One of the most difficult aspects of writing ethnography is how to present in linear fashion ideas and sequences that are perceived, as it were, all mixed up. The question is still more difficult when the comparatively brief time-scale over which intensive field work takes place is considered. I stayed in the village in 1988 and 1999, for a year in total over an eighteen months’ period, but even this meant that I was able to witness many occurrences merely as snap-shots of far longer sequences that only later have I been able to follow more clearly.