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Friday column: Exam results and scary holidays

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Friday 24th August 2018

It was a day I’d been dreading. The lease on my son’s rented house came to an end this week and he asked me to help him move out. He’s fiercely independent and would have done the move by himself – except he’s got mountains of stuff, a turbo trainer and several bikes. He doesn’t have a car and the insurance on hiring a van would be sky-high. But when ...keep reading

Technology whizzkids in the house

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Saturday 4th May 2013

The news that two-thirds of parents struggle to use technology and rely on their teenage children to sort them out doesn’t surprise me in the least. With two IT whizzkids in the house I’ve never bothered to get my head round how to sync my phone with my computer or download the latest Laura Marling track on to my iPod. I  ask my children to do it for me instead. ...keep reading

Friday book review – The Kissing Booth by Beth Reekles

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Friday 18th January 2013

Thousands of writers dream of hitting the big time with their first novel. And that’s exactly what Beth Reekles has done. The surprise is that Beth is a 17-year-old schoolgirl studying for her A levels and hoping to read physics at university. She began writing at the age of 15, sitting upstairs in her bedroom at the family home in Newport, Wales and uploading a chapter of her work at ...keep reading