May Day traditionally marks the beginning of summertime( Officially June). Numerous events and festivals occur ranging from the Germanic countries celebration of Walpurgis Night, Ireland's Celtic Beltane Festival , Padstows 'Obby-Oss' and the recently introduced Maydayrun from London to Hastings that attracts thousands of bikers to the 55 mile course.
'Is there anybody there?' said the Traveller, Knocking on the moonlit door; And his horse in the silence champed the grasses Of the forest's ferny floor: And a bird flew up out of the turret, Above the Traveller's head And he smote upon the door again a second time; 'Is there anybody there?' he said. But no one descended to the Traveller; No head from the leaf-fringed sill Leaned over and looked into his grey eyes, Where he stood perplexed and still. But only a host of phantom listeners That dwelt in the lone house then Stood listening in the quiet of the moonlight To that voice from the world of men: Stood thronging the faint moonbeams on the dark stair, That goes down to the empty hall, Hearkening in an air stirred and shaken By the lonely Traveller's call. And he felt in his heart their strangeness, Their stillness answering his cry, While his horse moved, cropping the dark turf, 'Neath the starred and leafy sky; For he suddenly smote on the door, even Louder, and lifted his head:- 'Tell them I came, and no one answered, That I kept my word,' he said. Never the least stir made the listeners, Though every word he spake Fell echoing through the shadowiness of the still house From the one man left awake: Ay, they heard his foot upon the stirrup, And the sound of iron on stone, And how the silence surged softly backward, When the plunging hoofs were gone.
The Bordeaux region is in the South West side of France. The (Medoc) stands supreme in the world of red wine. Bordeaux wine at the top level takes a decade or more to mature. Soil = Gravel. The soil drains well. Districts, Chateaux's and fine wines
Genuine Burgundy comes from a long stretch of winefields running from Dijon in the north to Lyon in the south. The COTE d'OR is the heartland of Burgundy with the majority of the renowned vineyards.It is divided in two by a break in the mountains - the northern part being the COTE de NUITS, the southern part the COTE de BEAUNE. White Burgundies from the COTE de BEAUNE include Puligny Montrachet, Le Montrachet and Meursault. The COTE de NUITS famous commune names are Fixin, Moray Saint-Denis, Vosne-Romanee, La Tache and Nuits-Saint-Georges. The COTE du RHONE stretches from Lyon down to Avignon. Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Hermitage (and the finest French Rose) - Tavel are the most famous.