I hope people have managed to get some summer R and R. I think your schools go back quite early there, in August is that right? Just thought I'd give a quick update. I'm still in sweltering Marrakesh - 49 degrees today - and J has spent the last 3 weeks with my ex-husband and family. He sounds happy and well, my ex-husband says he has been mainly good. So all to the good. Apparently he is now communicating in Arabic... how quickly it happens for children! My ex-husband is driving him down to me on Wednesday and Saturday we will leave for the long drive back. It's become clear to me that I'd like to return here to live, when and if we can. J needs family and needs to grow up feeling Moroccan and connected to them. And I've felt strangely at home here over the past weeks, despite the crushing heat. Finally made my peace with Morocco! How has your summer been?