Remember: Kindest Twitters to the Bird

Before email, Twitter and Instagram, people used to send postcards to each other to help share and remember events.   I collect these vintage postcards, for their messages as much as their pictures.

This one is postmarked 1902 – and the picture of London Bridge looks from that time.  The message is below.  Continue reading “Remember: Kindest Twitters to the Bird”

Still not afraid

About six months since I captured my last thoughts on this.   I’ve changed jobs, and now I’m in one of the most iconic buildings in the city.  I take a train, and two tubes most days. Today I didn’t and worked from home.

Once again, someone has tried to change our way of life. Once again, they will fail. London is too resilient, too strong. The unbreakable spirit of London will endure.

We’re still not afraid.

We are not afraid

I knew it would happen. It was inevitable. Something like the events of yesterday was bound to occur.

I even considered it briefly when I was deciding whether to swap my 20-minute drive for a one hour commute into London. My decision was easy, I wouldn’t be cowed by the potential.

So now, I sit at my desk in the heart of London, next to tourist destinations and busy shopping streets. I sidestep tourists, shoppers and workers when I leave the office.

Today, London carried on. The commute was the same as ever, the traffic and the walk the same as ever.

London and its people are stronger than the actions of these cowards, these misfits, these animals.

We’re not afraid of you.