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So near yet so far for Channel Islanders

There was a long trudge home for some delegates at this year&#39s PIMS conference on board the Oriana.

Guernsey-based IFAs and product providers may have been able to see their homes – a mere two miles away – through the portholes of the ship but there was no quick boat ride home for them.

Instead, the delegates had to wave farewell to their island home and spend 24 hours nursing hangovers while sailing to Southampton, from where they flew back to Guernsey.

Next year, expect to see the Guernsey delegates packing inflatable canoes.

•Readers have all gone crazy with their fab suggestions for FSA hold music this week.

Storming into the chart are Changes by David Bowie and What Do You Want If You Don&#39t Want Money? by Adam Faith, suggested by Peter Wrigley of CIS Manchester.

Sesame research manager Dale Tranter recommends Gary Glitter&#39s Leader of the Gang but Syndaxi&#39s Robert Reid leaps to the top of the chart with the Diary&#39s favourite, Stealers Wheel&#39s “Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am, stuck in the middle with you.”

Poptastic.

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