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Deborah Klaassen
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A dialogue to avoid
My colleague bursts into the room with the news that another colleague will have her 21st birthday soon. "She's so young!" I lean back in my chair and think of when I was that age. "Incredible, isn't it, that we used to feel stressed already at that age." T...
My colleague bursts into the room with the news that another colleague will have her 21st birthday soon. "She's so young!" I lean back in my chair and think of when I was that age. "Incredible, isn't it, that we used to feel ...
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Having moved to Amsterdam almost a year ago...
I've moved home 14 times, ten of which were in London. I've had my share of difficult, argumentative and even nasty neighbours, some of whom were the reason for moving on. Other reasons included love, work and the availabilit...
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Snapshots of Alma

Her first job was stacking shelves at ASDA. 
She used to come home and tell us that we could save 25p if we bought a large pack of Tetleys at her branche instead of at Tesco’s.

When she started as a receptionist at Quorn, she became a vegetarian. 
“It’s so much healthier not to eat meat,” she kept telling us. “And think of all the animals!”
She lost that job – and her appetite for veggie food – when she had a go at her manager over his ham sandwich. 

Next, she became a copywriter for a bank. She had to write about loans and mortgages. 
“The average working person in London has to save for 11 years for a sufficient mortgage deposit,” she wrote. 
But she didn’t let this get her down, and after only five years, she bought her first home. 

Nowadays, she works for a debt-collecting agency. 

Oh Alma, whatever has become of you?
Her first job was stacking shelves at ASDA. She used to come home and tell us that we could save 25p if we bought a large pack of Tetleys at her branche instead of at Tesco’s. When she started as a receptionist at Quorn,...
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So true!
 
Styles and technology sure have changed over the years...

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Not asian enough LOL
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Want to know my prediction for the future, based on blogging, twitter, G+ and now Vine?
It takes about 6 secs to vote for my workshop at Digital Shoreditch.
Vote now! 
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A typically dreary morning in Amsterdam. Builders are looking for shelter under their scaffolding as Debbie cycles past, looking like she’s just taken part in a wet t-shirt contest.
Builders: Hallo!
Debbie (cheerful): Morning!
Builder: Rain’s looking good…
A typically dreary morning in Amsterdam. Builders are looking for shelter under their scaffolding as Debbie cycles past, looking like she’s just taken part in a wet t-shirt contest. Builders: Hallo! Debbie (cheerful): Morn...
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Amsterdam, the city centre is sunny as I cycle home from work. A father overtakes me. The little girl on the back of his bike wears flowers in her hair and waves a twig at me. “I’ve got a magic wand,” she says, “and I’m tur...
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Hear, hear, I've written a fairy tale!
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So proud! The Urban Gardening Guide I wrote for LoveTheGarden is out, both in print and online! 
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You should be proud! :-)
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The Government continues to defy scientific, public and political opinion with its plans to slaughter England's badgers in a misjudged attempt to control the spread of TB in cows. Let's make this one petition it can't ignore! Please sign and share share share! http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/38257
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Happy International Mother Language Day! 
How do you say "hurrah" in your native tongue?
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hurá :)
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London
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Leiden - Cardiff - London - Amsterdam
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Author of 'Bek dicht en dooreten!' (which is Dutch for 'Shut up and eat!')
Introduction
Deborah writes novels, short stories, essays, letters, tweets and blog posts. 

Publications
  • Horror novel: Bek dicht en dooreten! ("Shut up and eat!"), Prometheus, October 2010
  • Short Story: How to make a Zombie, in: Still, Negative Press London, September 2012

Four Fun Facts about Deborah

1. She can lick her own elbow.

2. Without her blog http://debbiedoeslondon.blogspot.com, the colour of her career would be Job Centre Plus green.

3. She's a vegetarian.

4. The word "academoholic" was made to describe Deborah. She's got two MA's (Philosophy of European Languages and Culture at Leiden University & Creative Writing at Brunel University) and is plotting to do a PhD.

Education
  • Brunel University
    Creative Writing, 2008 - 2009
  • Leiden University
    Philosophy, 2002 - 2008
  • Stedelijk Gymnasium Leiden
    1996 - 2002
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