Sunday Column (153)

Santa's House. "What  kind of architect are you?" - "I designed it without taking the pencil off the paper." - a way of drawing a house, very common in Germany.
Santa's House. "What kind of architect are you?" - "I designed it without taking the pencil off the paper." - a way of drawing a house, very common in Germany.
Another week. A week in which I did a lot of networking in the industry and discovered one non surprising thing: we are all really similar and down to earth. The industry is so small and everyone seems to know each other; and most of us work in London. It is fantastic, and a good hype about RTB, exchanges, video RTB and mobile this week. Fantastic. I couldn’t wish for anything else really. Maybe a bit more sleep and a few less beers. But in no other industry it seems that you go into a pub and meet the leading people of the industry chatting over beers whilst some media planners come up for a chat. Really loved it this week.

On the private side of things we are making progress with the house buying/selling process. We went to Hassocks on Saturday and looked at a few properties: four and three bedrooms, newly build and older with character, or just “a house”. Some interesting viewings.

We drove our new car down there, so that was all good. Really enjoy driving the people carrier. You don’t feel as “cool” as in an SUV and hence you seem to drive a bit more relaxed. Not sure if it really matters though.

I suspect you are all curious to hear about the houses we looked at, the offer we received for ours etc. But I decided to only share that with people I would like to. Once things are complete, I am more than happy to share details here too. Just so much information: we will accept an offer on our current place on Monday, and we will make an offer on a 4 bedroom place down in Hassocks on Monday too. Fingers crossed all goes well, we will be moving before the summer. Wow! I didn’t expect things to move that quickly. But, then you never know how things might change, e.g. buyers or sellers pulling out. Happens. It ain’t a deal until you got the keys in your hands….

I guess that is enough excitement for us. All I need at the moment to be honest. Exciting but also draining. Decisions. Decisions. This week looks promisingly quiet. A conference, a day off on Friday for my boy’s 1st birthday.

Good days.

Have a great week,
Volker