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So today another one of the planning team leave.
Yes, I know, it’s only been a couple in a couple of weeks since the last one … but [I think] that is entirely coincidental.
That said, this one is only semi-leaving … because while she is going from Wieden Shanghai, she is ending up at Wieden London.
And will continue to be working on NIKE.
Yep, I’m talking about the one and only, Paula Bloodworth.
Oh Paula …
Despite being Australian … a wannabe cool kid … incredibly picky about her food and occasionally a princess … I am going to miss her.
To think it’s only been 2 years since this is mindblowing …
We have done an incredible amount over that time … stuff we can feel very proud about for many, many years to come.
Not just work, but other stuff too.
In the 2 years of being here, I’ve seen the best and worst of her and she has seen the best and worst of me.
From my son being born to my Mum passing away … and through all of it, she has been kind, considerate, loyal and caring.
For someone who likes to pretend she has a ‘tough exterior’, the reality is she’s a fucking sweetheart and by embracing that, I believe she leaves even better than when she came.
And that’s impressive because she was fucking good when she started.
While I am sure she won’t miss the Australian banter … the oily food … the prying into her personal life … the bad instagram photos that I constantly took of her … I do think she will miss this place.
Maybe not as much as I will when I go, but a little.
[Please note, the photo in this post is not one of the ‘bad ones’ … I felt I owed her a ‘nice one’ as a gesture of goodbye-goodwill. Besides, all the nasty ones appear in the video below]
And she should because in the short time she was here, she achieved an incredible amount and so she can look back on this fascinating time in her life and career as one where she came, she saw and she conquered.
Paula I am going to miss you … especially the bitch and gossip-fests … but I know I cannot stand in the way of an Aussie who needs to make their cultural pilgrimage to London to live in Earls Court.
So now you are Paul Colman’s problem. And I’m very jealous of that fact.
Thank you lovely. Be brilliant.
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