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•”I&#39ve been Bob the builder for the past few months but I can&#39t sell my house so I&#39m having to move into it.” -M2 Financial&#39s Mark Howard.

•”I have never had the desire to fondle a waxwork.” – Whitechurch Securities chairman Kean Seager on colleague Ian McIvor&#39s fondness for Kylie&#39s Madame Tussauds double.

•”I was like a TV that is out of focus.” – Quill Communications PR Roddi Vaughan Thomas on his inability to see after the company&#39s party.

•”We have been talking about suck and blow for the last 10 minutes.” – Liverpool Victoria head of external affairs Nigel Snell on how to play blues harmonica.

•”They must be for the Aberdeen Asset Management boys.” – Snell again, on seeing a row of limousines and chauffeurs.

•”I&#39ve just emerged from Koranic school in Marrakech so I don&#39t have my diary handy.” – IFA Mark Chilton.

•”If people think equities are going to come back like some faded soapstar they&#39re wrong.” – Ned Cazalet on the markets.

Any Out of Contexts or Diary stories? Send them to Diary editor John Greenwood, email: john.greenwood@centaur.co.uk or tel: 0207 943 8036.

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