November 20, 2019

An announcement about Actual Size Magazine

Sometimes a change is better than a rest – Now that it’s no longer on sale in (UK) shops, it’s time to let everyone know that issue five of Actual Size magazine – the issue that’s been on sale since August – will be the last issue of the magazine in print form.

If you’re a subscriber to the magazine, I’ll be in touch over the next few days about reimbursing you for future unsent issues. And thank you SO much for your support: it has meant a lot.

So why has this happened? I feel that I owe it to both myself and...

August 12, 2019

Issue five of Actual Size is OUT NOW! And if we say so ourselves, we are really pretty chuffed with it. See a larger version of the cover HERE. Thank you SO much for looking and for your support. Buying this magazine also means buying yourself the time to read it: to relax and enjoy and that is all we ask of you! 
If you buy a subscription, for yourself or as a gift for your friends and other loved ones, we are delighted every single time. So much so that we really do perform a little happy dance. 

April 12, 2019

We're delighted to announce that issue four of Actual Size magazine is OUT NOW! And as ever it is a beauty. See more about the contents of this new magazine for creative individuals here. And guess what? We have a great subscriber offer underway. The first 30 new subscribers with a UK postal address will receive a FREE pot of Lovely Skincare's 'In Your Face' clarifying mud mask (RRP. £12.50). Oh, and you can also buy all existing issue of Actual Size at once, if you're new to us. You will find us on the shelves of many independent shops, branches of...

March 7, 2019

It goes without saying that we are right behind every single woman on International Women's Day If you want to do something simple and supportive, while also getting to indulge in a chocolate fix, do consider buying this charity chocolate bar from Creighton's Chocolaterie - buy it directly from their site from IWD onwards [gifted to us]. The bar was created in partnership with the Young Women's Trust, and 50p from each bar goes to support and represent young women struggling to live on low or no pay. £4.75 well spent if you ask us!

February 15, 2019

It's special offer time! We exhibited at the brilliant Craft&Flea market in Sheffield Cathedral recently, and offered a bundle where people could buy all available issues of Actual Size and also receive a tote bag. This went down a storm, so we thought we'd do in online too. Please note, this will be available for a limited time only so don't delay! But do enjoy...

February 1, 2019

Issue three of Actual Size is out now and it is a rare beauty. See a full (ish) list of contents here. As ever, we bring you the absolute best in independent business, art, design, illustration, food and drink (lots of!), opinion and lifestyle, travel and destination and more. And we'd love you to sit down with a cuppa, glass of wine or whatever your drink of choice is, take some time to yourself, read, relax and enjoy this burst of positivity. 

January 28, 2019


As if by magic... We’ve been running a subscriber offer where the first 50 people to buy a subscription to Actual Size Magazine this time around (UK only: sorry beloved international subscribers) would receive a bottle of Magic Organic Apothecary fortifying bath potion, which retails at £28 (and is heavenly). Issue 3 of Actual Size comes out next Monday, and we have only FIVE bottles of bath potion left (you can subscribe fro

m either the current issue or the next one). So if there was ever a time to treat yourself, this is it 👌

January 3, 2019

Happy New Year to one and all! Now that we've all imbibed enough cheese, chocolate, wine and ale to sink a ship, we tend to turn our attention back to work and what's coming next. It's safe to say that getting back to work can feel a little overwhelming, and especially so if you're running your own business. 
But help is at hand with  The Design Trust's Dream Plan Do planner, which contains practical business planning tools and checklists along with expert business advice to get creatives focussed and organised. Helpfully, there are no specific...

December 3, 2018

 From the outset with Actual Size magazine, we’ve been very clear that we want the magazine to be a delightful mix of both independent businesses and culture and also the decent end of the high street. Because we believe that this is the way that most people live and shop, and it seems odd to pretend otherwise. We’re delighted to let everyone know that from today you can pick up a copy of Actual Size in many branches of Waitrose, in addition to the many hundreds of other outlets it’s available in. Because sales have exceeded all expectations so far,...

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Issue five of Actual Size is OUT NOW! And we'd love you to take a look. You can pick up a copy directly from this site, or look out for it in hundreds of shops all over the world. However you choose to buy this new, independent magazine, it's a huge thank you from us.

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