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Dreaming of a White Christmas

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Monday 18th November 2013

The Christmas lights are twinkling in Oxford Street (Jessie J switched them on in her indomitable style this year), the John Lewis Christmas ad is melting hearts and the glossy magazines are stuffed full of turkey recipes. Yes, the countdown to Christmas 2013 has begun. And with five weeks to go (eek) till the big day the speculation about whether we’re going to have a White Christmas has begun. But ...keep reading

Does anyone buy Easter presents?

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Monday 25th March 2013

How can it be Easter this weekend? I always associate Easter with the start of spring, cherry blossom and sitting on my parents’ sunny terrace in Dorset. It was often so glorious that we’d slap on the sun cream so we didn’t burn on the walk to the beach. Well, it’s not going to be like that this year. It’s freezing, great swathes of the UK are blanketed in snow ...keep reading

Why this year’s snowfall made me sad

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Monday 6th February 2012

We were walking along St Giles when the first snowflakes fell. With temperatures below zero and our feet turning to blocks of ice, the snow had been threatening to arrive all day – and finally it had. With a vengeance. My teenage son took one look and immediately walked faster, keen to get back to the warmth of home and the excitement of his Xbox. I felt a bit sad. ...keep reading

Snow – and my embarrassing attempts to learn how to ski

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Monday 30th January 2012

Snow is on my mind. The far north is blanketed in the stuff and there’s a cold weather alert for the next couple of days, with temperatures predicted to drop to minus ten degrees. Brrrr. Further south there have only been a few flakes, but I saw loads of snow yesterday when my son asked me to drive him to Milton Keynes for a snowboarding session. SNO!zone (above) boasts an indoor ski ...keep reading