An Abundance of Hidden Surprises and Delights

Yesterday I emailed just over 300 people to tell them I was back from my gap year and inviting them to join in with all sorts of things I’m up to. I received nice almost instant replies from Beryl, Sue and Sile saying yes please, good wishes from Mike & Steve, and confusion from Emma. I banged off instant invitations to B, S and S and was a little deflated that so few had noticed.   There, you see, that’s what happens if you buzz off for a year. The hole grows over. It didn’t occur to me that yesterday I […]

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The Realities of Being a UK Property Investor in 2011

Like almost everything I can think of, the realities of being a property investor are very different from those I imagined, although I had been the accidental owner of an informal HMO in the late Eighties and early Nineties, long since repossessed as a casualty of the last crash. This time around, I collected four buy to let flats between June 2004 and December 2007. And lots of my clients have BTL properties too. Given the strange times, I have called a few of them together for a summit so we can try to work out what’s the best thing […]

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Gratitude & Intentions: Books, carpets, friendship and a seaside lunch

Three things I am grateful for tonight: The opportunity to re-connect with Angie & Angus after more than a decade Getting rid of a handful of books, beginning the outflow Oddly, receiving a new book – but should be able to recycle it by Friday! Three things I intend to manifest: A wonderful day tomorrow, doing only one thing – travelling to St Leonards, Worthing & Littlehampton with a lovely friend/client to look at our properties down there, topped off by a reward lunch on the beach. A beautifully tidy garden by the time I return from the seaside run. […]

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