Wednesday, 14 June 2017

One thing after another.

Hi there.
Thanks for popping in.

Woke up to the devastating news of the Grenfell Tower Block fire in London. Terrible, tragic, awful. Those poor souls.
What a cruel world this is sometimes. 
You just don’t know what to do, what to think, what to say, do you?
It’s one horrific shocker after another. 

I just have to express my sorrow and sympathy; 
it would be crass and insensitive to write about banalities when people have died in a terrible fire not an hour away from where I am sitting. 

Londoners really are under siege, aren’t they?

Ironically, when I was in New York, I was looking at all the fire escapes that are on the outside of the blocks of apartments where Gracie lives. You know the sort - New York buildings are covered with them. 
Grace told me she isn’t allowed to put potted plants, laundry or anything on them - for obvious reasons. It’s in the rental contract and you can get fined. I get that.
Especially today. 



There are no words, are there.

Time to go sit and reflect.
Say a prayer.
See whether we can help in any way at all.

Love & hugs,
Barb
xxx


32 comments:

  1. It's just horrible heart breaking to see it all unfolding on news this morning seeing people trapped just heard after 12 hours a man was rescued form the building was seen earlier on Tv shouting help pray there is more miracles of people found they have lost everything. Hugs lots love Joy xxx

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  2. If anything we can do let us know xxx

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  3. A terrible tragedy, Barbara. We must thank God for all the heroes who have, once again, sprung into action, putting their own lives at risk to help others. And pray for all those affected by this fire.

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  4. There are no words. Just thoughts for all those poor people and their loved ones. More tears shed today.

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  5. It is awful. I did have one thought today with Open Days coming up, how about a collection bucket if everyone only put in a pound that could be a contribution to the poor folk. It might make a lot of work for your already busy staff so understand if you decide against that idea. I cannot begin to imagine what everyone went through last night. X x

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    1. You might also have around your area a drop off place to take toiletries, baby goods, sanitary wear etc. We have where we live. Every little helps these poor people. It's tragic for them x

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  6. Heartrending, such an awful tragic event. Thoughts and prayers to all those affected

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  7. There just aren't any words. Didn't know where to start with my prayers and just hoped that God would hear the cries of my heart. One light at the end of that very dark tunnel is that a friend of mine on Facebook was trying to contact her family friends who would have been on the 19th floor. He got out, with second degree burns, but managed to rescue his wife and daughter unharmed. What a day!

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  8. So sad, I've been thinking about them all day. X

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  9. Woke up at 5 am and went down to make a cuppa and put the radio on and heard about it. That was it, no more sleep after that. So very sad, can't help thinking about all those poor souls who have lost everything. How do you get through that? xx

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  10. Woke to this dreadful news & couldn't believe what I was watching & that the fire was still burning hours after it started. My thoughts are with all those involved whether resident or emergency services.

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  11. Such sadness again today but also such bravery & amazing community spirit. My heart goes out to all involved. If there is anything we can do to help Barb, just ask ...xx

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  12. Absolutely horrific. I'm thinking of the number of lives devastated and the bravery of the emergency services. Those fire escapes may not look pretty but they are an excellent idea xx

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  13. So tragic. I used to work in ladbroke grove with many of the families on that estate. They were horrible old blocks before they were tarted up. I remember i hated visiting there and felt sorry for those who had to live in such a place. The area is a mix of extreme poverty and extreme wealth living cheek by jowel. Lets hope some hands find their way into pockets to help the survivors.

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  14. Hi Barb,
    So horrific. I'm amazed that anyone got out at all.Just heard about a baby that was thrown from a 10th floor window and was caught by a fireman thankfully. Feel so desperately sorry for those people who have lost absolutely everything they own. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been affected by this terrible event. Xxx

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  15. Awful event, I feel so sad to think of people dying in such a horrific way. The people who saw it and survived it are in my thoughts. Xx

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  16. You are so right there are no words Hugs T x

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  17. Hi Barbara
    Such an awful tragedy, my thoughts and prayers are with all those involved and their families. Xxx

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  18. I started off extremely upset, that quickly turned to anger. I am sooooooo angry. But I guess I better not say any more as I am unable to know if anything would be deemed inappropriate to voice in your world

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  19. Theres just no works are there !

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  20. Like you our prayers are with the survivors and the families of those lost in this awful fire. We thought of the time many years ago when we lived 18 stories up in high rise block of flats in East London and remember thinking back then (over 40 years ago) what would happen in case of fire. Such horrible images on the TV today hard to not think about it, so horrific and sad xxx

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  21. Don't know what to say....:( XX

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  22. My heart is so heavy today Barbara because of this, it really is one bad thing after another right now. I know we'll all get up and show up but blooming heck it's hard when you hear this news. Thank goodness they do have them in New York and I think it's something that this country should look into having too.
    There's something not right with how quick it went up and how much fiercely it burnt. I'm so sorry it just feels like there are many more deaths yet to be reported.
    I'm going to be British now and go play with my supplies to create something, anything, maybe it will help maybe not but if I don't try I'll never know Karen xx

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  23. It felt so unreal when we first saw the pictures, like a disaster movie or something, but it certainly is real for all those poor people, it doesn't bear thinking about what they have all endured today. x

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  24. It's just too shocking for words, makes you want to hold all those close to you that little bit harder and longer. Too late for many but let's hope they lessons are learnt. And what bravery our emergency services have shown again. Thoughts are with all those affected by this. X

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  25. God bless our emergency services this is so tragic let's hope lessons are learned xxx

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  26. So sad, right to my core. Prayers for all!

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  27. Hello Barb, my prayers are with all those poor people devastated by this. Thank you for sharing your thoughts as well. And thank you to all the amazing people that rushed to help, including our fantastic emergency service crews. Bx

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Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x