After watching the rain clouds pass over us for so many weeks, it was wonderful to finally receive a proper storm.

Aisha, 23 months old, January 2007

Yesterday, David was encouraged when a stranger returned his mobile phone to us. I had called David late in the afternoon to discover what time to expect him home, but I ended up talking to a man named Ken.

Ken found David’s mobile phone on the raised median strip on a road, and he was heading to a suburb very close to us. I got in the car and collected the phone.

When David arrived home, he was delighted that someone had been honest enough to give it back to us. (He had left it on the back step of the truck and driven away.)