Reporter at Euro 2020

One year late and significantly affected by COVID restrictions, the Euro 2020 was nonetheless a great tournament.

Together with my camera team I interviewed most of the top players in the Dutch squad (plus some Welsh and Danish stars as well), reported on four matches in Amsterdam, appeared live on radio and TikTok, wrote multiple features for the UEFA.com website, did some social stuff that got more than 10 million views…oh and once the work was done, enjoyed many memorable nights out 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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