Workshops on three continents

These pictures are related to a series of workshops I helped give in Shanghai, Eindhoven and Boston at the end of 2019. Find out more.

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This is the provisional new version of my website. There are a few glitches and blank spots, I know.

Updates will follow, just as surely as misery and deceit will follow Boris Johnson’s election victory.

Welcome!

This is the provisional new version of my website. There are a few glitches and blank spots, I know.

Updates will follow, just as surely as misery and deceit will follow Boris Johnson’s election victory.

 

See below for stuff I've been involved in recently. For more general info, follow this link

09 & 10/2019

Workshops on three continents

 

I helped give a series of workshops in Shanghai, Eindhoven and Boston at the end of 2019. My role was to coach the participants in story building and pitching. Find out more

11/2019

Amaseu journey to Morocco

Amaseu journeys in Morocco are always brilliant, but this time in particular it was really something special.

Maybe it was the clarity of light and lack of heat because it was November, or the enthusiastic group of participants, or meeting up with our local team again (one of whom showed me how to open a bottle of sparkling water with his eye)…

Whatever the reason, I’d say this was the best Morocco journey to date for me (number six I believe). This is the reason I am there by the way.

11/2019

Footie galore

Lots of footie these days: reporting on Ajax in the Champions League, plus Feyenoord and AZ in the Europa League. The last qualifying matches for the Dutch national team for EURO 2020. And a media day in Amsterdam for Ajax.

Plus… It’s official. I’m going to be the Dutch team reporter for the EURO 2020 finals next summer. Canny wait.

Scottish word of the moment

Gallus: acting with swagger, confidence, cockiness. Used a lot in the west of Scotland, and especially in and around Glasgow. The original implication is of something that someone evidently shouldn’t be doing: challenging authority, defying conventions, being overly bold. [The way she stood up to her man was gallus. Your new leopardskin boots are pure gallus. Don’t go acting all gallus just because you received a promotion.] When Charlie Nicholas burst onto the scene at Celtic - wearing suits with no socks, a conspicuous earring, and full of audacious chips, flicks and nutmegs - he was the personification of gallus.

Among other things

I do a lot more than just writing. For example, I present at exhibitions and also deliver pieces to camera for various clients.

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