Your Source Today
Since 2010, Your Source Today has 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 promote producers and suppliers through an array of competitions, and keep our readers up to date on food and lifestyle events. We aim to give honest, unbiased views and reviews across all our channels, and share in our discovery of new, exciting product, producers and places to visit.
The ‘Your Source Today’ website (previously The Source Mag Online) was first launched to accompany the print copy of The Source, distributed with The Sunday Observer across London and the South East. It went on to become Your Source Today (online) in 2012.
Editorial Channel Descriptions
Food and Drink
We are what we eat! Food is the body’s fuel so what should we eat and when can we treat? We look at various food trends & solid rules for a healthy fuel supply.
Covering all aspects of life and individual lifestyles choices including leisure activities, health issues, skincare, alternative therapies and shopping trends.
Discover a variety of travel options and destinations for healthy holidays, indulgent retreats, pure luxury and relaxation, and escapes from the norm.
Read unbiased reports and honest reviews on a variety of products and places we have personally tried and tested, including our Top Picks and Star Buys choices.
Enter monthly competitions for a chance to win great prizes and receive exclusive reader offers from our competition sponsors at Your Source Today.
Online Visitor Statistics 2016
Our online statistics and audience information at YourSourceToday.com are*: -
- 176,165 Pageviews
- 46,759 Users
- 76% Female / 24% Male - with a majority age range of 35 - 44 years
- 50.76% New vs 49.24% Returning visitors
- 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 Russia and Australia becoming a regular addition to our monthly unique views
*Google analytics 01/1/2016 – 31/12/2016
Meet the team
Editor-in-Chief Susan Sheen is driven by a passion to bring more choice and information into as many people's lives as possible regarding alternative options to mainstream shopping and lifestyle choices. A daily struggle with health issues, an unstable thyroid and while trying to follow a sugar-, gluten- and dairy-free diet, Susan is keen to explore alternative options for those who need to find the right balance to support the stages of life they are going through. Mindfullness, relaxation and the right fuel go a long way to achieving a level balance.
"Getting older has made me a little bit more selfish! When stress and exhaustion dominate and the 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 every body suffers, especially yours."
Technical Director Andy Dalton, overseas any website improvements, fixes all the 'bugs' and ensures that the YST website runs smoothly - and is available to visitors on a daily basis. He shares Susan's passion for good food and new experiences and takes great delight in sourcing new leads for the YST team to follow up on.
When it comes to fine wines and spirits Andy is the YST connoisseur, whose penchant for 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.
Travel Editor Sarah Sheen is ready to step out into the world and expand on her knowledge of food in a variety of locations, whenever the opportunity arises to expand the YST Travel section and personally explore and review a world in waiting.
Sarah is largely responsible for the family's movement away from weekly supermarket shops. In her early teens Sarah chose to no longer eat mass produced foods due to the mainstream farming methods being used at the time and the lack of choice available. After further investigation Sarah discovered a whole world of ethically sourced goods and gentler farming practises that meant she could follow a balanced diet while staying true to her personal feelings on animal welfare and crop production.
Photographer Ben Dean is a freelance photographer and web design artist by trade, whose passion however is automotive photography, and joined us in time for CarFest South in 2014, capturing some amazing images of the classic cars on show at the event. An extensive collection of his work can be found on his personal Flickr page.
When he is not chasing planes or snapping stunning shots trackside we are lucky enough to have Ben join the team and cover a range of events with us - and he is our resident photographer for stills and product shots. With a growing taste for good food Ben can often be seen out and about with Sarah, taking pictures and adding his valued opinion to the reviews and events attended.
Product Reviewer Joanne Banks has joined the team, and as a passionate 'foodie' Jo is ready to review your food! Jo cooks on a daily basis, trying out endless new recipes for wholesome meals. If you have a product or recipe that you feel just needs to be made, or a kitchen gadget that we can't live without, then get in touch with Jo. Her love of food and drink also has her experimenting and sharing recipes on her personal blog, while bringing out the true foodie in us all.
And if that isn't enough for Jo to have on her plate, she is also busy organising cookery courses and bespoke events in the Surrey/Kent area. Check out her personal page at www.alivewithflavour.com
Guest Writer, Andy Kyriacou's primary role is as the lead singer of 80's band Modern Romance but his entry into the realm of journalism happened purely by chance, after his writing style was spotted by a journalist who suggested he write articles, as an additional outlet to his creativity.
Inspired by a positive response to his first review Andy now writes on a number of subjects, with a passion for travel and culinary matters. In between his live shows and the journalist’s hat he wears, he is in the process of publishing the first in a series of children's books and transcribing the diaries which he kept in the 80's, during the heyday of Modern Romance. Read his reviews at AndrosJournalist.Com
At Your Source Today 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 firstname.lastname@example.org