My name is Bettina Röhricht and I’m a freelance translator and coach. Originally from North Germany, I translate from English and Portuguese into German, specialising in politics, education, and the environment. As a coach, I help translators and others overcome internal barriers and be happier, more successful, freelancers.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, dancing, singing, and chilling with my cat. I’m also passionate about plant-based food (I help organise Lancaster’s monthly Vegan Feast), conservation and generally saving the planet.
We asked Bettina 5 ‘Just for Fun’ questions, here’s what she had to say……
1. What was the last book you read?
The last book I read was ‘Police at the station and they don’t look friendly’ a crime novel by Adrian McKinty set during the Troubles in Northern Ireland. It was a good read as it gave a real insight into what life what was like during that period and the daily challenges people faced.
2. Name your 3 all-time favourite TV shows/Boxsets
My absolute favourite show is a German crime series called “Tatort”.
But the ones people will be more familiar with are:
Scott and Bailey
Broken – a TV series which was based around a series of moral dilemmas. It was both depressing and uplifting.
Would I lie to you? A comical panel TV show which never fails to cheer me up when I am down.
(I know I’m only supposed to name three but I also quite like Flight of the Conchords!)
And I have to mention my guilty pleasure – Come Dine with Me.
3. If you could be anywhere else right now where would it be?
It has to be Hamburg- the place I have lived in for the longest. All my old friends are there and it is a city to which I always return.
It’s only a short journey away from Amrum, an island on the German North Sea Coast that I love to visit. It is a place that has still managed to avoid mass tourism and retain its original charm. It’s got a beautiful white sandy beach that’s so wide you can see it from space! Amrum has lots of wildlife, especially birds. And if you’re really lucky you might get to hear people speak Frisian – a rare treat for language lovers.
4. What would you do if you were invisible for one day?
I think it would freak me out a bit. Most likely I would spend my day playing pranks on people like putting random things in people’s trolleys at the supermarket or moving random things on people’s desks in the Hive (co-working space).
Oh, and going to the sauna without the need for a swimming costume.
5. Marmite- love it or hate it?
It may the wrong answer, but I could take it or leave it.
If you would like to find out more about Bettina and the work that she does, you can visit her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BettinaRoehricht/ or email Bettina at firstname.lastname@example.org
Next month we will meet Jo Lyon, Knowledge and Learning Curator for Forum for the Future….