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Fit in my 40s: a walking app that flags up loos and names trees? I’ll get my boots…

Go Jauntly is such an amazing idea that I feel as though I should have had it myself; and it’s such a small slide from there to believing that I

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A look in the mirror: the existential threat facing beauty halls

The department store beauty hall is facing a fight for survival: the pandemic has accelerated the shift to buying cosmetics, skincare and other pampering products online, and a growing number

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The best figgy perfumes

I’ve just had new cupboards built and, as I moved over my perfume collection a fortnight ago, I chanced upon Diptyque’s Philosykos and thought for a moment about why I

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Rosanna Arquette: ‘I fear the world will fall into the hands of fascist dictators – and white supremacy’

Born in New York City, Rosanna Arquette, 61, starred with Madonna in the 1985 film Desperately Seeking Susan, for which she won a Bafta. Her other movies include Pulp Fiction

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How to make your salad days last

This is a month of inevitable holes as potatoes are dug up, lettuce bolts, peas comes to a mildewy end and dwarf french beans are picked bare. But the season

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Martha Wainwright: ‘Divorce has given me wisdom’

My first memory is my mother [folk singer Kate McGarrigle] singing to me. It was the song Go Tell Aunt Rhody, which is about a goose dying and the gander

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Writer’s residence: a self-built cabin in the woods

A room of one’s own and £500 a year”, Virginia Woolf famously claimed she needed in order to write. While Roald Dahl could only work in his garden house, where

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