I’m a magazine.co.uk Blogger

You may have noticed that I have a lovely new badge in the sidebar of my blog, this is because I am now an official magazine.co.uk blogger.


This means that I will be doing some writing on their blog, I will be receiving some magazines to write about, review and enjoy from them over the next year.

The three magazines that I have chosen are Match of The Day, BBC Good Food and Crafts Beautiful.

Match of the Day was my choice for the boys, as they are both a bit football mad at the moment, and love finding out more about the players.

I chose BBC Good Food, because although saying on here previously that you will never see a cooking post on here from me because I’m hopeless at it, I have decided that at the ripe old age of 32, it’s time I learnt how to cook more than the few meals I can manage at the moment.

The Crafts Beautiful magazine I chose, because I want to try some new things and rediscover my crafty (not like that!) self. I can remember as a 7-year-old using a hacksaw to make my own dolls house furniture with my Mum, who is a little crafts mad.

I’ve always enjoyed doing craft stuff with the boys as well, but in recent years they have gotten to an age where they don’t find crafts so much fun. With this magazine, I can have a go at some more grown up crafts, and blog about how I get on with them….or how badly it all goes!

Although I will be sent the magazines for free, my review of them and anything I write about them will be my own words and my own thoughts, as I’m an honest blogger and that’s the way it’s going to stay. If you’d like to see an example of my honesty, then check out my very honest review of an audio book from earlier this year.

If you want to check out what other magazines are available at magazine.co.uk then click on the badge on my site either above or in my sidebar, please be aware I am an affiliate and do receive a small affiliate payment for any subscriptions signed up for through my links, so if you aren’t happy with that, then visit the site without clicking my link. (see more honesty!)

Stevie x

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  1. 23 August 2015 / 7:38 pm

    Fantastic news. Your blog is going from strength to strength and that’s because you work so hard at it. Have fun reviewing the magazines and I can’t wait to read your Good Food reviews. Bet your big man and little men can’t wait to be your foodie guinea pigs! xx

    • 23 August 2015 / 7:56 pm

      Aw thank you Bree, I suspect the boys will be wary of me trying new things on them as we’ve had a few disasters over the years…. ;)

      Stevie xx

  2. 23 August 2015 / 8:32 pm

    Congratulations Stevie, how exciting!! Am very jealous! well done lovely x

  3. 24 August 2015 / 7:34 am

    Aw great news I am an approved blogger too, I’m really looking forward to receiving my first subscription. X

    • 24 August 2015 / 2:24 pm

      Ooh fab well done hon, what magazines did you choose?

      Stevie x

  4. Gemma @ Confessions of a nagging mother
    24 August 2015 / 10:57 am

    That’s fab! Well done :)

    Looking forward to reading about any inspirations you get from them :)

    Gemma xx

  5. 24 August 2015 / 11:46 am

    Wow Stevie what a great opportunity – you are flying.

    Well done, you put in a lot of work xx

  6. 25 August 2015 / 3:31 pm

    I’ve just started working with magazine.co.uk, it’s nice to meet someone else who’s part of the team. Enjoy :)

    • 25 August 2015 / 6:40 pm

      Fab well done :) My first magazine arrived today for the boys, they love the perks of being children of a blogger ;)

      Stevie x

  7. 28 August 2015 / 7:55 am

    Well done, my husband would love that as long as they had plenty of decent bike magazines for him to read.


    • 28 August 2015 / 7:02 pm

      They do all sort so I’d imagine they do have them ;)

      Stevie x

  8. Sarah
    28 August 2015 / 8:48 am

    That’s great news, sounds like a fun review as well!

    • 28 August 2015 / 7:21 pm

      Thanks and it should be :)

      Stevie x

  9. Hannah Walker
    28 August 2015 / 11:56 am

    Well done Stevie sounds like a great opportunity to get involved in. Have fun. #PicknMix

  10. Sara @ Handy Herbs
    28 August 2015 / 3:55 pm

    Congratulations! I bet it will be such good fun reviewing the mags. it will be interesting to see the new crafts. Thanks for sharing #PicknMix

    • 28 August 2015 / 7:55 pm

      I’m definitely looking forward to the crafts one!

