July 7th, 2005

marcus 2013

Not dead yet...

A couple of people have left comments asking if I'm OK following the London bombings; as should be obvious I am.

I do work in the general area, near Baker Street, and would have liked to have posted a lot earlier but our server was down all day due techno-screwups of some sort. Basically, what happened was that we began to hear about this during the morning, and immediately had to make sure that all kids were OK, that no kids went off site without a parent, etc. After that we went on with lessons, with kids gradually going home as parents came to collect them. By about three-fifteen the labs were clear and my boss told me to go home.

No work tomorrow - most of the staff and kids come in by tube, and nobody thinks that services will be running normally tomorrow, so it just isn't worth trying to open the building - so I'll try to get some writing done and rest a little, and make sure that my family etc. are OK.
marcus 2013

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There's a new livejournal community set up to post news of people, news reports as they come in, etc. london_070705

Was going to phone about giving blood but remembered that I only came off antibiotics a couple of days ago, took a couple of paracetamol this morning, and have unfinished dental work, so they probably won't want me today. However, I suspect that there will be a BIG shortage a week or two down the line, by which time I should be okay.

later Now heard that my family are all OK. It turns out that my sister was in the area (she never normally is) near Euston, but is unhurt and now home safely. Brother in law, nieces, nephew, and cats are all OK.

later still Just heard that my oldest niece was actually on her way to King's Cross station when the bomb went off there, and if she'd been about ten minutes earlier would have been on that train. Bloody hell.