Where: A 220-acre estate near Tetbury, Gloucestershire, in the picturesque Cotswolds. The lowdown: This 14th-century farmhouse has 35 rooms – adults only in the house itself and then family rooms and suites in the surrounding converted barns and cottages dotted around the estate. Stylish and luxurious without being stuffy, it’s the perfect country retreat. USP: The term family-friendly could have been coined for Calcot.
“No, I’m the other one,” quips the presenter. The 68 year old, who has been in the business long enough to be comfortable doing interviews without a baby-sitter, quickly adds, “John’s going to go now because he has a very low boredom threshold. And I’m a grown-up,” before settling down to chat. Having been on the airwaves since the early 1970s, S Magazine’s gardening expert has had an impressive career.
It’s a catchy phrase that’s inspired movies aplenty, and one that I’ve recently realised could also be applied to many of my most long-standing skincare and make-up habits. Despite being someone who should know better, my ablutions are littered with “beauty frenemies” – there’s so much I do because it’s quick, easy or I’ve always done it, but which could never be described as best practice. Take heat-styling, for example.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".