It has not been a good weekend in regards to terrorist attacks in the UK. Although in hindsight, things could have been a lot, lot worse.
On Friday, authorities thwarted coordinated bomb attacks in central London after an ambulance crew, outside a nightclub, spotted smoke coming from a Mercedes that turned out to be rigged with gasoline, gas canisters and nails. A second Mercedes filled with explosives was found hours later in an impound lot, where it was towed for parking illegally.
On Saturday, two men rammed a Jeep into the entrance of Glasgow airport, shattering the glass doors and igniting a raging fire. One of the suspects, his body in flames after the attack, was taken to the nearby Royal Alexandra Hospital, where police on Sunday carried out a controlled explosion on a vehicle they said also could be linked to the plot.
Five people have been arrested in connection with the foiled attacks.
On a friendlier note, Sunday saw the 'concert for Diana' at Wembley Stadium. This was held in memory of Diana, the Princess of Wales, on what would have been her 46th birthday. Prince Harry and Prince William joined 63,000 other people and 24 performers, to celebrate her life. The performers being such acts as Take That, Rod Stewart, Duran Duran, Joss Stone, Lilly Allen and Elton John. I saw various clips on the television.
And on this Monday, I am sitting at my desk having just finished my rocket salad, low fat cottage cheese with pineapple, and low fat spinach quiche (and I'm still hungry) and now I'm off to the shops on a cardigan hunt. Any one who knows me well, will know that my black cardigan is my security blanket. And this security blanket now has tiny holes appearing on the elbows, with the over usage. Holes in my cardi really won't do, so I'm off to track another one down and hoping that I don't get side tracked with any other items of clothing! Then again, retail therapy has always done the trick in the past, and it has been a while...