Sep 08, 2015
Spiders, spiders, everywhere, and Helen Walmsley-Johnson needs a drink. Will a “spider safari” at the local bird fair help quell our columnist’s terror?
Aug 28, 2015
Many of us have had an alarming experience on a train, maybe worse. Would Women Only carriages solve the problem? Helen Walmsley-Johnson took a look.
Jul 22, 2015
Nervous blackbirds, stupid lambs and randy shrubbery have driven rural Rutland to the brink of midsummer madness. Helen Walmsley-Johnson, naturally, is tickled pink.
Jun 17, 2015
Nothing is going to convince Helen Walmsley-Johnson to buy your snake oil. Not even Helen Mirren.
Jun 25, 2015
Forty years after she first entered the workplace, Helen Walmsley-Johnson reflects on a lifetime of telling convention to bugger off.
May 20, 2015
Life on her own suits Helen Walmsley-Johnson. Things stay where she puts them, for one thing.
May 19, 2015
As spring continues to bounce through Rutland, Helen Walmsley-Johnson finds her beloved country walks accompanied by dancing hares, helicoptering quail and a startlingly combative ewe.
Apr 03, 2015
Spring has bounced through Rutland and Helen Walmsley-Johnson couldn’t be keener. Just don’t mention the squirrel. (Or the nurse with the pamphlet.)
Dec 16, 2014
From mysterious frosty footprints to a ghostly encounter with a guffawing yokel, Helen Walmsley-Johnson ponders the spookier side of country living.
Dec 01, 2014
In her first column on the highs and lows of life in rural Rutland, Helen Walmsley-Johnson salutes the confidence and advanced circus skills of the local mice.