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In our competition you could win £500 worth of vouchers towards a Slow Holiday courtesy of Inntravel, the Slow Holiday people. Just click here to ‘like’ their Facebook page, enter your details, and then imagine where Inntravel could take you. Walk the wild undiscovered coastline of Portugal; cycle the back lanes of France; discover the… Continue reading

September sea swimming

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Dive in, the water’s lovely! Try sea swimming this September.

The Minack open-air theatre and its inspirational female builder, Rowena Cade

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This month, The Simple Things recommends a visit to the Minack open-air theatre, Cornwall. As well as a programmed of acclaimed performances, the clifftop creation has an intriguing history, too. 

Slowing down for the summer


Photographer and stylist, Emily Quinton, and her tips on slowing down this summer.

Take your life outside

Take your life outside | the simple things

Go barefoot, try rockpooling, and catch an al fresco film – no better season to take your life outside.

Remembering the moment: Download and send a Lazygram

lazygram | the simple things

This month, in our campaign to savour holiday memories, we consider the postcard – the perfect snapshot.

Take a twilight walk

take a twilight walk | the simple things

As the sun lingers longer on the horizon, dusk in high summer is an opportunity to take a twilight walk and revel in the nocturnal nature on all our doorsteps. 

And they’re off… Tour de France

tour de france | the simple things

With Le Tour making its Grand Depart for the 101st time over here in Yorkshire, The Simple Things looks at the biggest annual sporting event in the world – the Tour de France.

Pack the perfect picnic


No basket? No problem. Part of the picnic’s appeal is its ad hoc nature, so go with the flow and improvise with our top tips for perfect picnic accoutrements.

Summer sounds from Josie da Bank

bestival soundtrack | the simple things

Hit play on our soundtrack to summer with sounds chosen by Josie da Bank, creative director and producer of Bestival and Camp Bestival.