Saturday, January 13, 2007

Musings on London..


Well, on my trip to London for the most recent interview and to go to Russell's latest coffee morning, I had all manner of interesting conversations with all sorts of people.

It was truly chock-full of bright and intelligent folks, with conversation topics ranging from meeting Steve Henry next week (best of luck with that - shoot me an email and let me know how you get on), to what not to say in an interview (going off on a massive tirade/complimenting ladies on their tops is apparently not best advised), critiques of what I was going to say in the aforementioned interview (thanks very much Jess - by the way, the magazine - Contagious - that she writes for is excellent, check out the link) and a bit of musing on the differences between old school account handling and new-age planning.

One interesting topic that came up with Russell and Jess was that of London geography. Now, not being a Londoner myself - just a humble denizen of Worcestershire at this stage - it was fascinating to learn about the city. For example: What resides at St Giles's Circus?

Centre Point, according to Russell. Learning about the Blue Points in Soho was also fascinating. I think I'm going to have to purchase Peter Ackroyd's book on London. Anyway, here are a few snaps of my journey down - featuring a little Regent St and some Berkeley Square - sadly no coffee morning shots. I'll leave those to Russell's post.

I'm also going to write about some of the topics discussed in my interview - I'd be really appreciative if the blogsphere felt like chiming in.

2 comments:

Helen said...

If you're down in London again before March 4th, you should get yourself down the the British Library to see London: A life in maps.

I'm going tomorrow, having finally found someone to go with.

Will said...

Helen,

I am going to be in London tomorrow, as it happens.

Any thoughts/feedback from your visit?

 
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