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.

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. 

Sponsored post: July’s cut flower patch planting diary

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Louise Curley, author of The Cut Flower Patch, shares this month’s planting diary.

Prospect Park, Brooklyn

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Heading to New York City this summer? Seek out Prospect Park in Brooklyn: a masterpiece of landscape architecture at the green heart of NYC’s largest borough.

Sponsored post: June’s cut flower patch planting diary

Louise Curley, The Cut Flower Patch

Louise Curley, author of The Cut Flower Patch, shares this month’s planting diary.

Making: Upcycled jeans runner

upcycled denim runner | the simple things

Give an al fresco meal the stylish setting it deserves. Turn a picnic into an occasion with our upcycled jeans runner project.

Recipe: Elderflower champagne

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Read our feature on ‘posh squash’ on page 35 of June’s The Simple Things? Get picking elderflowers before the season’s out, and use them to make this simple elderflower ‘champagne’ from blogger, Emma Bradshaw.

Sponsored post: Creative cooking by the campfire

Yeo Valley sausage recipe

Warming, comforting and incredibly satisfying, sausages may be the ultimate campfire food. Read on for a simple recipe.

Sponsored post: May’s cut flower patch planting diary

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Louise Curley, author of The Cut Flower Patch, shares this month’s planting diary.

Escaping: British cows

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Off to the countryside? Find out who’s who in the nation’s fields this spring