I am back in Greece this week, enjoying the sudden change in weather from wet and wind to Spring sunshine. I've been taking photos on my daily walks and I'm quite chuffed that those I've put on Facebook have been appreciated by friends. I can't take any credit for these ipad-snatched snaps as Hydra is a truly beautiful island. Strict building regulations insist that no concrete mars the winding stone streets and existing buildings can not be enlarged or added to. Private cars and bikes are banned and everything has to be carried on two or four legs. Only the copious amount of donkey dung underfoot saves Hydra from a Disneyesque caricature of a Greek island. It is easy to forget here that Greece is well sunk in an economic dung heap from which it has 4 months to extricate itself.