I spoke with one of our UK friends, Duncan, on the phone and they are fine. Dunc is in Chester and ‘bat has gone off camping in Wales. They have given up their flat in London, and as they always have impeccable timing, they just gave it up last week.
When he answered the phone I said, “you survived!” Dunc said, “we weren’t in London.” I said, “no, I meant George Bush’s visit! He hasn’t crashed into you on his bicycle has he?” Dunc laughed and said, “well he hasn’t left yet.”
Now we just need to hear from Ed Deluzain, my high school English teacher who has just gone over there for a visit.