Giles Gibson and Paul Shannon of Hayes Inter-Selection enjoyed the odd drink or two dozen at the Insurance Times Golf Day in France this week. And they were surprisingly lively the next day when they posed to poke fun at the sartorial elegance of IT editor Chris Wheal who was sporting a fine pair of plus twos.

But Backchat later heard that Giles Gibson was revealing all in the bar on the ferry. As Paul Shannon said later: "It was fitting he was drinking a short at the time rather than a pint."