United Kingdom
Kirkburton

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  • Day4

    Paxman training to learn how to train

    January 8, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    Have been in the training session from 8:30 am til 6 pm when we will all go for dinner with Richard Paxman and the training staff. Maintenance training will continue tomorrow then technical training Thursday and Friday. It turns out I’m pretty good at providing clear instructions. Let’s hope when they test us on Wednesday when we do a complete presentation , it will be just as good.Read more

    Vic Rempel

    You’re the best!

    1/9/19Reply
     
  • Day5

    Final training the trainer day

    January 9, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌙 2 °C

    After learning each module of the training course today we had to put it altogether and present an hour-long session which was to include the history of the company, description of the Machine, cap sizes, fitting of the caps and hair care for the patient as well as basic maintenance. Having had a meager 15 minutes to put together this speech, it was a challenge to get ‘er done. Managed it but was encouraged to ask the audience more questions. Again had only a half hour lunch break during which to fine tune the final speech then had to present one on one with the Director. Aced it. Went to a restaurant called Pax Burger with a staff member and Rafael from California and Linda. This place is owned by Richard Paxman’s cousin. Beautiful burger (ordered it with lettuce instead of the bun) and four onion rings that Linda I and I shared. Of course while in England, one must have gin so here’s a photo of the raspberry gin slushy thing. Yummy!Read more

  • Day7

    Final day in Huddersfield

    January 11, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    Checked out of our hotel right after breakfast. Have enjoyed the warm croissants with Nutella every day. I will however be glad to be home with familiar and healthier food. Received our train tickets from Richard P who, when he heard we were travelling by coach (bus) got on his phone app and reserved train tickets. Apparently tickets purchased on the app are cheaper than on the website. The best price we had seen for train tickets was £100 per person. He got £55 tickets.

    Another day of training for Linda and the rest. Our Spanish compatriots left at noon to catch their flight in Manchester so that allowed Linda and Hristo from Bulgaria and Artur from Poland more hands-on time. They will write a multiple-choice test to certify that they are capable to repair Paxman technology.

    All the while I have opportunity to knit and stay up to date with the company emails and messages from home.

    Had a tour of their workroom, probably only as big as our home’s main floor. They outsource certain parts and components and build the machines here.

    We took an Uber to Wakefield Westgate train station ad the express train back to London. Glad to be on the way home.
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  • Day19

    Castle Hill Morning

    July 10, 2020 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Kept up until 3.30am by idiots 😠 but still nice to have a room with a view in the morning 😍

    Simon Brace

    Gypsies have arrived at castle Hill 😱

    7/10/20Reply
    Lucy Wignall

    🤣 🤣 We're Bloomin everywhere these days!

    7/10/20Reply
    Lynn Ford

    Lovely view x

    7/12/20Reply
     

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