Sylvia Waltering and I delivered our 'performative paper' at the Story of Things conference: Reading Narrative in the Visual at MMU's Special Collections on Friday 29th January. It was a well attended day filling us with inspiration, knowledge as well as healthy dose of nerves. Our project 'Belongings' raised many questions regarding the object used as catalyst for narrative possibilities. We read our newly formed narratives aloud to the audience of delegates without much stumbling, vulnerability soon gave way to relief. We have a lot of work still to do on our 'work in progress' but it's fair to say that I've so far loved every minute of the collaboration.