We're about to talk proverbs and, well, we're running just a touch late to this story but hey better late than never. After all, you can't always get what you want.
It's a little upsetting though because the early bird catches the worm. So every year the Portuguese city of Tavira hosts the Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Proverbs, effectively a big meet-up where proverb enthusiasts get together and give workshops about different aspects of proverbs from around the world .
This year was the 12th incarnation of the festival and Massey University's associate professor of classics, Gina Salapata, was lucky enough to go along!