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2014-08-15 23:01:14

Free family event to feature food, music and “Kicks for Kids,” a back-to-school sneaker drive for low-income youth Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 Gentle Giant Moving Company, Seattle’s award-winning local and long distance mover, today announced its sponsorship of Windermere Real Estate’s Summer Splash; a free community event celebrating summer fun and health with activities for families and children featuring water sports, food vendors, live entertainment, and crew races for...

2013-05-03 23:02:50

National Moving Company to Host Hospitality Tent at National Rowing Event in Seattle. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 Gentle Giant Moving Company, an award-winning local and long distance mover, today announced its sponsorship of the Windermere Cup Regatta, a national rowing event celebrating its 27th anniversary this year. The moving company, with locations in Seattle, Wash. and eight other states, will host a hospitality tent for Windermere Real Estate agents and their guests. This is...

2008-07-12 09:00:26

By Kathryn Fox Forget foreign travel, Kathryn Fox finds a self-catering holiday in the Lakes the ideal getaway for a family with a toddler in tow IT IS five years sincemy last holiday ? and I now have the addition of a boisterous two-year-old son, Finn, and enough luggage to sink a small ship. So there?s no wonder I didn?t want to attempt a flight with a wriggling toddler and a week of wrestling him under a parasol to protect his ever-so-sensitive baby skin. So off we went, car brimming...

2007-02-23 09:00:31

By NEIL MACFARLANE TO the untrained eye, it may look like not much more than a ripple in the water, but people living in a Lake District town are convinced it could be the North's own Nessie.Photographer Linden Adams saw something beneath the surface of Windermere and immediately reached for his camera.He claims to have captured the first photograph of Windie, or the Bowness Monster, a serpent-like creature long rumoured to have taken up residence in England's biggest lake."The water was...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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