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Pretty sombre, but the BBC has some coverage of the bombings.
of Ken Livingstone's speech that day.
Still the greatest speech I've ever seen by a living, serving politician in this country. (Damning with faint praise that isn't)
was born 5 weeks after it happened, asked me a few questions about it: what happened, why, who did it etc. He also asked what they wanted to achieve out of doing it and I could only really shrug at that one.
I've not seen that since the day it all happened. DiS is where I was when it all unfolded.
I wasn't working/living in London in 2005, I was all panic for friends and missus (at the time) who did though, remember the 3 minutes I was calling the missus to see if she was OK as some of the longest minutes of my life.
the slightest hint of anything going wrong and I used to have fend off calls from my mum or emails from my dad (he lives in Malaysia) checking if I was okay.
That morning I was already in work a while before it happened and when we heard I rang both my mum and my dad to tell them I was okay. Neither had heard anything at all about it (and my mum lives and works in London) so they were both a bit, "What? I don't understand.".
Tavistock Square is on my way to uni (next street over) and when I'm feeling lazy I get the bus home from that very stop – the rest of the time I walk past it. Have spent a lot of time around Russell Square as well. I know it doesn't actually, objectively make it "worse" that something has happened really close to you (I wasn't even in London when it happened!) but it definitely does something to how you think about it and process it – even 10 years later.
I remember hearing about this and watching the news from Norway and even though it felt a lot closer to home than any other bombing or act of terrorism that had happened in my lifetime, all of us still thought we were so far removed from anything like such a situation. Sadly, we were very wrong.