Thursday, 6 September 2012

the simple things...

I finally got my hands on a copy of 'The Simple Things'. It's been advertised for quite a while and so I suppose I had high hopes. It was a bit of a disappointment. I tend to think simple living goes hand in hand with a few 'green' principles (maybe I'm wrong) and was at least expecting the paper to be of the lovely matt recycled type.

I wasn't expecting pages of expensive objects of desire either. How is buying new stuff complying with the title of the magazine? I understand the need for endorsing products but maybe a little more imagination is needed here?

That said, lots of the articles appeal to me, the magazine is nice and thick and you get plenty of variety for your money. A little bit of crochet too.

We will most definitely be making apple chutney using one of the recipes and the bounty from our apple tree.


  1. Do I read correctly? £5 for a magazine? My husband says that I'm still in the 70s as far as prices go, and I'm starting to think he may be right. That's ok, I like it there.
    Thanks for the review, you've saved me from being tempted even for the most fleeting of moments.

    1. Shocking price! I'll give anything a go once! On this occasion I am probably better off trying to simplify my life without it! J :-)

  2. I've been considering the 3 for £5 offer, but I think I'll give it a miss, often these "perfect" mags just manage to make me feel inadequate......

  3. To be honest I think you get a better flavour and more ideas about the simple things in life from reading blogs! The more magazines I read the less I trust my own judgement. Maybe I should have a year off and not read any!