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Duty calls

Some press officers deliver way above and beyond the call of duty.

On one particular occasion over Christmas, a very long lunch morphed into an even longer session of drinking tomfoolery.

But at 5am, what is any PR worth their salt going to do but offer to share their hotel bed? When the two gentlemen eventually retired to the bedroom, it was decided that the optimum sleeping position would be the traditional head-to-toe, with a towel separating them.

Sharing the bed proved to completely unprob-lematic and MM has been informed that sharing breakfast, also in bed, was very civilised indeed.p Party-loving Polhill PR Maz has told the Diary that she plans to give up alcohol forthwith for a life of virtue and sobriety.

Ms Scott told Diary the booze ban will be absolute – except for weekends and, of course, the four times during the week when she is out on work duty. The Diary wishes her well in this noble, if unlikely, effort.p It would seem that the issue of pet obesity is once again popping up.

Research from Halifax Pet Insurance warns that the family pet also likes a good binge over the festive season but help is at hand. Halifax points out that if you cannot feel your pet’s ribs, this may be a sign that they are overweight.

Recommendations for tackling furry love handles include not feeding them titbits, ensuring they get plenty of exercise and avoiding crash diets. Just like the rest of us, then.

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