Hush hush

POWER NAPPED
It seems like we end up picking on people a little here at Hush Hush, but word reaches us that Ian McPherson, one of the directors of Mortgagematch Homeloans (he’s on the front cover of the magazine if you skipped it) and likely to soon be known as Snoopy – found himself a little bit early for an afternoon function hosted by edeus. Given the circumstances and the fact he had been out quite late the evening before, McPherson thought he would nip up to his hotel room for a quick power nap. Unfortunately he was more tired than he realised and virtually fell into a coma with all attempts to rouse him through his mobile phone failing miserably. He woke up with a start but not a couple of hours later, oh no. Instead McPherson woke up at 1 am!

MINI-HEADACHES
Meanwhile, Bob Sturgess, director of marketing at Money Partners, was the closest to losing his temper Hush Hush thinks it has ever seen him. The usually amiable Sturgess, was furious when he discovered the guests he had invited to the Henley Regatta had been brought to the event in a people carrier rather than the mini-bus he had ordered. Thankfully the cramped travelling conditions were the only hitch in an otherwise great day, and once the champagne was flowing and all guests were happily ensconced in the pavilion box reserved for Money Partners and its guests Sturgess resumed his usual good humour. Phew!

SHOULD HAVE GONE TO…
Losing your glasses is never a nice thing but there are some quite stylish ways to do it as Robert Thickett, deputy editor of Mortgage Strategy recently discovered. When, along with the rest of the MS team, he was a guest of GMAC-RFC at Thorpe Park. Thicket got aboard a ride only to see his glasses fall away from him to the ground as he was being hurled through mid-air. Hush Hush hears Thichett and news editor Rebecca Atkinson then attended a performance of the Jools Holland Swing band at Kew as guests of AXA and Abbey respectively where Atkinson complained about having a headache. Given Thickett drove back from Thorpe Park to London without the aid of his specs, the headache might be understandable.