Chablis Daniel-Etienne Defaix

Chablis Daniel-Etienne Defaix – Site Officiel à Chablis. Découvrez ses Chablis, Premiers crus et Grands Crus élevés plusieurs années avant commercialisation. Oenotourisme : cave, restaurant et hôtel.
— Read on www.chablisdefaix.com/framedefaix.html

Une belle soirée au Restaurant L’Insolite à St.Martin de Ré en compagnie de Sebastien Boutet, Alizée Massé et Monsieur Daniel-Etienne Defaix, dont nous avons fort apprécié les vins excellents.

The Loix end of Ars from the Ars end of Loix.

I’ve just cycled out to the Ars end of Loix in order to see the Loix end of Ars, so to speak.

Geographically speaking, the Loix end of Ars is also of course the arse end of Ars, and you don’t need tracing paper to prove it, not even Bronco or Izal Medicated tracing paper, each as indispensable as a good crayon to the aspiring geographer.

Loix, Ars & Les Portes

Rhétais ou Rétais ? Quelle réforme de l’orthographe ? – Ré à la Hune

A souligner, la formule de St.Augustin:

« Dans les choses nécessaires : l’unité ; dans les choses douteuses : la liberté. En toutes choses : la charité »

Variation humoristique sur la réforme de l’orthographe. D’où vient, le « h » de Rhétais repris par nombre d’enseignes ? Selon certains, ce serait une pédanterie graphique attribuant à la déesse Rhéa la protection de l’île.
— Read on www.realahune.fr/rhetais-retais-avez-dit-reforme-lorthographe/

Le souvron

Le souvron, outil indispensable à la récolte du viau, c’est à dire de la Fleur de sel des marais salants rhétais.

Ars en Ré

 
The Stuttering Cyclist and the Maid of Ars

I cycled down to Ars
I cy-
I cy-
I cycled down to Ars
One sunny day in May

And when I was in Ars I
Ars I
Ars I
Saw a maiden pass I
Met the Maid of Ars

I took her for a glass, I
Glass I
Glass I
Took her for a glass, I
Took her for a beer

I said I’m fond of Ars I
Ars I
Ars I
Said I’m fond of Ars I
Said I loved her here

She thought I’d said her rear she
Rear she
Rear she
Thought I loved her rear
That sunny day in Ars

I said that it was true too
True too
True too
That I’d be true to you to
You and to your Ars

I’ll take you up the aisle
I’ll I’ll
I’ll I’ll
Take you up the aisle, I’ll
Take you up the Zzz

I’d rocked her off to sleep I’d
Sleep I’d
Sleep I’d
Rocked her off to sleep
Her nose was in her beer

And then popped out her glass eye
Glass eye
Glass eye
Plopped into her glass I
Saw it stare at me

She didn’t look so hot then
Hot then
Not then
So I forgot her bot then
I cycled out of Ars

I’d met the maid of Ars I’d
Ars I’d
Ars I’d
The Glass-Eyed Maid of Ars I’d
Lived to share the tale

For I had met the Maid of
Maid of
Maid of
Ars and she was made of
Arse, but for her eye

So now I tilt my glass I
Glass I
Glass I
Tell tall tales of Ars, aye
Until my glass is dry
 

St.Martin de Ré

“It is a beauteous evening, calm and free,
The holy time is quiet as a nun*
Breathless with adoration, the broad sun
Is sinking down in its tranquillity…” (Benny Hill**) …

* Not that quiet, I confess…
**In fact Wordsworth, come to think of it…

Firenze, l’anno scorso

As I set up this site, it occurs to me that a number of posts are going to appear somewhat out of chronological sequence, but as long as they fulfil an evocative function, I’m not too concerned. I think I’ll persevere with it, and I may even catch up with myself. This visit in September 2016, so rich in discovery and rediscovery, led on to some interesting reading, notably of histories of the Medici, starting with Lauro Martines’ “April Blood”, an authentic ripping yarn brought to life by an historian equal to the task.

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