July 21, 2005 in London

More London Bombings

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Just got back from lunch and heard that 3 bombs had gone off a few minutes ago. I don’t really know the details but its making me nervous again.
Update (2:08PM): Official note from management, do not leave the building.
Update (2:35PM): Another note from management. One of the suspect buses was close to my work location.

The police have reopened Holborn Viaduct and the situation on the bus outside of Fleet Place was a false alarm.
Both land and mobile phone lines are working again.
We believe that the tube Network is still being disrupted following the incidents earlier.
BTI believe that the tube Network is closed at this time (this is unconfirmed).
On this basis, please do not leave the building and try to use the tube until we receive a further update.

Update (5:25PM): I’m still at work. I want to get home but I just don’t want to deal with what I’m sure will be a crazy rush hour.
Update (6:27PM): BestGuyFriend, where are you? I’m trying to call……
Update (10:30PM): After a two hour commute, I made it home. I suppose I should be thankful, but I’m starting to feel depressed. Six months ago when I decided to move forward with the move to London, the only real negative (beyond the English weather) that I could think about was the expense of living here. Not once did I even think about potential terrorist attacks. Now here I am in the middle of it. It’s all too exhausting. Goodness! I’m starting to think this move was not one of my better ideas. Hmmmm. I suppose only time will tell.




7 Comments

  1. July 25, 2005 at 5:24 pm

    Heather

    Reply

    Ursula, please don’t second guess your choice based on what is happening there. Mandebvhu is right – it doesn’t matter where you are. DC and NY are checking bags, Boston is stopping and searching trucks…
    I know it doesn’t make you feel safer, but don’t worry that you made the wrong choice. It was a wonderful opportunity that you took – these things can and do happen the world over. Stay safe and know that we are thinking of you.

  2. July 25, 2005 at 5:04 pm

    Toonces

    Reply

    Sorry that I wasn’t around…you timed your second call while I was in the middle of a bridge match at lunch, and couldn’t talk. Glad to hear that things weren’t worse on Thursday.

  3. July 23, 2005 at 7:42 pm

    Mandebvhu

    Reply

    Ursula – glad you’re safe. Sad thing is, no matter where you are, you are under the same threat – and that means anywhere in the world! It was Egypt this morning…. it is really quite a sick, mixed up world we live in.
    Take care.
    Mandebvhu

  4. July 21, 2005 at 10:36 pm

    K.

    Reply

    Glad to hear, once again, that you are OK. Take care!

  5. July 21, 2005 at 5:27 pm

    Larawannabe

    Reply

    {{hugs}} i hope this madness will cease soon enough.

  6. July 21, 2005 at 4:35 pm

    Andrew Hecht

    Reply

    Damn, Ursula, you certainly moved to London at an interesting time. Keep your head and keep up the good writing.

  7. July 21, 2005 at 4:32 pm

    Shasta MacNasty

    Reply

    Glad you are ok. I’m also glad that at this point, only one person has been injured, but they are still alive, so that is good news.

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