The Early Years
Since 2010, Kokova Magazine shared a spectrum of resources and information on all aspects of life, including food & drink with free-from options, lifestyle choices, travel routes, and destinations, days out, and events. Through a variety of offers and prize, we promoted producers and suppliers through competitions and kept our readers up to date on food and lifestyle events. We aimed to give honest, unbiased views and reviews across all our channels, and share in our discovery of new, exciting products, producers, and places to visit. The ‘Kokova Magazine’ website (previously The Source Mag Online) was first launched to support and accompany the print copy of The Source, which was distributed with The Sunday Observer (across London and the South East in 2010/2011). It went on to become Your Source Today (online) in 2012.
Where We Are Today
Having worked on this website for over a decade, it is hard to let go and change direction, but now we are moving on as Kokova Magazine, focusing on the things we have discovered over the years and want to share. This will be a new turnaround for the Kokova Magazine team, with a more intimate and personal approach.
The content will still stretch far and wide highlighting some of the personal choices that are available and relevant to our team.
Meet the team
"When did I get so old! It seemed to happen overnight, but it really is just about putting less time into me and too much time into others. Selfish? Or Survival! Getting older has made me a little bit more selfish, I am happy to admit. When stress and exhaustion dominate and menopause hits, it is time to reflect on what issues you can change and what you need to leave behind. Looking after yourself is as important as looking after others because if you can't function as a whole everybody suffers."
I am very much driven by self-preservation of late, but also a growing passion to bring more choice and information into as many people's lives as possible, especially on topics such as alternative options to mainstream shopping and lifestyle choices. Daily struggles with health issues, an unstable thyroid, and trying to follow a sugar-, gluten- and dairy-free diet (which doesn't always work out), I am keen to explore options for finding the right balance to support this stage in my life. Mindfulness, relaxation, and the right fuel apparently do go a long way to achieving a living balance.
The IT Guy
My wonderful rock. The man who joined my life as I started this venture; who has the patience of a saint and a penchant for good whisky. Andy Dalton oversees any website improvements, fixes all the bugs, and ensures the hidden side of the website runs smoothly. He shares my passion for good food and new experiences, taking great delight in sourcing new leads for us to follow, and forcing me to learn to 'code'. When it comes to fine wines and spirits Andy is our connoisseur, whose love of Islay whiskies is still a source of confusion for those who do not appreciate such smokey flavours. Andy steps in as necessary as our part-time photographer, joining select events, camera in hand to capture a real feel for the places he visits.
Editorial Channel Descriptions
Food and Drink
We are what we eat! Most days we eat a healthy balanced diet while supporting local and small producers... and some days we just want to indulge.
A selection of recipes from everyday meals to special occasions - with celebrity contributions and back to basic ideas.
Covering all aspects of lifestyle choices including leisure activities, beauty and skincare, personal care, health issues, alternative therapies, and home shopping trends.
Discover a variety of travel options and destinations for healthy holidays, indulgent retreats, pure luxury and relaxation, and escapes from the norm.
At Kokova Magazine, your pets are part of the family and we have a channel dedicated to products and information for pet products.
Out & About
With a huge selection of UK based events and festivals, the Out & About channel keeps you up-to-date with what's going on.
Enter our competitions for a chance to win great prizes and receive exclusive reader offers from our competition sponsors.
Read unbiased reports and honest reviews on a variety of products and places we have personally tried and tested.
Online Visitor Statistics Aug 2017 - 2018
Our online statistics and audience information at YourSourceToday.com are*: -
- 58,826 Pageviews
- 28,787 Users
- 69.4% Female / 30.6% Male - with a majority age range of 35 - 44 years
- Our largest audience area is London, closely followed by other major UK cities including Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Birmingham
- Outside of the UK, the USA is our second largest audience, with additional visitors from across Europe. Our reach has spread to the other side of the world, with visitors from Australia becoming a regular addition to our monthly unique views
*Google analytics 22/08/2017 – 22/08/2018
At Kokova Magazine we also have a lovely team of 'guinea pigs' who we can call upon for product reviews but are keen to increase our team - so if you are a food writer or blogger and would like the opportunity to have your work included please contact us regarding guest posts at email@example.com