The girlfriend of Enfield man Jamie Gordon - who lost his life in the 7 July bombings - has paid a touching tribute to the man she loved on the first anniversary of his death.

Yvonne Nash,31,of St Mark's Road, Bush Hill Park, has spent the last year trying to come to terms with the death of Jamie, who perished at the hands of a suicide bomber on the number 30 bus in Tavistock Square at 9.47am.

Just under an hour earlier three other suicide bombers had detonated explosives on Tube lines at Liverpool Street Station, Kings Cross and Edgware Road.

In total 52 people were killed and 700 others injured, leaving Londoners devastated.

Jamie,31, who grew up in Zimbabwe and worked as a financial administrator for City Asset Management, was confirmed dead four days after the attacks after an agonising and high profile wait for news.

Jamie and Yvonne, who had been together for six-and-a-half-years, and shared a flat together, were planning to get married.

Jamie was at Euston station when the first explosions happened. He and thousands of others were directed out of the station, where Jamie picked up the number 30 bus.

Yvonne said: "I have always pretty much accepted it was Jamie's fate that morning.

"He was sat upstairs at the back of the bus when the explosion happened, which is incredible because he never used to do that.

"It was such an indiscriminate crime. It really could have been anyone and that is why it has touched so many people."

Yvonne has received plenty of support from family, friends and colleagues over the past year.

She is also a member of the Bereaved Family Group, calling for a public inquiry into July 7.

She said: "I have been so humbled by how supportive people have been.

"Being sad is so tiring. In November I thought, I don't actually know who I am anymore', because Jamie and I had spent so long as part of a couple.

"Then December was an awful month because it was Jamie's birthday,Christmas and our anniversary.

"My best friend Nicky has since moved in with me, and it is a case of I would like my life back now please'.

"I have come to terms with things and I understand my emotions, although the last month has become difficult, as I have gone into countdown mode for the July 7 anniversary."

Asked if she had any feelings towards the bomber who took her boyfriend's life, Yvonne said: "I have never had any feelings about the bombers there is no emotion as far as they are concerned. "

Yvonne will be among the families and victims taking part in the July 7 memorials in central London today.

She has played a significant part in the arrangements, which involve encouraging the public to lay some 21,000 flowers in Regents Park to create a floral mosaic for victims.

Yvonne will also be taking part in services at Tavistock Square and will dedicate an E.E Cummings poem, I Carry Your Heart' to Jamie at an evening service to be held in Queen Mary's Gardens, Regents Park.

Jamie is also included in a book of condolence dedicated to the victims.

Yvonne also planted a tree in Jamie's memory on Tuesday, on the invitation of the Camley Street Nature Park, close to King's Cross Station.

Bush Hill Park Tennis Club, where Jamie was a member has also paid tribute.

They have produced a trophy in honour of Jamie and will dedicate a bench in his memory.

Yvonne said: "Jamie was amazing, very witty and warm. We had so many similar interests and were looking forward to getting married. We had begun to talk about wedding dates and Jamie was saving up to buy me the ring I wanted."

Recalling the events of July 7, Yvonne, an events manager, said: "I was in the office working on a presentation when news of the bombings came through. Never for a moment did I think Jamie was caught up in it.

"I called and texted Jamie soon after. His phone was ringing, but I didn't get a response, then I started calling his office and was told he had contacted them and was on his way.

"At lunchtime, I remember getting really teary and thinking this is so irrational'."

Yvonne was able to use her work contacts at phone company Orange to trace Jamie's mobile. It placed him in the area of the bomb in Tavistock Square.

By 8pm, Yvonne was beginning to contact the hospitals and emergency services.

She said: "The police couldn't tell me anything and it was horribly frustrating.

"By 5.30am the next morning I was on my way to the GMTV studios to make an appeal for Jamie. Doing the TV interviews was my saving grace because I felt I was actually doing something."

Jamie was positively identified on the Monday evening. His death came just seven months after Yvonne lost her mother.

"I just went into practical mode. I am a positive person and I had convinced myself Jamie was alive. I was in so much shock and things became a blur."