Backchat was flicking through the editor's holiday snaps with the usual bored politeness this week, when he spotted this delightful snap – particularly given last week's story about Axa boss Andy Homer insisting Axa was not a French insurer.

Our grand fromage is pictured standing outside the offices of a well known “global” (see Andy, we have listened) insurer in the quaint seaside holiday town of St George de Didonne, which just happens to be in, er, well, France, actually.

As Private Eye might say: are the “global” insurer run by Andy Homer, and the other Axa by any chance related? Backchat thinks we should be told.