I've been more than a little stunned today to read a school assignment written by my niece's 16-year-old daughter. I knew Nicole was good at English, but I'd never read any of her work before and it took my breath away. It's a very amusing and incredibly well-written article (I reckon about 1,500-2,000 words, but I didn't really count) taking a swipe at the madness of Xmas. For some reason, I'm not sure if this is what the school asked her to do, it's written from the viewpoint of a mum-of-four. I know we can all be a little over-proud where family are concerned, but, trust me, this really did have the expertise with words you'd expect to find flowing from the pen of some Fleet Street journalist - and at sixteen, wow!
I haven't spoken to Nicole but I did suggest to her Mum she should submit it somewhere. What I was wondering is, can anyone think where? I personally think it would appeal to Mums in their thirties who have a very modern outlook, a great sense of humour and are sooo glad Xmas is over!
Hope someone can perhaps help?