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February Skip Chick Michelle is a deep-diving action girl

February Skip Chick Michelle is a deep-diving action girl

HI! Introduce yourself to our lovely readers.
I’m Michelle Hammond, and I’m 29. I work at Norman Wenn Skip Hire, based in East Tuddenham. I’m admin/office administrator.

How long have you been there?
I have worked here for just over a year and I answer the phone and take/process orders as well as processing invoices and receipts.

Sounds pretty busy! Tell the truth… what’s it really like?
There is never a dull moment when it comes to my colleagues or our customers; there is always a good story to share or a laugh to be had.

Also, there is no chance of ever becoming dehydrated as the tea is always flowing (not forgetting the copious amounts of biscuits/treats).

Get the kettle on, we’re on our way over! But first, what’s the worst bit about the job?
Sadly, not all customers are happy all of the time. But you can’t let them ruin your day!

Don’t let them grind you down. Tell us about an unforgettable day at work.
When I didn’t put the handbrake on properly in my new car (which I’d only owned for three days) and it very nearly rolled into the weighbridge. Luckily, one of the guys, Ryan, managed to spot my runaway Polo and save it just in time.

What a hero! So, apart from trying to wreck your car, how do you spend your spare time outside of work?
Going out with my friends and family, volunteering and being creative.

Volunteering sounds impressively worthy! We’re scared to ask, but what’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
I have been lucky enough to have travelled to some great places. I’ve been snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef and sky diving in Australia. I’ve also been cage diving with sharks while in South Africa.

You must have nerves of steel. What about when love is in the air – what would be your idea of a romantic night out?
Nothing too fancy, something relaxed and casual, where you can eat good food and get lost in good conversation.

Sounds very sophisticated. Imagine you had superhero powers, what would they be and how would you use them?
I’d love to be able to fly, so I could take myself off to sunnier climates whenever I wanted to.

We think most of us would settle for just getting out of the house these days. Let’s hear your theme tune.
I always try to be optimistic, so I guess it would be Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds – don’t worry about a thing.

Tell us a fascinating fact about yourself…
I was lucky enough to appear on BBC 1’s The Repair Shop. I asked them to repair my late grandma’s engagement ring that we found in a teapot when my family cleared her house. We sadly lost my gran during lockdown in 2020; she was 99 years of age. The ring was in a sorry state, but they managed to repair it and I’ve worn it every day since.

What three little words sum really sum you up?
Positive, fun and sociable.

You deserve a break – we all do! Where would you love to go?
I would LOVE to go on Safari in Kenya and take a hot air balloon ride over the Maasai Mara, followed by some beach time in Zanzibar.

Bring. It. On. But first… dinner. Who would be your ideal dinner guest?
I’d love to meet a family member from the past who I’ve never met.

Ever met anyone famous? Who?
Charlie Dimmock from Ground Force opened my local garden centre when I was a child. Does this count?

Absolutely, she’s gardening royalty! Speaking of rich and famous, imagine you’ve won the Lottery – what’s on the shopping list?
I would share my winnings with my friends and family first then probably do some more travelling/volunteer work. Then I’d buy a nice house somewhere with a swimming pool and lots of land.

Our fingers are crossed for you. Finally, hit us with your best ever joke.
What do you call a conversation between two rubbish bins? Trash Talk.

There’s been no trash talk here, only great answers. Now off you go for a well-earned cuppa.

Norman Wenn Skip Hire was launched in 1985, and offers skip, tipper, grab hire and waste services. It’s based in Dereham, Norfolk. Find out more at www.normanwenn-skiphire.co.uk

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