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•”It&#39s Jon here from Lansons, no Zurich.” – The strain of moving jobs is clearly too much for Jon Atkins.

•”I think that&#39s Quake 2000.” – Disturbed by a mobile phone ringing, a Treasury official starts a round of name that ring tone at a select committee meeting.

•”If Standard Life was a racehorse I&#39d be running it in a cellar at Plumpton” – Horse trainer Jenny Pitman at the IFA Women of the Year Awards.

•”Is that Standard Life down the back? It&#39s nice to see they&#39re enjoying my pension more than I am.” – Pitman again.

•”You mean some people only burn the candle at both ends?” – Mainland PR&#39s Kat Milne on leaving a journalists&#39 drinks party and making for a nearby casino in the small hours.

•”Do you have rooms by the hour?” – ABI PR Emma Grainge asking for a room for host Richard Whiteley at the ABI Media Awards.

Any Out of Contexts or Diary stories? Send them to Diary editor John Greenwood, email: or tel: 0207 943 8036.


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