I was in the middle of rehearsals in the Sydenham part of London (well out in the South East of the urban sprawl) and a fellow actor's mobile phone beeped with urgent news (he gets news feeds which is very cool indeed) that reported further bombings in London.
We found a TV and watched the unfolding madness, finding it difficult to believe that this was happening all over again. When it said that Oval tube station was hit, it all came flooding home, as that's my nearest tube. Then it also said a bus on its way to Hackney (where I was due to appear tonight) had been attacked.
It seems no one was killed and that the situation is stable but London has once again ground to a halt and the gig I had tonight cancelled with the bus blocking the way to Hackney and massive delays all over.
I'm too annoyed to analyse right now and hard facts are scarce but I will say this: although there is a lot of resolve in the city we are quickly heading for a siege mentality which will make for a grim London. Also, this latest attack was badly done indeed and once again smacks of something not being quite right. Enough of that...