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We’re taking a longer break

Dear reader
A lot of new things are happening in my private and business life at the moment. Our office is moving close to the Dutch-German border at the beginning of the new year.
We’ll still be offering regular training sessions in and around the Oberberg area of the country. But we’ll also be offering training sessions in and around Heinsberg, in addition.
On top of that, I’m still offering my intensive language trips (I’ll be off to Malta in March). And more and more of my work will be done online.
Thank you for being a regular reader of my newsletter. I hope to be able to start it up again once I’ve got everything organised and have settled in well. But that can take a bit of time.
My very best wishes to you
Christine Burgmer | let’s talk business

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