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>> Monday, 29 March 2010

I remember back in the 1980's and 1990's, living in London, that friends and family would call just to check I was OK whenever any kind of terrorist attack happened there. Never mind that - like Motherhood, the Final Frontier said in an e-mail she sent me this morning - I was living in a city of 8 million people and the chances of my being affected by any of them were extremely remote; people still felt the urge to check. I'm grateful that they took the time to reach out, really I am. I have to admit that I had forgotten all about that aspect of living in a temporarily besieged city when we heard this morning by e-mail of the attacks this morning on the Moscow Metro.

So apologies for my not having posted earlier to let anyone concerned know that not only we were not directly affected, but that we're not even in Russia this week (hence the radio silence on the blog). We're skiing, in France, thank god, far from terrorist bombs and the carnage that no doubt took place in those stations this morning.

More of our adventures on the slopes tomorrow, but in the meantime thanks again to everyone who has e-mailed and left a comment on my last post to check that we're OK; I really appreciate the sentiment that led you to get in touch.


planb 29 March 2010 at 19:10  

Was literally just logging on for the express purpose of checking you were ok (even though I thought it unlikely you'd be anywhere near the metro at 8 am) so thank you for letting us know.

Working Mum 29 March 2010 at 19:26  

Ditto - heard it on the news and popped in to see if you were affected. So glad you are ok, but so sad for those that aren't.

Jen 29 March 2010 at 19:47  

I was thinking of you when driving home tonight. Madness, as I can't even picture what you look like, but still, glad you are ok!

Suki-Lou 29 March 2010 at 19:53  

phew...glad to hear you & yours are all ok :)

Hullaballoo 29 March 2010 at 20:10  

I thought of you as soon as I heard the news. I am glad you and your family are okay.

The Green Stone Woman 29 March 2010 at 20:21  

I´m very slow witted and did not even put two and two together. You live in a fairytale Moscow and that happened in another Moscow.

Liz@Violet Posy 29 March 2010 at 20:38  

So pleased you're ok, I was thinking about you as well this morning. But I know what it's like being in London when something happens and everyone calls so I didn't message you. I figured you'd blog when you could :)

Btw don't worry about your header image - Blogger are having issues http://tinyurl.com/ybp8gcu

TheMadHouse 29 March 2010 at 21:05  

I thought of you too, I guess living through the IRA just does that to you

rosiescribble 29 March 2010 at 21:44  

It's so good to read that. You're not that far from our thoughts at all despite the distance. Friends were tweeting about you this morning and wondering if you were okay. So pleased you are. The world isn't such a big place after all xx

Bush Mummy 29 March 2010 at 22:17  

Tag for you at my place.

BM x

Josie @Sleep is for the Weak 29 March 2010 at 22:24  

Glad you are ok. Have to admit you were on my mind today too.


mothership 30 March 2010 at 02:37  

Was glad to get your email - tweeted your safety all over the interwebs, and laughed to think of how like my mother I've become. I remember during one horrible attack in the 80's I didn't even know it had happened (no phone, no telly, big art school stoner) and my poor mother was CRAZED with worry as nobody could get in touch with me for days but I was perfectly fine eating crisps and shagging my boyfriend.
Oh. Was that an overshare?
Relieved you're safe.

sharon 30 March 2010 at 03:54  

Well that's all ok then ;-)

Heather 30 March 2010 at 10:06  

phew. i saw it on the news late last night and thought of you. i am pleased to hear you are fine.

blanket chest 30 March 2010 at 11:28  

I heard it in the news. I am glad that you are okay! But there are also some who are not. So sad.

nappy valley girl 30 March 2010 at 14:09  

Thank goodness for that. You were the first person I thought of when I heard the news.
Enjoy the ski-ing....x

Noble Savage 30 March 2010 at 16:37  

Glad no one in your family was affected, have to admit to being concerned when we'd not heard from you in a few days!

dulwich divorcee 30 March 2010 at 17:50  

Very glad to hear you were out of the fray! Terrible business

Potty Mummy 1 April 2010 at 15:52  

Thanks so much everyone for checking in on me - as you will no doubt have noticed we're all fine, thank heavens. Will keep you updated on how this has changed daily life in Moscow (if at all) once we get back next week...

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