New shoots abound. Not just in the garden and the forest but in our daily lives. Enjoy a leafy brunch with friends and let the wisdom of others inspire you to grow tall and strong. It's a time to plan your weekend over a morning cuppa, then pull on your wellies and be outdoors. Fling open the French windows, peg the washing on the line and head off to find a wild garden. There are tomatoes to grow, cow parsley to gather and tents to pitch. Life's good when you remember The Simple Things.