The Simple Things


What is your simple thing? Maybe it's the smell of freshly cut grass, walking through crunchy Autumn leaves, listening to the rain, going for a picnic with friends on a beach, growing your own herbs, giving a handmade gift wrapped in brown paper and ribbon...these are a few of my favourite simple things.

One of my truly favourite simple things in life is receiving post through our letter box. Magazine subscriptions, parcels and fabric orders...I know that they will be on their way during the month but I still get so excited when the post arrives. Even more so, unexpected post, such as cards or letters from friends and family, brings a pure pleasure and a warm feeling inside that you just don't get from an email. Knowing that the post will bring news to read, things to discover, inspiring ideas of things to make and places to explore, makes it one of my favourite simple things.

I love opening the post, settling down with my favourite magazines over the weekend, whilst snuggling in a blanket on the sofa with a cup of tea (and maybe a slice of cake!). I have a passion for magazines and love having the latest issues arrive at home in the post. The magazines that I adore, and have subscriptions for, include Elle Decoration, Red, Country Living, National Geographic, Easy Living, Jamie, Mollie Makes and now one more...

I'm excited to tell you about a new magazine launch happening this week called The Simple Things, from the makers of Mollie Makes. Out on the 6th of September, The Simple Things is...


" a new magazine celebrating the things that matter most. Featuring a gorgeous blend of interiors, gardening, cookery, lifestyle and crafts, The Simple Things is about taking time to enjoy the simple pleasures in life – a walk in the country, making a warm inviting home, sharing food with loved ones, gardening, traditions worth reviving and memories worth cherishing.

It’s about knowing that there’s no satisfaction like that at the end of a long muddy walk, no pink so pretty as freshly-cut rhubarb, no perfume to compare with your own home-grown flowers. It’s keeping your dad’s old typewriter just because it’s beautiful. It’s an empty beach on a Sunday morning. It’s backpedaling. It’s the Simple Things. "  


The magazine blurb sounds just what I'm looking for at the moment that other magazines just don't bring. As well as a magazine there is a lovely The Simple Things blog too with lot's of inspiring posts and the first issue cover reveal too.

On the blog you'll find a digital sampler of The Simple Things magazine where you can take a sneeky peek inside the magazine before The Simple Things launches this week. The digital sampler shows the stunning photography, inspiring content and beautiful layout inside the magazine.

I'll be rushing home on Thursday to indulge in one of my favourite simple things...a warming cup of tea and a brand new magazine. I can't wait for The Simple Things to arrive!