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It’s All Greek to Me! by John Mole

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Making it up

People who buy houses in nice places often end up running a guest house. Friends and relations who usually keep in touch through photocopied Christmas letters start to phone and write in the spring, just to see how you are and coincidentally to discuss their holiday plans. In our case word had got round about the standard of accommodation, so we had few visitors and those who did come did not stay very long.

Our friends Frank and Marcie from Pittsburgh were not put off, however. They were our first visitors and stayed with us at Kyria Sofia’s fish taverna down in Limanaki. They had just finished converting an old barn and advised us on our new wooden floor.

Barba Mitsos said that in the days before imported chestnut and pine floorboards, ...

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