I did get it, nutmeg, and it warmed my cockles no end. Receiving the comment again makes my even toastier now! Thank you so much for taking the time to read it, and even more so for getting in touch with your thoughts.
Let's hope these tweaks to the site make for an even stronger community, and help us to help each other even more.
Neil - again many congratulations. Very well deserved. I loved this. I was in London on 7/7 though arrived at London Bridge just after it (they) happened. It was a strange day, to be sure.
My only confusion was...because you're called Neil and it was written in the first person, I thought it was a male protagonist so at the end I was a bit bemused - and then I read it more thoroughly and noticed the reference to the dress!
I have nothing but praise. Sorry to be boring.