…ach, don’t mind me, I’m just awa’ wi’ the fairies for a wee while this week… the Festival of Literature in Dubai… #TBSU…

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…yeez all have yer own favourite sayings for it, I’m sure… when sumb’dy appears a tad light in the brains department… ‘…the elevator doesn’t go all the way to the top,’  ‘…the  lights are on, but there’s nob’dy home,’ ‘… he’s a few french fries short of a Happy Meal,’ ‘…she’s some balsamic short of a salad,’ ‘…not the brightest spanner in the toolbox,’  and so it goes on… in Scotland, a somewhat softer, gentler aside is , ‘…don’t mind him, he’s been awa’ wi’ the fairies for a wee while…’ …well, whatever attribution yeez feel like applying, I’m a fair target this week…the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is in full swing in Dubai, and this ol’ Jurassic’s taking to it like a duck to water… LUVVIN the buzz associated with splitting infinitives with yer peers… it can be an agonisingly lonely place, stuck in yer virtual candle-lit garret as a self-publishing author… now comes the opportunity to get out and rub laptops with others of the scribbling ilk… names will get affixed to faces, and with a wee bit of luck, may even get remembered… at least in this sort of company, yeez don’t have to overcome a sea of glazed eyes when yeez mention that ye’re a ‘writer’, and what all that entails… these people know… these good folks have been there, done it, got the literary T-shirt, the framed first rejection letter… them what knows what I’m talking about, have the quill-scraper’s version of ‘previous’… yes, that’s it… they’ve got ‘previous’, Mabel… Literary Festivals are part of it… the whole glorious, mind-spinning, word-smithing nine yards of it… so, for the last coupla weeks, the build-up has kinda crept up and jumped out shouting, ‘Kaboo!’… maybe when I get a little bit older, say aged about 165, it won’t be such a frisson-generator, but for now, yeez’ll have to put up with me.. don’t mind, though, I’m just awa’ wi’ the fairies for a wee while… see yeez at the Festival… LUV YEEZ…

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4 responses to “…ach, don’t mind me, I’m just awa’ wi’ the fairies for a wee while this week… the Festival of Literature in Dubai… #TBSU…

  1. i love that saying and sounds like the perfect place for you to be, even if you are a sandwich short of a picnic.

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  2. Have a great time even if, ‘You have a kangaroo loose in the top paddock.’

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