DIARY: Cursed Ducati - and not the food - spoils D&AD night for Jaume

So how was D&AD for you? The die-hard party animals grumbled that they couldn’t get a drink all the way through the award ceremony, while others said they hated the ’rabbit food’ - although many of us thought the vegetarian menu made a refreshing change.

So how was D&AD for you? The die-hard party animals grumbled that

they couldn’t get a drink all the way through the award ceremony, while

others said they hated the ’rabbit food’ - although many of us thought

the vegetarian menu made a refreshing change.



Still, at least we didn’t suffer the catalogue of disasters that befell

WCRS’s joint creative director, Leon Jaume.



We reported recently that Jaume had been late in submitting his Private

View column due to a minor car accident. Well, it’s not getting any

easier for him to get around London.



Jaume lost the use of his Ducati 916 at the start of the year after a

minor accident damaged the fairing. After four months of wrangling with

his insurance company, he finally recovered his repaired and polished

Ducati ten days ago.



He avoided taking the bike into work until the day of the D&AD awards

and then only took it so he could return home to change into his dinner

jacket before going out again.



All was well until he left the agency’s Soho Square offices. Jaume

walked into adjacent Ganton Street where he’d parked his bike, instead

of using the Berwick Street NCP like the rest of WCRS’s employees. He

was shocked to find that an opportunist thief had made off with his

pride and joy, leaving Jaume stranded in full biking leathers and

fleeced of his only mode of transport.



After several hours with the police, Jaume emerged bleary eyed and made

his way home by cab, depressed and unenthusiastic about going to the

awards.



He’s now fretting about whether or not he’ll be able to insure his bike

again should he get it back.



Suggestions for alternative modes of transport should be sent to the

usual address.



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