Di­ary of an es­tate agent

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I get a use­ful up­date on the Dubai mar­ket and on a new scheme in Sher­wood Street.

I am due at Hans Place at 1.30 to show one of a num­ber of prop­er­ties to a gen­tle­man view­ing on be­half of his mother. She lives lo­cally and is look­ing to down­size. All goes well and he thinks she might be in­ter­ested. Later I’m at Che­sham Place for the sec­ond time this week, with an over­seas client who is look­ing for a Lon­don pied-à-terre and is gen­uinely charm­ing — meet­ing in­ter­est­ing peo­ple is one of the best perks of the job.

As the end of the day ap­proaches, I re­flect on this year’s cricket sea­son and look for­ward to the next, both as a spec­ta­tor and player. It is my thing and I am a mem­ber of both the MCC and I Zin­gari, two of the old­est cricket clubs in the world. There may be no cricket for a while, but the sea­son for my sec­ond hobby looms — ski­ing. I leave the of­fice think­ing about pos­si­ble des­ti­na­tions for this year’s first white ad­ven­ture and pause to try to re­mem­ber when Knights­bridge last saw snow.


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