I don't know if it's the fact that we ate in a Greek restaurant last weekend (it was average), my wife and I, or because some of the characters of season 2 of The Wire are Greeks (and well, there is also Pelecanos), or maybe it is because there are the winter Olympic Games right now, but I have been in a Greek mood these days. We were talking about it in the restaurant last time, and we thought it would be nice to go to Greece together one day. We have a special connection with Greece, so it would be a natural holiday destination. I am in the mood for spanakopita, authentic feta, ouzo, Mediterranean climate and some serious rediscovery of Greek myths, history and culture. This state of mind might disappear before Saint-Patrick's Day. It better be, because where I am, it looks like everything but Mediterranean climate.
On the left, you can see a picture taken in the Butchart Gardens on our last trip to Vancouver. Actually, to be more precise, the gardens are in Victoria, on Vancouver Island, not the city, which is on the mainland. Still with me? It is a statue of Hermes, and yes, it is also a cheap excuse to put here a picture from our latest holidays. Since I don't have any authentic Greek sculpture, this one will do just as well.