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The Simple Things

Mar 01 2021
Magazine

The Simple Things is a beautiful, useful, quirky and fun magazine about taking time to live well. We cover mindfulness and microadventures, eating and growing, forgotten wisdom, home life and slow moments. It's for people who love their lives but want to take the pressure off and remember what’s really important. We like tea & cake, learning stuff, being outside and the satisfaction of a job well done. Do you?

A could-do list Balm

Editor

MARCH ALMANAC • Seasonal thoughts & things to help you enjoy the month

Veg box suppers • AS WINTER STAPLES ARE JOINED BY EARLY SPRING VEGETABLES, FIND INSPIRATION FOR NEW WAYS TO USE THE SEASONAL BOUNTY IN YOUR SUPPLIES

Magical creatures • ANAPPRECIATION OF THE S LOW WORM

Hope springs • FOR JESSICA FURSETH, PART OF THE BEAUTY OF BLOSSOM HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT LIFE COMING BACK. THIS YEAR THAT PROMISE OF RETURN FEELS MORE SIGNIFICANT THAN EVER

CAKE IN THE HOUSE • Indulgent brandy-infused karidopita tastes even better a day or two after it’s baked, if you can bear to leave it that long...

My day in cups of tea • We have a natter with Birmingham-based potter Katie Robbins and ask her to tell us all about how she spends her day in cuppas.

A simple thing...

GOOD FIGURES • Where statistics and optimism meet

SMALL CHANGE

Turning trash into treasure • WOMEN SALVAGING ELECTRONIC WASTE ARE SAVING THE PLANET, AND BUILDING A SAFE, SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR THEMSELVES, TOO

EXCELLENT WOMEN • Plumbing the gap with a new resource

HAPPY AS A LARK

RISE AND SHINE • AUSSIE BLOGGER NATURAL HARRY SHARES HER FAVOURITE CLEANING CONCOCTIONS THAT ARE AS KIND TO THE PLANET AS THEY ARE TO YOUR HOME

WEARING WELL • Stories of the clothes we love DR MARTENS

“To unite and speak up is the only choice we have now. If hate is rising, then love must rise higher” • If we want a better world, we need to fight for it – and poetry can help – says poet, performer and now novelist Salena Godden. As she tells Lydia Wilkins, we just need to arm ourselves with a bit of positive thinking

LUXEMBOURG • AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER MIKEL TRAKO GUIDES US AROUND THE CITY THAT STOLE HIS HEART AND WHICH HE NOW CALLS HOME

MIKEL’S PERSONAL TOUR

House party • ENJOY A ‘WEEKEND AWAY’ AT HOME BY EATING, DRINKING AND RELAXING THE WAY YOU DO ON HOLIDAY

WINES FOR THE WEEKEND

Oh yes I can! • HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU SAID, I CAN’T… DRAW, DANCE, SING, DO MATHS? IT’S TIME TO LOSE THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS THAT ARE HOLDING YOU BACK, SAYS HAZEL DAVIS

HOW TO REFRAME NEGATIVES • The good news about our brain is that it can be trained to behave differently through repeated actions and active choices.

WEAVING THE FUTURE • MOTHER-AND-DAUGHTER MAKERS WILLOW WITH ROOTS ENTWINE TRADITIONAL SKILLS WITH MODERN THINKING

PROUDLY HOMEMADE

FLASHES OF BRILLIANCE • FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS, LIGHTHOUSES HAVE BEEN LITERAL AND METAPHORICAL BEACONS, SYMBOLS OF STEADFASTNESS AND HOPE – AND WELL WORTH A VISIT, SAYS TOM NANCOLLAS

Armchair visits • Lighthouses have lit up the imaginations of many writers.

A simple thing...

Know a thing or two... Ethical Travel • TAKING A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD OF HOLIDAYS THAT DO GOOD

Glossary of ethical travel terms

UNETHICAL TRAVEL

Before you go…

POSITIVE PRACTICES

GOING WELL • As you plan your next holiday, dip into the trips, services and advice offered by these responsible travel specialists and organisations

The time of the sugars • It might not feel like it quite yet but, across the northern hemisphere, spring is on its way. Deep in the Canadian countryside, the sugar maple sap is rising and the yearly ritual of syrup making is well...


