Art & Design

Kara Burke’s dog cushions capture the heart

Kara Burke is an illustrator from Portland, Oregon who brilliantly captures the personality of dogs and cats in these adorable cushions and mini stuffed ornaments. Off the peg designs start at around £20 from Kara’s Etsy shop and she is happy to accept custom orders based on a photograph of

Interiors

Kara Burke’s dog cushions capture the heart

Kara Burke is an illustrator from Portland, Oregon who brilliantly captures the personality of dogs and cats in these adorable cushions and mini stuffed ornaments. Off the peg designs start at around £20 from Kara’s Etsy shop and she is happy to accept custom orders based on a photograph of your pet. You can find out more here and can contact Kara at kara.l.burke [!at]gmail.com.    

Writing & Film

Caravans, midges, fish and bollards

We’re delighted to bring you this new short story by up-and-coming novelist Catherine Simpson. Catherine, from Penicuik, is a previous winner of the prestigious Scottish Book Trust New Writer’s Award and her hotly anticipated novel Truestory will be published by Sandstone Press later this year.  *** The only time I ever cried with joy was when my parents bought a caravan. I was nine years old and thought we might go on holiday now and be normal. We lived on a

Food & Drink

Strapping sheep shearers plus food and drink! It’s the Royal Highland Show

Strapping sheep shearers, horsemen and women wearing impossibly fitted clothes, and quack commandos rounded up by a blind sheep dog, are some of the eclectic combination of attractions at the 2015 Royal Highland Show running until Sunday 21 June. Here at Avocado Sweet however, we try not to be too undignified in our rush to the food hall, now known as Scotland’s Larder Live.   The event hosts over 100 food and drink suppliers including Mhor Bread, hopefully fronted again this year

Events

Vintage fair and live jazz at Abbot House this Saturday

The parterre garden at Abbot House, which enjoys a fantastic backdrop in the form of Dunfermline Abbey, is one of the loveliest places in Fife for an outdoor event. This Saturday 27 June it will be the location for a fundraising event to support Abbot House which has been struggling for funds of late.  As well as the pretty garden setting, you can enjoy a barbecue, a selection of real ales, vintage stalls selling clothes, china and jewellery, and live

Shopping

Kara Burke’s dog cushions capture the heart

Kara Burke is an illustrator from Portland, Oregon who brilliantly captures the personality of dogs and cats in these adorable cushions and mini stuffed ornaments. Off the peg designs start at around £20 from Kara’s Etsy shop and she is happy to accept custom orders based on a photograph of your pet. You can find out more here and can contact Kara at kara.l.burke [!at]gmail.com.