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The Simple Things January 2019

The Simple Things is a beautiful, useful, quirky and fun magazine about taking time to live well. We cover mindfulness and microadventures, eating and growing, forgotten wisdom, home life and slow moments. It's for people who love their lives but want to take the pressure off and remember what’s really important. We like tea & cake, learning stuff, being outside and the satisfaction of a job well done. Do you?

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starting the year

full of cheery optimism is a fine way to begin. And worth celebrating with a party or two, or even just by taking a contented afternoon nap. Making plans – for holidays,for your garden and your home – is a January tradition, but there are more everyday rituals you can weave into your life, too. There’s no need for abstinence, instead see the new year as a time to be open to new ideas (and resolve to drop everything for some outdoor fun should it snow). ■…

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did you know…

Our Swanton Floral Print was inspired by the interior of a quaint cottage by the sea. We painted the florals in the style of a vintage piece of art Joules is celebrating three decades of making memories and delivering fun, quality clothing for families to enjoy their time together, whatever the weather.Share your pictures of you and your family getting outdoors, whatever the weather, and you could win a family getaway worth £1,000.Visit joules.com/making-memories to find out more.#JoulesMakingMemories ■…

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things to want and wish for

Fireside shawl | £40 Wear it when you’re chilly, wear it when you’re not! seasaltcornwall.co.uk Galactic cardholder | £12 A thoroughly stellar accessory. oliverbonas.com Diana colourblock jumper | £38 Bold colour and pattern to brighten January. oasis-stores.com Glacier ceramic plate by Lucia Fraser | from £18 For eating off or admiring.theroomservice.co Ultima Thule glasses and carafe set | £145 Serve water at the table in this 1960s design. iittalia.com Giant Stubby beeswax candles | £16.50 From hives on London’s rooftops.thelondonhoneycompany.co.uk De Nimes No299 in Estate Emulsion | £45 for 2.5l A soft, elegant blue – would suit a kitchen or hallway, too.farrow-ball.com Granadilla needlepoint cushion | £115 Designed by Cressida Bell – handmade in British prisons.finecellwork.co.uk Cashmere socks | £25 The cosiest of bed-sock upgrades.rosiesugden.com 70s Teapot Glacier Grey…

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things to note and notice

Pondering or embarking on Dry January? New book Sober Curious by Ruby Warrington and website clubsoda.co.uk offers light-hearted support. HAVE AN ADMIN DAY Write thank you notes and fill in new calendars and diaries. Note expiry dates of any Christmas vouchers and delight in a job well done. LAUGH IT BETTER Cheer up Blue Monday with a comedy night. The Vault festival in south London is billed as the capital’s Edinburgh Fringe. From 23 January; vaultfestival.com. "Joy is the simplest form of gratitude"Karl Barth, Swiss theologian It’s Burns Night and it’s Friday, so at the very least don a spot of tartan and enjoy a dram or two. HAPPY HOUR Spend an hour counting the birds that land in your garden or park…

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(DJ: CLARE GOGERTY. ILLUSTRATION: ANNELIESE KLOS) stop look listen It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me ■…

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magical creatures

(ILLUSTRATION: ZUZA MIŚKO) You can hear them before you see them. Wild swans appear balletic when captured in flight or serenely gliding on water at a distance, but up close, really close, they flap and honk and peck and bicker. And thanks to the passion and commitment of one man, we can see this spectacle of wild birds every winter…The gulf stream keeps the UK uniquely temperate for its northerly latitude, making a much shorter and, therefore, safer migration for wild birds from Arctic lands. Sir Peter Scott, son of the famous Antarctic explorer, saw that there was an opportunity to create wildlife reserves here and founded the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge in Gloucestershire in 1946.In autumn, as daylight reduces, wild swans in their thousands find their way…