Ben is a lifelong Nintendo fan who likes to build websites, and make video games. He buys way too much Lego.
I’m back at work today, I wasn’t expecting the trains/ underground to be running but everything that could work was. In general things are relatively normal, the train and tube were a lot quieter than normal but that doesn’t really surprise me.
The response to the blasts during the day was very good. The emergency services were incredibly coordinated and, considering the disruption something like this should have caused, everything went very smoothly. The news spread amazingly fast (primarily because of the Internet), and a number of friends and colleagues from other countries contacted me throughout the day to check everyone was ok, which was really appreciated.
I was going to hold off posting anything for a few days but have decided it should be business as usual, if we all stopped every time a bomb goes off then nothing would ever happen. I think the best thing to do is to return to normal as soon as possible, and that’s exactly what I have done.
Getting on the tube this morning I was greeted by the news that Euston station had just been evacuated, I suspect it’s nothing but I can understand everyone being extra careful at the moment. The fear that starts because of an act like this is exactly the reason I think we should return to normality as quickly as we can.
I was in the middle of writing another David Hasselhoff post when I found out about the explosions and I’m going to finish it off and post it soon.
Update : A few posts from people who can express themselves far better than I. Strong language from former Edge magazine writer, and tube explosion survivor, Dave McCarthy. A response from fellow Brit, Richard Rutter, who works near Kings Cross, which is near to one of the blasts. Finally a very English response from Kevin Leitch, a web design from the Midlands.