      Stevie x

  11. 28 August 2015 / 7:44 pm

    Oo this sounds exciting!! Congrats! xx

    • 28 August 2015 / 7:59 pm

      Thanks lovely, the boys have already started getting their Match of the Day mag which they love :)

      Stevie xx

  12. luce
    28 August 2015 / 9:16 pm

    ooh, love magazines! Well done :-) #PicknMix

  13. 28 August 2015 / 10:33 pm

    Oh wow, well done! That is really exciting, looking forward to seeing what crafts and recipes you come up with from the mags! I’m glad you explained Match of the Day was for your boys haha :-D Sabrina xx #picknmix

    • 28 August 2015 / 10:38 pm

      Thanks lovely, things are about to get messy I suspect ha!

      Stevie xx

  14. 29 August 2015 / 7:44 am

    Congratulations Stevie. What a great opportunity and such a good choice of magazines, there is something for your whole family there and I bet the boys are very happy! :-) x

    • 29 August 2015 / 1:54 pm

      Thanks hon, the boys are loving theirs as it’s already started arriving :) apparently I’m the coolest Mum ever for being a blogger ha! ;)

      Stevie xx

  15. Tracey Abrahams
    29 August 2015 / 9:06 am

    I love crafts and cooking so those magazines would be right up my street. The football less so ;-) #picnmix

    • 29 August 2015 / 1:55 pm

      Yep the football wouldn’t be my first choice to read either ;)

      Stevie x

  16. 29 August 2015 / 2:44 pm

    Crafts and cooking would be my top magazines too! O loves getting his free lego magazine and ocassionally we buy him the Thomas magazine. Great for helping kids read and also when you don’t have time to read an entire book in the evening! :) x

    • 29 August 2015 / 5:31 pm

      The boys don’t really play with Lego any more, but they still love the free Lego mags :)

      Stevie x

  17. 30 August 2015 / 12:53 pm

    I LOVE BBC Good Food. It’s an excellent magazine, so that’s a great choice. Congratulations on the brand affiliation — it’s a pretty fun one. #picknmix

    • 30 August 2015 / 2:11 pm

      Thank you, I’m really looking forward to it arriving :)

      Stevie x

  18. 31 August 2015 / 4:33 pm

    BBC Good Food is my go-to online whenever I’m making anything (I’m a terrible cook!) and I always buy a few in the lead up to Christmas to get a few ideas! I don’t know if I’d have chosen Match of the Day though – you’re very thoughtful to think of your boys!! Football is like a foreign language to me! :) #picknmix

    • 31 August 2015 / 9:53 pm

      Same here, some of the boys favourite treat foods have come from recipes on there, but I need to learn some more ‘proper’ meals and get experimenting more. I was tempted to get a photography magazine instead, but decided I’d be nice ha ;)

      Stevie x

  19. 1 September 2015 / 11:18 pm

    Congratulations Stevie! It is a great opportunity, well done!! I love your honesty, it is really something that I like a lot in bloggers. We should all be like that. ;-) xx

    • 1 September 2015 / 11:33 pm

      Aw thank you lovely, I always make sure I’m honest as I’d hate to mislead anyone or to not be trusted by anyone!

      Stevie xx

  20. 1 September 2015 / 11:35 pm

    That’s great news, you must be very excited. Please share any good recipes, I’m an awful cook, and have to follow a recipe book if i’m to make anything edible.

    • 2 September 2015 / 10:04 am

      I’m the same! and thank you :)

      Stevie x

  21. 2 September 2015 / 7:26 am

    Congrats! Sounds like a fab opportunity! I especially love that you’ve chosen the Good Food mag – I always check out their website when looking at recipes.

    • 2 September 2015 / 11:28 am

      I love their website as well :)

      Stevie x