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2011-12-27 21:15:00

For the first countdown event of the London 2012 Festival partygoers at Edinburgh´s Hogmanay will receive a special digital extra to add to their celebrations. (PRWEB) December 27, 2011 For the first countdown event of the London 2012 Festival partygoers at Edinburgh´s Hogmanay will receive a special digital extra to add to their celebrations. Edinburgh´s Hogmanay is using @thistimeofyear to bring a piece of London 2012 Festival art to Scotland´s capital to mark the...

2008-08-19 15:00:57

By Tin Cornwell EVENTS supremo Peter Irvine celebrated his birthday in the woods above Tyninghame Beach at the weekend. The invitations said simply A Summer Party, with no indication of whose, and the discreet signs to the East Lothian beach path read, cryptically, 21:48. That was the time at which the August full moon rose. There was a studied casualness to the affair. Burning torches lit the beach path, but it was bring-your-own-bottle, with chairs arranged around marquees and a dance...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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