Well there you go Steve. Another Estate Agent. So many new builds in town i suppose there is a market for another one. Estate Agent that is. People used to complain to me that Hertford was full of estate agents, charity shops and coffee bars (not necessarily in that order). I used to be able to disagree. Not any more.
When I was a young man I had a dream of opening a book shop with coffee bar attached so that customers could browse for books, read the ones they bought and chew over the daily newspapers whilst having a extra milky latte although they didn't exist in the 1960's; it was just nescaff in a chipped mug. Now you can buy a house whilst discussing the merits of the exotic North Java coffee bean. Why not just offer a cup of coffee of tea whilst browsing the colour brochures; or am I missing something? I suppose the cups and the serviettes and table linen will all be branded and polite young men in sharp suits will ask if they can offer me a two bedroom semi detached on a new estate with all amenities when I drop in for an expresso and chocolate cake to chat over the Euro results with friends. Or am i just being a cynical, embittered old man?