Firstly, to let you know that my family are all ok, thankfully none of us were in town this morning.
I thought today I would be writing the second missive about my trip to Israel; instead I am watching news of bombings on London Transport buses, not Egged buses.
I thought I would be giving my reactions to London's amazing success at winning the right to host the Olympics in 2012 against rival bidders Madrid, Moscow and New York; instead London takes its place alongside them as the host of horrific attacks at the hands of Islamic terrorism.
I thought there would be something interesting to write about the G8 summit, and the presence at Gleneagles of world leaders Blair, Putin, Bush et al ready to tackle issues of global warming and poverty in Africa; instead, the war on terror will dominate the agenda, some of the very people on whose behalf the terrorists claim to act will lose a historic chance to be helped by the West, and Blair joins Putin and Bush as a leader whose country is a direct target of murderers.
I thought the BBC might apply some consistent standards in their reporting by referring to "militant attacks" on London and that Cherie Blair might reiterate how young Muslims who carry out these attacks "feel they have got no hope but to blow themselves up", as she did on a visit to the Palestinian territories; instead, when it's Londoners involved, and the locations are Liverpool Street and the Edgware Road not Ben Yehuda and Allenby, they are terrorists, and nothing can excuse their actions.
Let's hope that the casualties and damage caused will be minimal, but that the message will finally be clear to the imbecile British liberal left-wing and the moronic leaders of "respectable" EU countries who follow policies of appeasement; every country in the civilised world must stand up to this threat, and stop claiming that it would all go away if the Israelis gave the Palestinians everything they wanted, or if the Coalition withdrew from Iraq, or if Russia gave Chechnya independence.
These terrorists - and their Western apologists - are enemies of our entire way of life. Unless we are willing to give that up, we need to make hard choices about how we contain and destroy the threat.