In between those two news items, I received a surprise letter from Allen & Harris (like a fool I’m on their mailing list) with a big bold sans-serif title at the top of it saying:
Surprise New Year interest rate rise won’t dampen buoyant start to 2007 housing market
I can’t tell from the content below—statistics as random as the two that have bookended it, tied up with comforting PR-speak that sounds like it’s been written by a machine—whether or not this is just wishful thinking. But it’s awfully funny timing. And who gets a genial, cheery letter from estate agents? It’s like having one of those horsey women from the Cotswolds knocking on your door and offering to sharpen your knives: your first worry is “which poor person is she going to use this on?”
Anyone else smell something in the air? I mean, apart from the stink of death emanating from Downing Street.