Tag: Mindy

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Struggling to cope with overgrown woodland, columnist Mindy Hammond calls a tree surgeon

Struggling to cope with overgrown woodland, columnist Mindy Hammond calls a tree surgeon

You may recall I joked recently about the chickens subletting their houses to our wild rabbit population. Well, many a true word is said in jest…Ch [...]
Mindy Hammond enters a triathlon

Mindy Hammond enters a triathlon

Although in years to come we may look back on 2020 and marvel at the amount of free time we were afforded, it can’t be denied that time away from h [...]
Mindy tackles bugs and creepy crawlies at Hammond Towers

Mindy tackles bugs and creepy crawlies at Hammond Towers

Whether it's sinister sounds or creepy-crawlies - not to mention the triffid in the bedroom - strange things are stirring at Hammond Towers... [...]
Mindy Hammond says a final farewell to her faithful Jack Russell

Mindy Hammond says a final farewell to her faithful Jack Russell

Mindy with Captain, her faithful Jack Russell (Image: Susan Hellard)Seventeen years ago I visited a litter of Jack Russell puppies with some frie [...]
Mindy Hammond relies on traditional methods of weather forecasting

Mindy Hammond relies on traditional methods of weather forecasting

We’re famous for moaning about the weather in the UK but sometimes it is infuriating. We were all thrilled to enjoy a heatwave at the beginning of [...]
Columnist Mindy Hammond finds an unlikely ally in her bid to rid her home of insects

Columnist Mindy Hammond finds an unlikely ally in her bid to rid her home of insects

With so many of us desperate to return to normal, some things just seem to block those smiling muscles. And whatever the trouble, often the first t [...]
Mindy Hammond celebrates her birthday with family and pets

Mindy Hammond celebrates her birthday with family and pets

Mindy’s birthday (Image: Susan Hellard)When Izzy and Willow asked me what I would like for my birthday a few weeks ago, the answer was easy. I wa [...]
Mindy Hammond clears nettles and brambles and makes a surprising discovery

Mindy Hammond clears nettles and brambles and makes a surprising discovery

Many of us are, in our heads, much younger than we are in reality. For example, in my head I’m 19, although possibly not quite as naive as I was th [...]
Mindy Hammond plans a summer holiday in France

Mindy Hammond plans a summer holiday in France

For so long we have waited – we’ve paced our sitting rooms, religiously taken our daily exercise but, mostly, we’ve been stuck at home. Finally, fr [...]
Columnist Mindy Hammond gives her doodle puppy a radical haircut

Columnist Mindy Hammond gives her doodle puppy a radical haircut

Ojo loves his new haircut (Image: Susan Hellard)Many people have been forced to cancel celebrations this year. Weddings have been postponed and l [...]
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