Well it's hard to know, as I haven't actually left the house yet, but it seems that London's gotten up, dusted itself off a bit, and gotten back to whatever it was doing as much as practical. In a sense, apart from the enormous “Whoa, what the hell was that” feeling, it's business as usual – i.e. half the tube services aren't running, and the weather's still miserable.

A HUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE thankyou for all the calls and text messages and emails and MSN messages, etc. – it's really overwhelmed me how many people thought of me amid this news. So again, thankyou. I believe everyone else I know over here is accounted for too, which is a relief.

Sadly though, I received a message yesterday to say that our charity abseil has been postponed until August. They cited “security reasons”, which I guess is fair enough, but speaking personally I've been feeling pretty bloody insecure about hurling myself off a 450 foot tall building since the idea first came up!