We held a story sharing evening in May round us discussing the cultural ownership of stories and what we learn from the stories we tell. Stories are truly air plants, that grow with their telling. We visited a Carpenter’s last house, The woman from the moon, The origin of the Blue Bonnets, The Mirror of Matsuyama and the Willow Woman. From The College Valley in Northumberland, to the Plains of America and the islands of Japan we toured the world and came back refreshed, ready for…….well whatever life throws at us and more stories to see us through.