How we miss Democracy Street. I wonder how those young cats are. They were being fed by us and at least two other neighbours and seemed to belong to about three, possibly four households. I wonder where the marble came from for the floor. it seems almost a composite. The white marble is Kavalla from Euboea and it looks like low cloud, but the other ... ? It matches the cats and must have been made in some ancient volcanic cauldron - cooled, heated up, cooled, tasted, then brought to the boil and simmered a million years before being laid out in a Balkan baking tray, buried in earth for 30 million years, then raised from the depths by tectonic movement where it surfaced amid one of the mountain folds of Greece and took the name of the region where the quarrymen decided it'd serve for our floor. In the meantime I'm calling it Bubble and Squeak Φυσαλίδα και τρίξιμο So what has this to do with Greece? Greece is called Hellas [Ελλας] - from two antique words - "hel" the root of the Greek for 'shining' (hel-ios = sun) while 'las' is the ancient word for 'stone'. I checked this with a man.