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29 September 2019 - 00:00

I am on the small Greek island of Milos at the moment and the chap who lives in the next house is named Christos. I met him when he brought around a gift of fine white grapes that he'd harvested from his own vines, dewy and wet and decorated with a sprig of three vine leaves.

Christos has a nice villa with a good garden overlooking the periwinkle-blue bay of Adamas. The economy has been hard on him, as it has been hard on all Greeks, but he's philosophical about it. He has a room on his property that he rents out to visitors, and that's helped him through the lean years...

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