Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Happy Christmas Eve!

Can you believe it's "that time of year again?!" I know we all say it every year, as though for some reason we're surprised that time continues to move on, but it does always seem to creep up on you, and before you know it it's Christmas Eve! There's just something about the build up to Christmas that helps create such a special day, and although we all moan about having decorations up and Christmas cards for sale in shops from around October, I suppose it does help with the build up to the big day!

We at the Phonebox would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and New Year, and hope you all look forward to receiving your January edition of the Phonebox through your letterbox soon, which we've all been hard at work on! But now it's time to shut up shop for a few days, put our feet up and eat as much turkey and mince pies as we can manage! Hope you have a great festive season, and have a very Merry Christmas.

Sarah and the Phonebox team

Wednesday, 18 December 2013



I'm the new kid on the block here at the Phonebox magazine- nice to meet you! My name is Sarah, I'm 23 and originally from Brighton.

I graduated from Southampton earlier this year with a degree in magazine journalism and am now putting my skills to good use at the Phonebox (or so I hope!) I've been working at the Phonebox magazine for a couple of months now and am now going to be writing regularly on this blog. It would be great to hear any feedback on anything I write- please don't be shy!

You can expect to see a little bit of everything, and like I said, do give your feedback and I can learn more about what you want to be reading! I'm new to the area, so will be writing about my discoveries, and letting you know how I'm adjusting to living away from the sea! So far so good, I'm loving driving through all the little villages and countryside- it's very picturesque! I've been on a mission to get to know the local pubs in Newport Pagnell, so will be keeping you updated with my findings- if you happen to have any tips of good ones I'd love to hear, equally any to avoid! I visited my first restaurant in Olney today, the courtyard for our staff Christmas lunch, very nice- now there's just a few more to visit, what a hard task!

Well I'd best get back to writing for the mag, working an issue in advance is quite confusing but I'm slowly getting used to it… February here I come!