From: liz.trader@activeinsure.co.uk
To: e-trader@fkim.com
Subject: Ocean waves ahoy!

Lucinda has invited me for a week’s sailing off the coast of France. You know how much I love boats and as your attempts to organise a holiday floundered, I plan to accept. You can work on the garden while I am away.

From: e-trader@fkim.com
To: lucindaw-s@mediashop.com
Subject: What are you playing at?

First you ease me out of the limelight in the trade papers and then you whisk my wife away for a girlie break on a gin palace. I am far from amused.

From: phil.dump@pgbrokers.co.uk
To: e-trader@fkim.com
Subject: You are missing out again
Are you suffering from a mid-life crisis or something? All I’ve had from you is selling orders – and small ones at that. The market’s looking much better and those Friends Provident new business figures were stunning. Time to stop being a bear!

From: e-trader@fkim.com
To: toby.dent@hotmail.com
Subject: Our garden
I know you said you were busy when we last made contact, but my wife is going away for a week shortly and it would be wonderful if you could come and do some tidying up. We are barely managing to keep on top of things at present.

From: e-trader@fkim.com
To: emma.tyme@stella-am.com
Subject: Clinical trials
OK, I’ll meet you in Harley Street on Friday morning. It is about time this paternity business was sorted out for once and for all. There is just too much else taking place in my life at present.

From: e-trader@fkim.com
To: george.lark@virgin.net
Subject: West End wet?

Sorry I couldn’t make lunch last week, but I’ll be in the vicinity of Wigmore Street around noon tomorrow. What say you we hit somewhere sociable for a boy’s lunch? I could do with some cheering up!

To be continued…