#YEPLeeds family of the week: Meet The Smiths

Nova and Jeremy Smith with Lukas (5), Nellie (7) and Celia (3)
Nova and Jeremy Smith with Lukas (5), Nellie (7) and Celia (3)
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If your world revolves around your family, we want to know. So we’ve put together a few questions to give us a sneaky peek into your lives.

This week we hear from Collingham mum Nova Smith, director of two technology companies and – along with husband Jeremy – creator of the new “it” tablet, which is already one of Amazon’s bestsellers.

Top tips for getting children to do what you ask?

Bribery and threats usually work in our household.

What’s the weirdest thing your children have done?

I found my youngest child once in the garden eating a slug.

What’s the hardest thing about being a parent

Having Children!

What’s the funniest thing your kids have ever said?

Mum are you meant to look scary?

What really gets your goat?

Perfect people who do no wrong.

What family task takes you the longest?

Putting the kids to bed.

What’s your favourite family day out?

Walking in the grounds of Harewood House – love it!

What hobbies do you enjoy as a family and separately?

Walking, talking, eating – sometimes all at the same time

What’s a typical evening once the children are in bed?

Tidying their mess, Preparing for their mess tomorrow, then back to work – that’s an online business for you.

What is Leeds’ most family-friendly restaurant and why?

Sir Dukes burger bar in Wetherby. Fast food and friendly service. Goody bag at the end. Tom front of house is great at entertaining the kids.

What’s the best thing about weekends and why?

Lie-in, less customer messages on amazon, spending time with the kids.

What’s the number one thing you would change about Leeds?

Relocate it to a tropical climate.

What’s the children’s favourite meal?

Pasta and meatballs

Top penny-pinching tip?

Go to Tesco Express in Collingham on a Friday after 10pm – bargain basement for food going out of date

Proudest achievement?

Launching the it tablet PC .

* Fancy being our Family of the Week? We’d love to hear from you. Email debbie.leigh@ypn.co.uk or tweet @DebbieLeighYEP.