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•”I saw the names Chris and Corey together and imagined them going off to live in a log cabin.” – Morley PR Monina Villaroman on the departures of MM&#39s news editor and investment editor •”I&#39m just off to the office to do some work.” – Purely Mortgages managing director Mark Chilton at 10pm.

•”Since when did I worry about clothes? Don&#39t worry though, I&#39ll put some on.” – Gordon McAra of Clerical Medical.

•”I&#39ve just had my face painted like a pirate and now I&#39ve got to go back into the Skandia tent.” – Park Row&#39s Jo Smith at Cowes week •”Excuse us, I need to take him home and put him to bed.” – Ex-MM investment editor and soon to be Mainland PR Chris Duncan on ex-MM news editor Corey Boles.

•Well, I&#39m from International Investment, so I guess I&#39ll be on the boat, far out to sea, loaded with drugs, betting and concubines.” – International Investment editor Dylan Emery at Cowes week.

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


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