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Deborah Klaassen
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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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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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Does voting mean clicking at the Support This button?
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Second screen has become second nature?
Wait till you see this... wrist watch as second screen to your smartphone!
 
Why you'll be wearing a wristwatch again by this time next year.

People don't wear wristwatches like they used to. And the reason is clear: Since everybody's got a mobile phone, and the phone tells the time, a watch is unnecessary.

But the mobile phone has always been an insatiably greedy platform -- it needs more features, more power, more convenience and, above all, more pixels.

Get used to the idea of the big platform companies selling or supporting wristwatches that serve as additional screens for and controllers of the phones in our pockets. I believe that Apple and Google will do so, and a large number of small companies -- including Pebble (which shipped it's long-awaited smart watch today).

Five strong trends are all converging to make smartphone wristwatches a near certainty. Here are those trends:

http://www.datamation.com/mobile-wireless/5-tech-trends-that-will-bring-back-the-wristwatch-1.html
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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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