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  • The importance of eye tests for kids

    Tweet I can still remember the moment I realised I needed glasses. I had only gone to the optician’s appointment at school to get out of PE. ‘Cover your right eye with your hand…

    September 8, 2013
  • You can teach an old woman new tricks

    Tweet This is my nephew, Ben, and my mum looking at the iPad together. My mum is nearly 81. She is very bright and articulate but she has never really understood computers, even though…

    September 5, 2012
  • Hey, Mr Gove, leave our kids alone

    Tweet GCSEs were introduced the year after I sat my ‘O’ levels. What I remember is that there was total chaos in our school as teachers struggled to get to grips with the new…

    June 21, 2012
  • Destination Anywhere

    Tweet Seeing the world through my child’s eyes is one of my greatest joys. I’m lucky to have been a travel editor on several magazines, so I’ve been able to take No 1 Son…

    July 13, 2011