I’m Kate Katharina Ferguson. I have an odd-sounding name because my parents had a disagreement after I was born over which version; the English or the German to call me. So they chose both. People at school used to call me “Kate Squared” but when you think about it, it’s better than “Kate the Square.”
I grew up in Ireland but now live in Berlin where I work as a journalist and translator, mostly at Germany’s international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle. I also write and translate on a freelance basis. Get in touch if you think I can help you with something.
One thing you should know if you’re new to the blog is that “LSB” stands for “Long-Suffering Boyfriend.”
Also, “Frau B” is a friend of mine. She’s 98 and I visit her every week. We drink coffee and exchange gossip. Sometimes she tells me stories about Berlin as she has experienced it: destroyed, divided and reunified. We’re nearly 70 years apart but that doesn’t stop us from being besties.
If you’d like to get in touch, please e-mail me at katekatharina-AT-gmail-DOT-com.
If you would like to send me something by post, you can do so at the following address:
Postfach 12 01 32, 10591 Berlin