I live on the outskirts of Manchester. I have been many times to the Manchester Arena, I have even left my own teenage daughter there to watch a concert only recently. My heart is with those affected by the attack on Monday night. My daughter put this lil’ Bee on me, a worker Bee, the symbol of Manchester. I am proud of my city, of my brothers and sisters who have done so much to help others in a time of need. I stand united with my fellow Mancunians of all colours, races, of all faiths and none as one.
My bee is close to my heart in today’s image. Everything right now is tinged with the memory of that act of terror but I won’t let it keep me or my city down. Life goes on and we can’t let anything stop us from living life to the full.