Thursday, 21 July 2005

"On and On" - Stephen Bishop, 1976

I'm sorry that I haven't written a Lord Celery item for quite a few days. We have a very distinguished guest here with us in North Oxfordshire. My Aunt Blanche is here from New Mexico -- for her first-ever trip to the UK!

She's brought some really nice weather with her. But unfortunately, as you may have heard, there were more bombings in London today. We're watching reports about it on TV.

Before this morning, John and I had thought that we'd leave it up to Aunt Blanche whether or not she wanted to go into London for sightseeing. After all, it's a shame to be here in England and not get to see Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, etc. But after today's London bombs, I think the decision has been made for us. We just won't take her into London at all. What a shame, too.

Even worse, though, is that John will be going back into London on Monday, when he goes back to work after his week of vacation this week. And I'll be teaching in London again in just a few weeks. Life goes on.

Anyway, we're all fine. But I'm sure there will be some injuries after today's events. As the Prime Minister of Australia has just said on TV, terrorism is the enemy of all free people. It's a dreadful situation. Once again, though, the British people seem to be staying calm and strong...and brave. And I'm impressed that Aunt Blanche wasn't too frightened to make her 2-week trip here last weekend...a trip we'd been planning for months and months.



At 21 July, 2005 21:31 , Anonymous bronx boy said...

So a photo of you and Aunt Blanche would be nice.


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