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Helen Mead: It’s as if celebrities have, for some people, taken the place of family

Helen Mead: It’s as if celebrities have, for some people, taken the place of family

Helen Mead

I like the idea of a male escort – but only to go to Tesco with

Exams seem to come too soon for youngsters at the schools now

Exams seem to come too soon for youngsters at the schools now

HELEN MEAD: Age is wreaking havoc with my being able to wear socks at will

HELEN MEAD: Age is wreaking havoc with my being able to wear socks at will

Helen Mead: Be better than the rude population tarnishing the fun for other people

Helen Mead: Be better than the rude population tarnishing the fun for other people

Helen Mead: Arguments app would be more use for majority of households

Helen Mead: Arguments app would be more use for majority of households

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Helen Mead: Children are not experiencing old-fashioned fun in the outdoors

Helen Mead: Ditch the diet and grab a doughnut because the big bum is in vogue

Helen Mead: Ditch the diet and grab a doughnut because the big bum is in vogue

Helen Mead: Are kitchens what we should all be talking about at election time?

Helen Mead: Are kitchens what we should all be talking about at election time?

Helen Mead: Automated phone systems really push my buttons

Helen Mead: Automated phone systems really push my buttons

Helen Mead: It is hard to conjure up those days when your child was polite

Helen Mead: It is hard to conjure up those days when your child was polite

Helen Mead: Give us some easier packaging... it’s an open and shut case

Helen Mead: Give us some easier packaging... it’s an open and shut case

Helen Mead: Too much choice will drive us crazy as a species if we carry on this way

Helen Mead: Too much choice will drive us crazy as a species if we carry on this way

Helen Mead: A sibling’s flight from the nest can leave brothers and sisters bereft

Helen Mead: A sibling’s flight from the nest can leave brothers and sisters bereft

Helen Mead: Valentine’s day is looming and I still have no idea why its hold is so tight

Helen Mead: Valentine’s day is looming and I still have no idea why its hold is so tight

Helen Mead: But, recently, I admit, my obsession has gone too far...

Helen Mead: But, recently, I admit, my obsession has gone too far...

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Helen Mead: Even in this day and age, men and women conform to roles

HELEN MEAD: To me, showers are something to be endured, not enjoyed...

HELEN MEAD: To me, showers are something to be endured, not enjoyed...

Helen Mead: When it comes to fashion, is it okay to be known as a charity shop fan?

Helen Mead: When it comes to fashion, is it okay to be known as a charity shop fan?

HELEN MEAD: My teenage daughters spend 10 times as much on clothes than I did

HELEN MEAD: My teenage daughters spend 10 times as much on clothes than I did

Helen Mead: Ignore unwanted pressure and the festive season is set to be just fine

Helen Mead: Ignore unwanted pressure and the festive season is set to be just fine

HELEN MEAD: Do I really need an orangery to make me think I’ve made it?

HELEN MEAD: Do I really need an orangery to make me think I’ve made it?

Helen Mead: Cherish your kettle...a brew is the cure all of modern ills

Helen Mead: Cherish your kettle...a brew is the cure all of modern ills

Helen Mead: Getting my Snickers in a twist over these updated classics

Helen Mead: Getting my Snickers in a twist over these updated classics

HELEN MEAD: I scrawl on scraps of paper then forget where I’ve put them

HELEN MEAD: I scrawl on scraps of paper then forget where I’ve put them

Helen Mead: It's a full house for our traditional seaside game - but no prizes

Helen Mead: It's a full house for our traditional seaside game - but no prizes

Helen Mead: Driving without smoke billowing from the engine is still a novelty

Helen Mead: Driving without smoke billowing from the engine is still a novelty

Helen Mead: Oh Robbie! What were you thinking?

Helen Mead: Oh Robbie! What were you thinking?

Helen Mead: Hi Facebook, farewell to private life

Helen Mead: Hi Facebook, farewell to private life

Helen Mead: My life in past phone messages

Helen Mead: My life in past phone messages

Helen Mead: Spend your money on enjoying life

Helen Mead: Spend your money on enjoying life

HELEN MEAD: A major life change for all of us

HELEN MEAD: A major life change for all of us

Helen Mead: What has the world come to?

Helen Mead: What has the world come to?

Helen Mead: Learning to drive’s an ‘L’ of an ordeal

Helen Mead: Learning to drive’s an ‘L’ of an ordeal

Helen Mead: I would so love to be able to sew

Helen Mead: I would so love to be able to sew

Helen Mead: Summer hols? Give me a break

Helen Mead: Summer hols? Give me a break

Helen Mead: Seduced by the magic of France

Helen Mead: Seduced by the magic of France

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HELEN MEAD: Chance to appreciate sisterly love

HELEN MEAD: Adults need lessons in manners

HELEN MEAD: Adults need lessons in manners

Arc-de-Triomphe

Helen Mead: Where’s the sand, where is the sea?

Helen Mead: Pet fashions getting well out of hand

Helen Mead: Pet fashions getting well out of hand

Helen Mead: Hooray for wonderful Wimbledon

Helen Mead: Hooray for wonderful Wimbledon

Helen Mead: Thought of change is the worry

Helen Mead: Thought of change is the worry

Helen Mead: Every day should be special

Helen Mead: Every day should be special

Helen Mead: Memory banks in danger

Helen Mead: Memory banks in danger

Helen Mead: Chefs have been awarded rock star status

Helen Mead: Chefs have been awarded rock star status

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In no position to order the Kama Sutra

Helen Mead: There’s just too much to choose from

Helen Mead: There’s just too much to choose from

Blog: Speedy way to learn to slow down

Blog: Speedy way to learn to slow down

Helen Mead

Helen Mead: Warning - there are too many danger signs

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