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I wanted to take a moment today to send my prayers warmest thoughts to British friends and residents after today's horrendous bombings in London. I first learned about the news from my Friend Randy over morning coffee, I'm now streaming BBC to keep up on what's happened and the details.

BBC News Coverage

I'm actually a bit worried at the moment, as my friend Andy is in London for a university field trip today — I'm hoping that he was not effected by the blasts, but I've not heard anything back from Andy just yet.

Update 9:15 AM CST: Andy is in London and OK. He responded to my friend Lo's SMS message a short while ago with this reply:

I am in London as I was scheduled to visit [...] Didn't happen as all pub transport was off. I'm fine but didn't achieve what I came to do. :-(

Good to hear Andy is OK, however there will likely be many who are not, and that is very disturbing.

Reader Comments (4)

Glad to hear your friend is OK. Unfortunately, I think he may be stuck in London overnight (if he wasn't already planning to be), since emergency services are advising people to stay put. My sister-in-law, similarly, is safe but stuck, I suspect.
July 7, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterNeal
Sounds like Andy actually made it out of London -- he says it was a surreal atmosphere in London where he got to and that he did a fair bit of walking. I'm just happy he's OK.
July 7, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
Thanks for you kind thoughts Mike
July 8, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterJohn
You're welcome John. Here's to hoping that things like this will be few and far between, if not stopped altogehter.
July 9, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde

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