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The art of keeping in touch

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Tuesday 11th June 2013

I was staggered when I read that the average family keeps in touch via 1,768 texts, 520 emails and 68 hours of phone calls a year. It sounded like an awful lot so I scrolled through my phone to see how my own family measures up. I didn’t think we’d be in the same league so it was quite an eye opener to discover that in the past week me ...keep reading

Wish you were here – the death of the postcard

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Monday 13th August 2012

From pictures of Tower Bridge at night to images of sun-drenched Provence, the summer holidays are never complete without sending a postcard or two. I love choosing my favourite cards and mailing them to family and friends. So I was shocked to be sent an O2 press release this morning saying that the age-old tradition of sending holiday postcards is dying out. Apparently only a sixth of us bother with ...keep reading

Texting etiquette

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Sunday 6th May 2012

My English teacher at secondary school was a stickler for doing things by the book. She was called Miss Milner and she spent hours drumming letter-writing etiquette into my class. In fact she was so thorough that all these years later I’m certain none of us ever use “yours sincerely” when it should be “yours faithfully” – and vice versa. But after reading in today’s Mail on Sunday that texts ...keep reading