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The Greek Hovel…a Monument to Right Thinking Folk

Tom Winnifrith Thursday 17 July 2014

 

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I am pondering what to name the Greek Hovel. It really does not matter as all post in Kambos is left at the garage for us to collect, but I was pondering putting up a name board in Greek “Write Minds” – it’s a pun geddit?

Lovely Susan Shimmin from The Real Mani is not perfect. She is, I fear, a bit of a deluded lefty like The Mrs and has already twigged that I see the world in a rather different way to her. And so she was delighted to reveal to me that The Hovel, although more than a century old, was – according to our sales contract largely burned down in the 1940s during the Greek Civil war.

It seems that the inhabitants of The Hovel at the time were Royalists while the arsonists were Communists. How appropriate, Susan thought, that I should now be living in a home once owed by such steadfast right-wingers.

I am not sure whether owners subsequent to the brave Royalists were clear thinking believers in freedom, meritocracy and personal choice as opposed to a political philosophy proven to be an abject failure and creator of widespread misery and poverty. But the new owner? Oh, hang on that is the Mrs and er…..

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