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

rowena cade the minack theatre cornwall | the simple things magazine

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. 

Recipe: Chilled prawns with garlic mayonnaise

chilled prawns recipe

The finest of finger foods, especially dipped in aioli, this recipe for chilled prawns with garlic mayonnaise makes the perfect summer lunch.

WIN £50 worth of Dragonfly tea

Dragonfly teas

WIN £50 worth of Dragonfly tea We love a cuppa here at The Simple Things and so are pleased to tell you about a competition to win £50 worth of organic Dragonfly tea. Five winners will receive a mahogany tea chest filled with all 15 speciality teas (96 sachets in total). For your chance to… Continue reading

August issue cover reveal!


Psst! Have a look at the cover of the August issue of The Simple Things.

Slowing down for the summer


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

Recipe: Garlic potato salad with lemon creme fraiche

potato salad recipe | the simple things

Reinvent the picnic for the modern world with made-to-be-mobile dishes, such as this potato salad recipe. A garlicky mustard kick rescue potatoes from potential blandness.

Competition: Win £150 worth of Earthborn Claypaint

Earthborn 2013 Yorkshire Moors (high res landscape) copy

Earthborn is giving away £150 worth of lovely Claypaint to one lucky reader of The Simple Things.

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.

Competition: Win a Feather Down Farm Days holiday!

the simple things feather down farm days brittany competition

Feather Down Farm Days and Brittany Ferries bring you this month’s fab prize – an outdoorsy holiday in France.

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.