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Thursday, July 07, 2005

So far, thankfully, we're OK

After a frustrating hour listening to a cool voice repeating, "The number you have dialed cannot be connected, please try again," I was immensely relieved to have confirmation that my London based brother and soon-to-be sister-in-law are fine. Ditto Douglas, Peter and Jasmine. Of course, while we're OK, there will be a lot of people who are not.

And I remembered the tsunami disaster, when I got a text message asking if all my family were OK. Since I hadn't been watching the news, I had no idea what has happening. When I replied that my family were fine and returned the question, the response was, yes, but I don't have any family there. And my immediate, horrified thought was - has there been a terrorist attack on London? I guess I was just seven months early.