabird Centre. They are working hard to raise awareness of some extremely important environmental issues. Small changes can have a significant impact and the Seabird team supports reducing plastic waste…

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Spring Weekend Edit

This time of year is particularly difficult in deciding what to wear – British springtime comes with warm sunshine tempered with unpredictable showers and then a reliable dip in temperature! …Our advice? If you haven’t bought a spring jacket yet, it’s time to do so – lightweight outerwear is perfect for in between seasons. Team…

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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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