From: e-trader@fkim.com
Subject: I’m here!

Which happens to be Spain, but actually the Canaries, rather than the mainland. You hardly encouraged me to revisit La Manga. Anyway, what’s this about a job?

From: e-trader@fkim.com
To: victoria.ovantine@fkim.com
Subject: What’s wrong with cash?

I’m happy to remain liquid, but I suppose the thought police require me to be fully invested because I run an equity fund. Just now my mind is on more pleasant things, so do what you must.

From: e-trader@fkim.com
To: hugh.golder@dragonlife.co.uk
Subject: If I could join you…

…believe me I would. Cruising life isn’t for me. My fellow passengers are beginning to get on my nerves. Madeira was nice, but the days at sea are so boring. Will ring as soon as I’m back.

From: e-trader@fkim.com
To: george.lark@virgin.net
Subject: God I’m bored!

Did I really say I was having a good time? Liz is spending all day playing bridge and I’m reduced to bar- cruising, with the result that I must have put on a stone in weight. Worse, there’s an IFA on board who keeps following me around. Roll on Blighty!

From: e-trader@fkim.com
To: brad.norman@jobsforboys.co.uk
Subject: Remember La Manga?

You recall the blond I met when we were playing golf. Apparently she’s had a job offer in the City. You didn’t have anything to do with it did you? Ever been on a cruise? My advice is – don’t.

From: stephen.james@fkim.com
To: e-trader@fkim.com
Subject: Next week

I don’t know if Hugh has been in touch, but you really could not have picked a worse time to be away. When do you make landfall? I’d better brief you as soon as you are home.

To be continued…