But I was born in London and I love London.
After the events this weekend I just wanted to say: I am so shocked and sad. For London, for Manchester, Egypt, Afghanistan, Syria....for all places where people are enjoying time with friends, family and work colleagues when awful events happen.
The terrorists claim this is a war. But wars should be fought by people who are trained to fight. And ended by people wanting to talk to each other and find a way to make a future. A war is not targeting people who have no way to protect themselves or fight back.
When I went back to the UK for the Olympics 5 years ago I watched the opening ceremony on a big screen in the city center of Manchester, with a friend and thousands of people from around the world. Later I went to see the sport twice with friends near London.
After the gymnastics my friend and I took a train back to London Bridge Station and had a wonderful dinner at a restaurant in that area. I remember that night with great happiness.
And I hope to go again.
This September I will be back in the UK. No real plans for London this time - my friends live in other places. But of course I will go, and of course I will enjoy my birth country in all its multi-ethnic craziness and vibrant life.