Well, not quite.
Today is the day when we're all very much getting back to normal - off to school & work.
Many people stayed away from work on Friday. Locally, Friday night sees people travelling here to enjoy the extensive range of restaurant, clubs & bars. We're usually entertained by carousers wandering home through the early hours. Friday late night/Saturday early hours were very quiet, just distant sirens & foxes barking.
London was still quiet on Saturday with people staying close to home, spending time with family & friends. We drove through Kings Cross & saw mostly camera crews, the tribute flowers were beginning to pile up on the concourse. We saw visitors wandering through the quiet Bloomsbury streets, maps in hand, making their way to the next stop on their itinery.
By Sunday, the local market & shops were full of shopppers gathering groceries on on a sunny summer's day. We could enjoy at a distance many of our neighbours chattering, music & BBQs throughout the evening.
The shock is beginning to receed & people are working out how to come to terms with the horror of the London bombing & the unease of the Birmingham evacuation.
Public transport returns to everyday schedules (save the sections where recovery operations continue).
We had the VE & VJ 60th anniversary celebrations throughout the week were initially overshadowed by Live8, G8, Olympics & then the bombing. By the weekend & the climax of the events, the stories of our elder's resiliance, stoicism & humour gave us all the leadership & personal example of fortitude & courage that we need.
Ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
No amount of Government message, PR, counselling, media articles could have said as much so clearly as the pictures of the congregation of the nation's grannies & grandpas to celebrate the end of war against fascism & a return to the freedom that many of us enjoy today.
Sadly, locally we still have missing one of my colleagues travelling to a meeting, & a young lady who worked at our local bank. The recovery teams are working in dreadful conditions underground. Again, ordinary people doing extraordinary things.