I should have been in town on Thursday - with Oscar -we were going up to work to meet some friends for lunch......"luckily" I have a chest infection - really nasty and wheezy - so I didn't go. And I'm glad I didn't - purely because it would have been a nightmare getting home.
Part of me wants to scream "leave us alone!". Part of me thinks that the people of Iraq probably screamed the same and did we listen?
Terrorism is never the answer. I've lived in countries where violence is commonplace. Belfast, Johannesburg. Where discrimination and religious hatred makes people hate each other and kill each other. And as long as I live I'll never understand it.
I'm really glad Oscar is too little to understand what's happening in his city. I don't know how I'm ever going to explain prejudice, violence and terrorism to him. And I know one day I will have to.
I hope his world is more peaceful when he's older. But I think that's naive and I don't think it will be.....