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“I was really bored so I went and had a look round Bangor Cathedral.” – Quill PR Hugo Mortimer-Harvey on how he likes to spend his spare time.

“I’ve sent the sniffer dogs out for Holly Mackay.” – Abbey for Intermediaries media relations officer Christine McAllister tracks down a colleague.

“Over the next few minutes, we will be concentrating on the ramblings of a simple mind.” – Private Health Partnership director Peter Bye in his speech to the AMII.

“Why is it there is only one Monopolies and Mergers Commission?” – Standard Life Healthcare managing director Mike Hall.

“I’ve been eating cake with lashings of ginger beer.” – RCH Communications’ Richard Hurst getting excited on the first day of mortgage regulation.

“She’s been showing her sparkler to everyone.” – The AITC’s Jemma Jackson on the engagement of colleague Annabel Brodie-Smith.

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


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