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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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Photo article: Charon's Lair above the Greek Hovel

230 days ago

…set off on the walk up to the house of Charon my closest, in fact I think, only … several miles. The walk is uphill all the way for Charon lives on the next hill up from the hovel towards … up here. For most of the time I have known Charon he has been without a motor and I have thus …


Charon visits the Greek Hovel - gosh this is awkward

1119 days ago

…I heard the unmistakable voice of my neighbour Charon outside. Then he banged on the door saying "Tom, … the mountain. By road it is a two mile trek and Charon had walked over and was there on my doorstep …


Back in Lovely Eleni’s Taverna in Kambos

1667 days ago

…Kourounis taverna in Kambos.  My neighbour Charon popped up at the Greek Hovel earlier and so with … we drove slowly into the village on my new bike. Charon is not his real name but we will come to that …


First day of sabbatical - Zero Hedge flattery & asked to speak at top fraud conference

1477 days ago

…neighbour - he lives a mile and a half away - Charon knocked on my door at 6 am GMT. I answered in my … fashion but that did not phase him. As ever Charon speaks a mixture of a little English and a lot of … fathom and so I said "sto Kambos" and bundled Charon into my tiny motor to head off to the Kourounis …


Charon – my nearest neighbour at the Greek Hovel

1597 days ago

…I have no pictures of Charon. That is because he always pops up by surprise. … clearly inhabited set of buildings, the house of Charon. He is one hill higher up than me. The next range … behind him leads straight into the mountains. Charon is not his real name. It is Nikko but since half … can communicate but in fact cannot. And thus when Charon and I chat it is a truly painful experience. He … water straight from the fridge. When Charon is around I grab my Greek English dictionary to …


Who pays the Ferryman? ‘Elf n’ Safey in Albania

2506 days ago

…will instantly recognise this as a reference to Charon, the character who transports the dead across the … Acheron and into Hades, the underworld. Because Charon did not work for free, when a Greek died it was … natch), Virgil describes the ferryman thus: There Charon stands, who rules the dreary coast A sordid god: … foul with grease, binds his obscene attire. Charon was a rather frightening character. Since I was … thinking of Aeneas as I visited Butrint, Charon also sprang to mind as I took the ferry across …


That is not a snake that is the best shower in the whole wide world

1127 days ago

…every three days and sooner or later my neighbour Charon will pop over from his house a mile and a half …


So my neighbours still want money for the now non existent olives - I meet with them

560 days ago

…lives two miles away but is my closest neighbour) Charon has not asked for any compensation. He is a good …


Two more snakes spotted at the Greek Hovel...both on snake hill

1129 days ago

…it was my only neighbour, the man I know as Charon although like half of the village he is actually …


I need not have feared, lovely Eleni was right – I have power but the Vreki!

1654 days ago

…as you get into the mountains is my neighbour Charon. And there are a few other houses on the next … Looking up towards the mountains I can see that Charon now has his lights on but so heavy is the rain …