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Columnist and Features Writer — The Guardian

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The importance of going to the countryside (or just watching Countryfile) — A couple of months ago, during a group email to organise some drinks in the West End, a girlfriend said she couldn't make a date because Springwatch was on and promising unmissable action from an eagle's nest. I found it endearing, but unfathomable, just as I had all the Countryfile love on Twitter.

Beauty: the best new hydrators — The reality of my job is that I often have to stop using products I like very much, purely in order to make room for testing new ones - time is finite, and I have only one face. I've rarely been so reluctant as I was when, last week, I parked my Hyaluronic Layering regime prescribed by Intraceuticals.

Why do men ghost? Because of new tech or because they presume women are desperate? — Last year, a girlfriend of mine, L, met an ostensibly normal, funny man on Tinder. They met for a drink, then a week later, dinner with a dessert of heavy snogging. They decided to arrange another date soon and in the interim - and at his instigation - embarked on a WhatsApp rally that continued through practically every daily waking hour and several beyond.

Beauty: Tinted moisturisers — Many women just don't get tinted moisturiser - with less moisture than face cream and less coverage than foundation, it suggests neither use nor ornament. But make it your weekend staple and I promise you'll never go back.

Beauty: Dyson’s Supersonic hairdryer — I can't claim that hairdryers particularly turn me on, much less one that costs £300. On a scale of new purchase excitement, a dryer would ordinarily rank somewhere between hedge trimmer and gas boiler, but the new Dyson Supersonic (£299.99) has caused a huge stir in the industry and I've been inundated with questions about whether it's any good.

Beauty: the best new sheet masks — If 2014 was about contouring, and 2015 about brows, then this year will be remembered by the beauty industry as that of the sheet mask - a paper or cloth mask steeped in skin serum, with holes cut out for eyes, nostrils and mouth to prevent panic.

Isabella Rossellini: ‘There is no work between 45 and 60 - you’re in limbo’ — In 1996, when Isabella Rossellini was about to turn 44, she was sacked. After 14 years as the face and spokesperson of Lancôme cosmetics, she was told in no uncertain terms that she was past it.

Having tattoos is like being in a mysterious and brilliant club — Judi Dench revealed this week that daughter Finty Williams had gifted her her first tattoo for her 81st birthday. The small inking on her inner wrist reads "carpe diem" - a reminder, Dench said, of her motto for life: seize the day.

Eight things you only know about the Welsh if you're Welsh — As a Welsh person of under 60, I'm used to periodic rugby glory, but in football have never seen anything remotely to rival my country's heart-swelling achievements at Euro 2016. Qualifying for the tournament was a victory in itself. Progressing to tomorrow's semi-final was the icing on the cake.

Beauty: the best golden ton makeup — For someone who generally avoids gold jewellery, I'm oddly drawn in my relative dotage to gold-toned makeup. There's something extremely flattering about its soft yellowy sparkle against any skin - and besides, it looks sunny and casually sexy in summer.
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Jul 27, 2016

@SamBaker @lydiaenigma @jessphillips Never trust a person who hasn't, not always trust those who have!

Jul 27, 2016

@fens_commuter @thepooluk Like I say in the piece, I am very happy where I am. But I love visiting, for sure.

Jul 27, 2016

@SarahABGee Oh Christ, I'm nowhere near over it. Just not about to throw myself off a cliff.

Jul 27, 2016

Oh my God, download #FixingDad on @BBCiPlayer. Just brilliant. Sat here in floods of tears (happy ones).

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