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More on the explosions.

They've re-opened the road where the companies most damaged by the explosion are.

Those buildings are f***ed. It's one thing to see the damage on the news - the buildings were out of context and unrecognisabe - it's quite another to see a place you know well in such a state. Some of those buildings wouldn't have been survivable. It's very sobering; this isn't London or somewhere else where things happen all the time, this is Hemel Hempstead, where an old lady's stolen birdbath makes front page news (true).

You'd never guess from the mood of the town, but we have been so lucky, there was almost a terrible disaster on our doorstep.

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Just soooo glad everyone is all right. Happy Solstice!

Kathleen

So am I. Just a few hours later and it have been very different.

I'm so glad you've stayed safe through all this.

We've been sitting in our cosy office with the boarded up windows, thinking it's all rather exciting (which it is), but some of these buildings were squished...

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It doesn't bear thinking about.

The town is so lucky it didn't happen on a working day morning. That doesn't bear thinking about. Maybe now the town planners will think a little more carefully where they site residential housing? (and pigs might fly!)

Just dropping by to wish you a Happy Solstice and poke you in the ribs to remind you about that chapter you were going to have a look at for me, I was hoping to get it posted by Friday.

The housing isn't the problem, it's the industrial estate they allowed to surround the depot. I went to see how my old company had faired, though they aren't on that road - pretty well actually. And the bun factory survived!

Happy Solstice, although I not convinced it's actually the shortest day. I'm sure it was actualy darker at four o'clock last week (choking black cloud aside).

I am well aware of your chapter, I just need to really dig into a couple of passages. I think it needs a fair bit of work, I'm afraid.

I think it needs a fair bit of work, I'm afraid.
I'm not surprised. Given the circumstances of the past 6 months I was surprised I could even think about continuing with it.

But my problems are minor pinpricks compared to what some people are going through, not least the folk who were affected by the fire. When you say your old company, is that the one you were working for before the fire or are you still with them and this is an earlier place of work? Did your hat arrive yet?

I'm still at SRM from before the fire. I went to look at the place I resigned from in June. You do wonder what you might have had to go through...

The hat arrived today, thanks! I'm hideously late on the cards, but it is in the post. I made it meself.

You've had to attempt some tricky stuff in this chapter. I'm trying to see if I can get it to work a little better another way.


I've sent your chapter back. i sent it to both your ntl address, as I lost the email where you told me to send it... :S

Got it, and your pretty snowflakes card arrived today, thanks so much. Looks like the only bits that were all right were written before we went away in September. :( Don't think I've the energy to work on it before we've posted Twelve Days. Maybe your suggestios will have time to percolate during that period.

BtW, Lorne calls Illyria 'Leery,' (dialogue database spelling, I remember the pronunciation as 'Llyri') in Timebomb when he's playing Angel's undercover tracking agent.

>>Got it, and your pretty snowflakes card arrived today, thanks so much.

Suprised, I posted it a bit late. :D

>>Looks like the only bits that were all right were written before we went away in September. (Don't think I've the energy to work on it before we've posted Twelve Days. Maybe your suggestions will have time to percolate during that period).

I always think it's worth taking the time.

>>BtW, Lorne calls Illyria 'Leery,'

Oh. Still don't like it much. You are free to ignore any of it, of course.

Even just seeing the pictures on the TV it still amazes me that no-one was killed, even on a Sunday morning.

The real damage is pretty localised, but there would have been thousands there...

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