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Saturday 28 June 2014

Government House

    In a letter some little time ago an old friend of mine who wrote “I was told years ago, that all government houses were built to the exact specifications. So that when you moved to another part of the country it didn’t matter what size carpet or curtains you had, they would all fit. And did you know that both the Prisoners house in London, and Number 6’s cottage in The Village, the doors to both places face the same way. It must be as the sun sets in the west. I think Patrick McGoohan knew what he was about don’t you?”
   I am reminded The Village is not so different from the capital of London after all. With its dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral, or even that of the Old Bailey, St. Stephens Tower where the bell "Big Ben" is housed, and somewhere in between the Prisoner's home of No.1 Buckingham Place. So where do these structures fit into The Village? Well quite obviously they wouldn't, not being of the scale of building that they are. However The Village does enjoy their equivalents, the Green Dome for example, the Bell Tower and somewhere in between there is  '6 Private', although this cottage contains only the study room of No.1 Buckingham Place. So using a little imagination The Village can be a real "home from home" but with more pleasant architecture, and a more pleasing atmosphere for the majority of its citizens. It's really only those of No.6's disposition who take against it! You see all you want is here, and all they want you to be, is happy!

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