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•”Rescue Stuart? That is a grenade I am unwilling to throw myself upon.” – Bright Grey&#39s Mark Locke refusing to save a colleague from an over-talkative IFA.

•”I think the Greeks have got it right where women are concerned. The men laze around while the women do all the hard work.” – Bright Grey&#39s Stuart Johnson admires the Greek work ethic on a trip to Rhodes.

•”I had a bit of a panic when I looked at the drinks menu and the first thing I saw was &#39glass of milk&#39.” – Clerical Medical&#39s Nigel Stammers.

•”Yours looks a bit small, can I give you a bigger one?” – PR Mark Locke handing out Bright Grey umbrellas.

•”I have only got a little one. It&#39s grey these days but not very bright.” – Lifesearch Senior technical adviser Kevin Carr (on the umbrellas, of course).

Any Out of Contexts or Diary stories? Send them to Diary editor Alison Bone, email: alison.bone@centaur.co.uk or tel: 0207 943 8037 •The irony of an insurance company sponsoring an event such as the Isle of Man TT races is clear. But Scottish Life International not only sponsored one of the races but also had to watch its finance director Mike Crellin take his life into his own hands as one of the competitors.

An accountant by trade, Crellin lives on the island where motor racing seems to be taught in primary school. The intrepid FD managed a very creditable 44th place, averaging 109.88 miles an hour round three laps of the country lanes that make up the 38-mile course. The Diary doffs its helmet in respect.

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