It’s hotting up at Sussex Living Magazine this month as we bring you our summery August issue.

Helping you make the most of sultry summer days, we have a refreshing feature all about living alfresco. From summer houses to BBQ Huts, and outdoor kitchens to Shepherd’s huts, there is tons of inspiration to be found here – even popping up a tent in the garden can make a great hide away to relax and play in. Find the details from page 28.

I hope you like our dashing cover star this month, Great Britain’s rugby sevens captain Tom Mitchell (thanks to Paler Images for the picture). He is hoping to take the rugby sevens squad to victory at the Rio Olympics this August, but kindly found the time to have a chat with Sasha Kanal. See what he thinks about Team GB’s chances of gold on page 10.

Keeping you in the sporting mood, try your hand – and your brain – at our summer quiz, all about the Olympics over the years. There are some fabulous prizes to be won, so do make sure you turn to page 27 and give it a go.

Of course we have all your favourite regulars as well, from health and beauty to gardening and a lovely walk around Ditchling. We also have a great feature on East Clayton Farm, where Ruth Lawrence met some very sweet donkeys. The feature starts on page 43.

We are already gearing up for our September issue next month, which will be jam-packed with interesting features to get your teeth into, including our ever-popular Education Feature. It is a brilliant platform to advertise around, so make sure you give us a call if you wish to join the back to school fun!