”I come from generations of tax inspectors. This is like a pilgrimage to the holy grail.” – Ian Jefferies, head of investment marketing at Friends Provident, at a drinks reception at Somerset House, the Inland Revenue headquarters.
”It is casual dress tomorrow night so get your thongs on.” – Lanson's PR Georgina Mills inviting an MM journalist to a preview of the new Harry Potter film.
”I am the only woman I know who reads this magazine.” – Park Row PR Jo Smith shows off her copy of Zoo magazine.
”Sorry about that, you were in my back pocket.” – Clerical Medical head of PR Gordon McAra fumbles around for his mobile.
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