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Frequency: Monthly Pages: 132 Publisher: Iceberg Press Limited Edition: Mar 01 2021

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The Simple Things is a beautiful, useful, quirky and fun magazine about taking time to live well. We cover mindfulness and microadventures, eating and growing, forgotten wisdom, home life and slow moments. It's for people who love their lives but want to take the pressure off and remember what’s really important. We like tea & cake, learning stuff, being outside and the satisfaction of a job well done. Do you?

A could-do list Balm

Editor

MARCH ALMANAC • Seasonal thoughts & things to help you enjoy the month

Veg box suppers • AS WINTER STAPLES ARE JOINED BY EARLY SPRING VEGETABLES, FIND INSPIRATION FOR NEW WAYS TO USE THE SEASONAL BOUNTY IN YOUR SUPPLIES

Magical creatures • ANAPPRECIATION OF THE S LOW WORM

Hope springs • FOR JESSICA FURSETH, PART OF THE BEAUTY OF BLOSSOM HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT LIFE COMING BACK. THIS YEAR THAT PROMISE OF RETURN FEELS MORE SIGNIFICANT THAN EVER

CAKE IN THE HOUSE • Indulgent brandy-infused karidopita tastes even better a day or two after it’s baked, if you can bear to leave it that long...

My day in cups of tea • We have a natter with Birmingham-based potter Katie Robbins and ask her to tell us all about how she spends her day in cuppas.

A simple thing...

GOOD FIGURES • Where statistics and optimism meet

SMALL CHANGE

Turning trash into treasure • WOMEN SALVAGING ELECTRONIC WASTE ARE SAVING THE PLANET, AND BUILDING A SAFE, SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR THEMSELVES, TOO

EXCELLENT WOMEN • Plumbing the gap with a new resource

HAPPY AS A LARK

RISE AND SHINE • AUSSIE BLOGGER NATURAL HARRY SHARES HER FAVOURITE CLEANING CONCOCTIONS THAT ARE AS KIND TO THE PLANET AS THEY ARE TO YOUR HOME

WEARING WELL • Stories of the clothes we love DR MARTENS

“To unite and speak up is the only choice we have now. If hate is rising, then love must rise higher” • If we want a better world, we need to fight for it – and poetry can help – says poet, performer and now novelist Salena Godden. As she tells Lydia Wilkins, we just need to arm ourselves with a bit of positive thinking

LUXEMBOURG • AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER MIKEL TRAKO GUIDES US AROUND THE CITY THAT STOLE HIS HEART AND WHICH HE NOW CALLS HOME

MIKEL’S PERSONAL TOUR

House party • ENJOY A ‘WEEKEND AWAY’ AT HOME BY EATING, DRINKING AND RELAXING THE WAY YOU DO ON HOLIDAY

WINES FOR THE WEEKEND

Oh yes I can! • HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU SAID, I CAN’T… DRAW, DANCE, SING, DO MATHS? IT’S TIME TO LOSE THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS THAT ARE HOLDING YOU BACK, SAYS HAZEL DAVIS

HOW TO REFRAME NEGATIVES • The good news about our brain is that it can be trained to behave differently through repeated actions and active choices.

WEAVING THE FUTURE • MOTHER-AND-DAUGHTER MAKERS WILLOW WITH ROOTS ENTWINE TRADITIONAL SKILLS WITH MODERN THINKING

PROUDLY HOMEMADE

FLASHES OF BRILLIANCE • FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS, LIGHTHOUSES HAVE BEEN LITERAL AND METAPHORICAL BEACONS, SYMBOLS OF STEADFASTNESS AND HOPE – AND WELL WORTH A VISIT, SAYS TOM NANCOLLAS

Armchair visits • Lighthouses have lit up the imaginations of many writers.

A simple thing...

Know a thing or two... Ethical Travel • TAKING A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD OF HOLIDAYS THAT DO GOOD

Glossary of ethical travel terms

UNETHICAL TRAVEL

Before you go…

POSITIVE PRACTICES

GOING WELL • As you plan your next holiday, dip into the trips, services and advice offered by these responsible travel specialists and organisations

The time of the sugars • It might not feel like it quite yet but, across the northern hemisphere, spring is on its way. Deep in the Canadian countryside, the sugar maple sap is rising and the yearly ritual of syrup making is well...


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