Most of the shops will be shut for one day, maybe two... so why do I have two fridges groaning under the weight of food and drink plus a cool box full of veg including a great stalk of Brussels sprouts? Because it’s Christmas, of course. It’s the only time of year we drink snowballs (advocaat, lemonade and lime) and sweet sherry; the only time we have Turkish delight, shortbread and mixed nuts in their shells.
Popular countryside TV presenter Jules Hudson is in Ipswich , this week, to talk about his enthusiasm for rural life and his schooldays. BBC Countryfile and Escape to the Country presenter Jules Hudson is heading into town, next month − appearing at his old school in Suffolk, for a charity event.
When you have to use the stairs to put your socks on... it’s one of the signs, writes Lynne MortimerI don’t feel any older than when I first wrote my newspaper column in 1985, aged 30... but there are small but distinct signs that age is starting to have an impact. Among the signs of advancing years are when you:Put your knickers on inside out and can’t be bothered to change them because there’s a risk of falling over when you stand on one leg.
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".