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Would you travel into London without your kids today?

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Flossam Fri 22-Jul-05 11:37:34

Need to sort a couple of things out at work which I can't really ask anyone to do on my behalf. If I don't do it in the next couple of days it will create a bit of an organisational nightmare, I need to request some shifts around p's shifts, before it gets collected in. Will cause havoc if I don't. Not sure what to do really.

Twiglett Fri 22-Jul-05 11:38:48

no I wouldn't

I think it would be chaotic and frightening and difficult to get in and out quickly

can they not email / courier what you need to you and you send it back

dillydally Fri 22-Jul-05 11:39:46

I am in London already
but if there is a choice about coming I may not, more to do with problems travelling - though it was v quiet on my tube this morning - than for the fear factor.

Aimsmum Fri 22-Jul-05 11:40:19

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MandM Fri 22-Jul-05 11:41:06

No.

There must be another way that you can sort those things out. Fax, e-mail, telephone, colleague, courier.....

Flossam Fri 22-Jul-05 11:42:26

No Twiglett I can't. I'm a nurse, and I need to find out what my shifts are for next month, check I am able to do them. That is in one are of the unit. I also need to request the shifts in another area outside the unit. I can go today on my own, as P is on nights tonight so home this pm. I will be with DS all weekend. Oh I don't know, maybe just leave it all to fate and worry about it when I do next go to work (Hopefully Monday). I don't much fancy travelling if these people are still out and about, I thought they would have gone into hiding and regrouped.

alicatsg Fri 22-Jul-05 12:04:26

Yes I would - and have done today. London's quiet and the tube is a mess but buses are fine so far.

expatinscotland Fri 22-Jul-05 12:08:35

Absolutely.

dinosaur Fri 22-Jul-05 12:09:31

Yes. Have done. Overground trains to L'pool St were fine.

snafu Fri 22-Jul-05 12:09:34

Without kids, yes.

QueenOfQuotes Fri 22-Jul-05 12:11:49

yes I would, and if nessecary i'd travel into London with my kids too.

cori Fri 22-Jul-05 12:18:12

No, todays suicide bomber is suspected as being one that got away yesterday. The others are still out there. I wouldnt go in.

batters Fri 22-Jul-05 12:19:25

I am so glad that so many people have said they would travel into London today. Makes those of us already here feel a little better.

Am I being really ignorant by not thinking twice about having to come into London to work? In general, there appear to be loads of people who don't work / live in London saying "don't go there", but surely if your life is there, you have to??

I really, really don't like this paranoia that seems to be creeping in. I hate it, in fact.

Flossam Fri 22-Jul-05 12:26:14

Yes Batters you are right. But I didn't have to go to work, just needed to sort some things out. Managed to get through there and it turns out it would have been a complete waste of time going in anyway, so I'm glad I did. I don't like feeling this paranoia, but I do, and my DS's life is just too precious to risk unnescesarily, although we will be getting the tube, all being well next fri as I have to travel to my mum's for the weekend. I won't not do that, as it is a worthwhile trip. Does that make any sense?

snafu Fri 22-Jul-05 12:26:28

Batters, I think HappyDaddy was saying the same sort of thing yesterday - that sometimes it's almost harder and more paranoia-inducing for those who are slightly 'out of the loop' as it were.

I'm in the position of not having to travel into London (with or without kids) atm, and I'm glad I don't have to make the decision. But in a few weeks time I will be doing the daily commute again. I'd like to think that when it becomes necessary I will just do it, and not spend too much time thinking about it.

batters Fri 22-Jul-05 12:34:40

Flossam I think for all parents, their childrens' lives are too precious to risk unnecesarily.

Have you made a decision not to bring your ds into London at all then? I am not asking to criticise, but am genuinely wondering.

CarolinaMoon Fri 22-Jul-05 12:38:56

It's incredibly unlikely that any one of us, out of 7 million Londoners and all the other tourists and visitors, will be caught up in any terrorist incident.

As long as the transport in is ok, I would go (and I am going in tomorrow, as it happens ).

Fear and paranoia = victory for terrorists.

Chin up, eh?

expatinscotland Fri 22-Jul-05 12:41:16

'Flossam I think for all parents, their childrens' lives are too precious to risk unnecesarily.'

Then don't take them anywhere in a car, b/c they have a far greater chance of being killed or seriously injured in an auto accident than in a terrorist incident.

Flossam Fri 22-Jul-05 13:12:00

Batters, as I said, if I have a well worth it reason to travel in, I will. I won't be making unnescesary trips shopping there for example though.

EPIS, we haven't got a car yet, so no risk from there, unless we get crashed into, but you see what I am saying.

batters Fri 22-Jul-05 13:35:10

Thank you flossam .

I wasn't critising your decision, but was interested in the reasoning.

cori Fri 22-Jul-05 13:36:46

I would by far prefer to drive my DS anywhere we needed to go at the moment rather than catch the tube. I know the risks are far greater to be killed or injured whilst driving. But I feel I have more control over my safety if I drive by wearing seatbelts, driving in the speed limit etc.
I live and work in London and I LOVE it here, but for the time being I am going to be a bit more cautious.

kama Fri 22-Jul-05 13:38:30

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spidermama Fri 22-Jul-05 13:39:02

I went the day before yesterday and there were absolutely loads of heavily armed police at the stations.

I had a lovely walk along the southbank, but I didn't fancy going on a tube.

sharklet Fri 22-Jul-05 13:42:49

It is bad enough out here in the sticks... Yesterday Swindon was swarming with Police armed up to the teeth. They told me not to travel to London (I was on my way) I dodn't argue. I have to go in becasue of work but thankfully not for a few weeks.

I won't let them stop me!

Emma xx

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