Interviewing Dutch coaches

In February 2021 I interviewed Dutch national coaches past and present in the space of three days. First up was current bondscoach Frank de Boer at the Dutch FA headquarters in Ziest. Two days later it was the legend that is Guus Hiddink at the swanky Waldorf Astoria hotel in Amsterdam. 

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04/2021

Woman's UCL anthem recording

Attended the recording of the new anthem for the Woman’s UEFA Champions League in Hilversum’s media park. A 36-piece choir, conducted by the wonderfully talented Martina Batič - what a sound!

Afterwards I interviewed Martina, plus Niels, Lodewijk and Erik-Jan from MassiveMusic, who were responsible for writing it. A truly uplifting experience.

03/2021

Filming in Curaçao

I’m heavily involved with Amaseu’s Erik-Jan de Rooij on yet another hugely enjoyable project: converting the content of the Seven Elixirs for a Great Life book (which I helped him write) into a format suitable for an online course.

We had been doing a lot of brainstorming, scripting and trial filming, and in March we filmed the content for real in Curaçao. Seriously hard work, with every day a real adventure to find a decent location, but we made it in the end.

Scottish word of the moment

Pockle: to swindle or deceive. She pockled the books, or that brother of yours is always on the pockle. A far superior word to any of its conventional equivalents, I’m sure you’ll agree. Actually there was a guy in my primary class whose nickname was Pockle. Wonder how life turned out for him…

Among other things

I do a lot more than just writing. For example, I help present workshops aimed at bringing innovation ideas from within the research community to life.

Word Crimes

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