As the Dutch team reporter for UEFA.com, I spent 20 days in Manchester, Sheffield, Rotherham and Leigh during the Women’s EUROs 2022.
During that time I did exclusive, sit-down interviews with approximately a dozen players, covered all four of the Oranje Leeuwinnen’s matches, did pre- and post-match interviews every time with coach and players, and also wrote a number of feature articles for the website.
Possibly the most enjoyable tournament I’ve covered so far. Looking forward to next year’s World Cup in Australia & New Zealand (assuming I can find a suitable assignment 😊)
Five books, each approximately 150 pages long, to write in the space of two months. Based on journeys I accompanied in Morocco, Croatia and Catalunya. With Covid restrictions happily almost non-existent, it’s all gone a bit bonkers. So many companies want to bring their people closer together and get them re-energised. Happy - and manic - days…
I got to witness a live operation (for an abdominal aeortic aneurysm) in a hospital in Utrecht. Spent over two hours in the operating theatre so I could see what was going on first-hand. I’m writing the script for a video explaining how a Philips innovation can help make the procedure quicker while reducing exposure to X-rays.
Skoosh: something that's easy or requires little effort. [The maths exam was a skoosh]. Can also be used as a verb [we're going to skoosh your lot on Saturday].
I do a lot more than just writing. For example, I present (my own stories) at conferences, like the World Usability Congress in Graz.
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