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Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel - dramatic discoveries in "the mother-in-law's bedroom"

The room next to where I sit right now is not part of the original house. It was added on in the 18th century and together with the room above was once, I believe, the servants accomodation. For the past sixty years – or more – it has been termed the annexe and treated as a seperate property, boarded apart from the main house. That boarding was removed and so the annexe has been reunited with the main house. It is where my mother in law may one day reside. With that in mind I am cracking on with its restoration and what I have discovered in the past 24 hours is shocking.

Saturday 15 June 2019
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The Greek Hovel olive harvest 2017 - it will be team TW (i.e just me) by hand

23 November 17

…At 7.30 sharp I met George the Albanian up at the Greek Hovel. He skipped and jumped across the terraces like a …


Photo article from the Greek Hovel - how we workmen keep going in the 36 degree heat

19 July 18

…fraction as hard as the work the chaps rebuilding the Greek Hovel do but they are used to it and I am not so I … is how we keep going. When I first arrived at the Greek Hovel there was a fridge but rats were using it as a …


Photo Article - the latest tiling and plastering from the Greek Hovel

30 July 18

…few more photos which arrived late last week from the Greek Hovel. We start with the inside of the roof above the …


Photo Article - flowers at the Greek Hovel , it is almost alpine

17 February 17

…this time of year the fields around Kambos and at the Greek Hovel are not the straw brown you associate with a …


A surprise for the Mrs…from the Greek Hovel

26 September 14

…full of dirty washing. Au contraire…here at the Greek Hovel I maintain high standards and my full range of …


Photo article from the Greek Hovel - take that snakes

17 July 18

…Olaf, I have now laid down the snake repellent at the Greek Hovel. Two canisters, as you can see below, 10 yards …


Photo Article from the Greek Hovel - And now the roof starts to go on

21 July 18

…the roofers have started to create the roof at the Greek Hovel. They are working quickly and I hope to have …


Weekly Video Postcard #71 – Report From The Greek Hovel Number 7: Church & State in Greece edition

13 July 14

…Greetings from the Greek Hovel. Actually it is not too bad. The Mrs says that it …


Greek Hovel wildlife diversity report…now it is the poisonous spiders

23 August 15

…contemplated snakes, bats, rats and scorpions at the Greek Hovel that at least there were no poisonous spiders in … any other country in Europe and the hills around the Greek Hovel may be infested with them but at least I felt …


A tale of two keys - late night panic at the Greek Hovel

22 May 16

…of keys with me and both lie on the table here at the Greek Hovel. One is my English keys, my house and the …