Working with communities, pretty much in any part of the world, takes patience and tact and the willingness to be flexible and adaptable. It also sometimes takes a willingness to dance and make a fool of yourself – those two things are the same in my case. Last weekend I had the privilege of talking to the community with whom we work near Ibarra in northern Ecuador. We are at the moment discussing with them the nature of the project work we are going to be doing during Team season this year. We are also employing cooks, project “maestros” and guards and all the other people who are needed to make a successful team season run. I travelled up there with my family, thinking that I was going up to have a brief meeting with four or five people. I was wrong.