Friday, July 08, 2005

London: Bombing update-- We're ok

The scene at Russell Square

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to send you all a message to let you know that Eric and Dad and I are all fine. Thanks to all of you for your messages! We also had some phone calls to check and make sure we were okay, and people here have been very kind.

As some of you knew, we're staying in a friend's flat at Russell Square,around the corner from the Underground station and a half a block from the bus incident, but, as luck would have it, we were late finishing our breakfast yesterday morning, and were still in the flat when the explosion happened. The area was quickly cordoned off, and many of the streets here remain sealed off, though not the one that runs in front of our building, so we're out and about today.

Despite all the chaos that everyone has described at the scenes of the explosions, everyone around here is quite calm and going off to work this morning on foot.

It was quite a change from all the jubilance after the Olympic announcement, but I have got to admire how steady the people we saw on the street are. No chaos or panicked runs on the mini mart to clear the shelves of bottled water and canned goods.

We took our cue from them and made a good strong cup of tea and sat around the telly last night.

Cheers for the Brits!

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