A quest for eastern mysticism is all the rage in the Lloyd's press office at the moment.

A Zen-like calm seems to have descended over the everyday hubbub of people carefully crafting press releases and responding to journalists' urgent enquiries.

One Lloyd's press officer recently enthralled us over a Chinese meal with tales of her enlightening visit to Sri Lanka.

And now one of her colleagues has booked a session in a flotation tank.

For the uninitiated, this involves resting in a tank of salt water in the dark. Backchat wonders if the humble press officer is hoping to be reincarnated as a well-heeled Name.