My CPD 2021-22

Are you a freelancer? Do you feel a bit overwhelmed at times when you’re juggling work, your own PR, bookkeeping, your tax return, and on top of all that, you’re asked to further develop your professional skills? It’s tempting to use a pause in the workflow to relax...

Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2022

… to all my past, current, and future clients, and to everyone else who happens to read this. As yet another challenging year comes to an end, it’s time to reflect and to look ahead to the immediate future, but it’s also a time to celebrate what went well and what...

Sudeten Germans

If there’s one thing I learned from my work, it’s that I never stop learning from it. During the course of this year, I’ve come across some historical facts that I’ve never been aware of, in particular, those of the so-called “Sudeten Germans”. Previously, I’ve worked...

CATHERINE THE GREAT AND HER GREAT MISTAKE

The recent screening of the TV series Catherine the Great has left me a little bit disappointed. Helen Mirren is, of course, a fantastic actress, but there would have been so much more to say about the Russian Empress. A while ago, I wrote a blog about Catherine the...

WORKING WITH THE PAST

If I had to choose the most interesting project of 2018, I would struggle to decide. Every document has allowed me a unique glimpse into a time that has long passed, something I may have touched upon in a history lesson, a film, a book. What those times really meant...

DECIPHERING VOICES FROM THE PAST

It all began in the 70s, with my primary school teacher whose methods of teaching would have led to her instant dismissal if Ofsted had existed in Germany back then. Not only did she smack our hands with a stick for any misdemeanour, she also taught us the old German...