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Nest: Keith Stephenson and Mark Hampshire of Mini Moderns

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Keith Stephenson and Mark Hampshire of Mini Moderns let The Simple Things in for a look around their stylish railway carriage holiday home. On the Dungeness headland in Kent, this Victorian guard’s carriage was nothing special when the clever couple got their hands on it. Now a comfortable holiday home with two bedrooms, a living… Continue reading

Join The Simple Things for a day in the country with Yeo Valley


Join us for a special day, hosted by Yeo Valley exclusively for readers of The Simple Things Learn more about growing organically, watch a butter-making demonstration and receive some expert tuition on arranging flowers. You’ll spend the morning in the tranquil Yeo Valley Organic Garden, meeting the friendly garden team as you pick an array of flowers from the six and a… Continue reading

Escape: Wheel Women (and their cycling accessories)


In April’s issue of The Simple Things, we get back on the road with a quick spring bike health-check (page 20) and a look back at the history of women and cycling, as told through a Victorian cycling manual for ladies (p86). Fellow bike lovers, gather round. We’ve picked some of our favourite cycling accessories… Continue reading

Simple style: The denim jacket


Read our potted history of the trusty, tireless denim jacket in April’s issue of The Simple Things? Investing in a classic denim jacket should see years of wear. But what to wear with it? Here are our top denim jacket style picks. Clockwise from top left: 1. Go nautique with a classic Breton tee, Toast £49… Continue reading

Win a luxury hamper worth £150


From large family-friendly properties to romantic boltholes, New Forest Living offers a collection of luxury holiday cottages across the New Forest National Park. For a taste of what the New Forest has to offer, New Forest Living is giving one lucky new Facebook liker the chance to win this wonderful artisan hamper worth £150, filled… Continue reading

Reader offer: Luxury cottage retreat


10% off bookings at beautiful holiday cottage: Cappele Cottage, Snowdonia Standing alone in a peaceful valley, Cappele Cottage near Corwen, Snowdonia effortlessly mixes contemporary style with rustic character. Cappele’s idyllic location is perfect for hiking and biking in the Snowdonia Hills or simply relaxing and romancing and enjoying some of the wonderful food that Wales has… Continue reading

Asparagus with Gill Meller, River Cottage

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River Cottage’s head chef explains why home-grown asparagus is worth waiting for, in April’s issue of The Simple Things. “We’ve been waiting three years for our asparagus bed at River Cottage to yield anything considered ripe for cutting,” says Gillon Meller. “Patience, our gardener insists, is the watchword when growing this delicate little plant.” “The… Continue reading

Food from afar: Bomboloni

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Bomboloni: delightful to say, even more delightful to eat. And possibly even onomatopoeic, if you attempt to exclaim “bloomin’ lovely!” while you’re eating them! Doughnuts fulfil a basic human craving the world over and countless countries have their own spin on them – there’s the French beignet, the Turkish tulumba and the Israeli sufganiya to name but a fraction…. Continue reading

Kirstie Allsopp presents The Handmade Fair

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We are delighted to announce that we’ve teamed up with Kirstie Allsopp and Hobbycraft to bring you The Handmade Fair, coming this September to Hampton Court Palace! Join The Handmade Fair mailing list to get all the latest updates and for access to the ticket pre-sale.