|Me (in blue) in a workshop led by the wonderful Zeinab Mobarak|
I would also add a photo of my hotel room, because it was far too good for the likes of me, but there are levels of smugness to which even I will not sink.
Strangely enough, one of the keynote speeches was the great Daniel Hahn talking about his translation (or was it? well, it's funny you should ask that - what is a translation, anyway?) of a picture book called Happiness Is A Watermelon On Your Head*** (or as the Amazon web address puts it, with a certain threatening terseness: "happiness - watermelon - your head"). Which made me feel that this picture was particularly appropriate.
And now back to real life. And rain. And work.****
But any more invitations are welcome...
* Note to any British Council readers: is this enough, or should I lay it on a bit thicker? I do want those "expenses"... **
** This is a joke. I am actually deadly serious about all of the paragraph above.
*** It is an odd and wonderful book. Buy it. In English.
**** Or should I say, back to good intentions scuppered by the World Snooker Championships? Somehow I know today, at least, is going to be a dead loss. But that's OK. Maybe one day I'll write a book about daytime television, and it will all have been worthwhile.)