As I walked to Waterloo station on Wednesday evening after work, I felt disturbed to know that just over to next bridge innocent people had lost their lives or were terribly injured through a depraved and shameful attack. I couldn't help noticing how eery it felt to walk through the capital. I stopped on the Waterloo Bridge and looked over to Westminster. As I saw the barrage of blue lights and heard the normal London vibe drowned out by sirens, I took a few moments to think about those that were affected; my heart goes out to them all.
Today is my first day back into London since the attack. I would be lying if I said I didn't feel a little on edge. However, as I think back to the news from yesterday and the various posts on social media, I feel inspired by the resilience, comforted by the unity of Londoners and incredibly proud to be British.
So as I go to work, I look forward to joining the London crowd. I will stomp with the Waterloo stampede as I always do. I will walk over the bridge and upon looking to my left, I will admire the Big Ben with adoration for a city that I love, as I always have done. I will walk through the capital feeling my normal happy, positive and smiley self, because "life is sweet". A notion that I hope everyone will share, so that we can continue to show strength and ensure that those who suffered did not do so in vain.
Wishing you all a great day.
Breakfast by Bella x