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“Stop! Don’t ask about bacon.” – Old Mutual’s Simon Wilson prevents a colleague from enquiring about a fry-up in a vegetarian cafe

“It is all about which relatives will be least upset.” – Halifax’s Paul Fincham sums up Christmas.

“I do not think we are talented enough to be influenced by Bowie.” – Personal Finance Society president Brian Steeples on his new band.

“Can you make sure my grammar is correct. I do not want to look silly.” – The Analysts compliance officer Tom Kean.

“Yes, it is tough being back. I am going to have to get used to a four-day week for the next three weeks.” – Lansons Communications’ Karen Brunskill on her tough schedule after the Christmas break.

Any Out of Contexts or Diary stories? Send them to Diary editor Alison Bone, email: or tel: 0207 943 8037


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