As an antidote to a hectic few months' hard work, Saatchi &
Saatchi's executive creative director, Dave Droga, took his family off
to Mustique in the Caribbean for some R&R.
While they lounged around nibbling fruit, sipping cocktails and lazing
by the pool table - sorry, the swimming pool (this is not the office) -
Droga took to the sea to dive.
During those waterlogged days, Droga saw more deep-sea pond life than in
an entire career at Saatchis, and the Neptune of Charlotte Street claims
he took to breathing under water with uncanny ease as he wallowed around
in rubber (still not the office).
Trouble started on the last day, when he woke up with a blood-soaked
pillow - he'd burst his eardrum. "I was hoping I'd have to stay there
for a couple of months waiting for it to heal," Droga, now back in
Blighty and conveniently deaf in one ear for client meetings, shouts.
"But the doctor said it was best I fly 'when you've got a hole in your
Apart from cotton wool and earplugs, the medic stressed the need for
silence while Droga was recovering. Imagine his joy when he returned to
Notting Hill ... to find the carnival's biggest sound system parked
outside his window all weekend.