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13 September 2007



Stavro, great article and:




Hi Scruff,

Thank you for taking the time to read it and for your kind wishes. All the best to you and your beautiful family.


Chronia Polla, Stavros.

I’ve got to admit that your patience with our Albanian friend has been extraordinary. I would have deleted his psychotic anti-Greek rants ages ago, but you showed him patience and kindness, and now he’s softening his stance and going to blessed Hellas on holiday. Remarkable. If Greece still had a civilising mission, then you should be put in charge of it.


Hear, hear. Hope you've had a good day.


Hronia polla Stavros. I agree with demonax you should be made an ambasador.


Dear friends (and I really do consider all of you friends),

Thanks. At my age namedays are a lot more fun that birthdays.


A belated xronia polla! I'm sorry that I'm so late in my greetings; I've really no good excuse to not remember a friend.

I agree with your sentiment on birthdays.

P.S. I like the background, the page loads a lot faster and I've learned a lot since finding your site. The post you wrote in Greek after your trip is still with me.


Thanks Kat. I have forgotten too many birthdays and namedays to be annoyed at anyone else for doing the same thing. I have been keeping up with your superb writing, although I haven't had the time to comment as much as I would like. Your blog is must reading for anyone contemplating living in Greece.

Glad you like the changes. Take care and keep me informed about pending matters.

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