Have a look at the new issue of The Simple Things before it hits the shops. No need to be a teenage May Queen to personify spring. Just wear jeans and plimsolls instead of a white gown; swap the crown of flowers for a sprig of blossom and armfuls of home-grown greenery; and make your speech a quiet hurrah for headspace, pets, tea, cakes and all that stuff your mum calls 'tat'.
And should you feel compelled to hop, skip and jump, just make the nearest sapling your maypole. Lead your own parade through the town. The Simple Things will be at your side.
May's issue of The Simple Things is on sale from 29th April in all major supermarkets, WHSmith, M&S and larger newsagents. If you can’t find a copy, you can buy an issue here.