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The Bon Viveur

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THE BON VIVEUR (M-(S2x32+R2x32)) Sq.Set I and C Brockbank RSCDS Book 52

1- 8 All circle 8H round and back
9-16 1s+3s dance Men's Chain finish with Ladies facing out
17-28 All dance Schiehallion reels (12 bars) to finish 1 place clockwise from starting place. 4123
29-32 All birl (or turn) partners RH. 4123

Note: Dance twice as Strathspey, twice as Reel

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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Bon viveur is an English pseudo-French expression denoting someone who enjoys the good things in life, especially food and drink. Bon vivant is the more authentic French term.

"Bon vivant" is a French term that translates to "good liver" in English. It is used to describe someone who enjoys the good things in life, especially in terms of food, drink, and socializing.

A bon vivant is someone with refined and luxurious tastes, often characterized by a love for fine dining, wine, and cultural pursuits.

This term is typically associated with a person who appreciates and indulges in the pleasures of life, savoring experiences that are considered enjoyable, convivial, and sophisticated.

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