The dust has settled; the tents are packed away; horses have returned to their home fields. And the first tour of The Elsewhere Travelling Storytelling Circus is officially over.
The summer has been, in a word, epic. The tour was an inspiring, infuriating and beautiful combination of magical imagination, hard work and bloody-minded stubborn madness.
There was laughing, crying, shouting, exalting, joking, playing.
We got rained on – a lot. We tackled mountain passes and forded a river. We argued. At times, we were quite ready to just quit. But nobody did.