Thursday, 13 October 2005

Yay me!!

Hi everyone

I'm feeling pretty good about myself in a mo!!  This all stems from the team day, which as you know was today so I thought I'd post an entry  to tell you about it (and bore you rigid no doubt!) before I forget something.............I won't tell you all of it!!

First off we had it at Padbrook Park, which was opened by Joss Stone at some point this year (I know that coz I heard it on the local radio at the time ;-)  www.padbrookpark.co.uk if your interested!!  Especially those golfers out there!!  Mind you if you do go I don't reccommend getting an alcholic drink there, apparently it's like £2 something for a half!!  So I was told.................But £15 for a 3 course meal which isn't bad........apparently, I'm not very knowledgeable in those aspects!!

Anyway the first exercise we did was bingo, you had to go round the room ticking off things when you asked people questions.  For some reason everyone kept asking me if I sing in the bath or shower??!!  Do I look like the type of person who does that!!  When I looked at the list I thought immediately of listen to music, coz I walk to work listening to my walkman, obviously their minds don't think like that!!  Anyway of course I answered yes!!  Don't we all ;-)  I managed to get two full lines, trouble was we couldn't find anyone who could wiggle their ears.  Pauline said she could if she held them LOL...............

Next was a horse race.  We had to work in teams to find out the order of the horse race.  The team I was in finished within 15 mins and the bloke doing the course was well impressed!!  If only he knew!!  Katherine had done the thingy before so she knew the basic formula and we just followed her leadership which worked :-)  Nearly started an argument with another team.............sad losers.........LOL............

After a break for danish and tea :-)  the squiggly square exercise came up!!  Don't get too excited, it wasn't as great as it sounded!!  Basically he had four shapes, a green circle, a blue square, a (supposed to be yellow but it didn't show up) orange squiggle and a red triangle.  We had to go and stand in the corner of the room which corresponded to the shape we thought we were most like.  I was torn between the circle and the squiggle, but i went with the circle.  He then read out what it meant.  Apparently circles motto is 'don't worry be happy' I'd go along with that.  The reason I was torn between them is because squiggles are creative ones!!  That explained a lot :-)  It was good coz our little team were all split into different sections which shows we must work well together!!  Pauline was a blue square, Mary was a squiggle and I was a circle!!

Later we had to build a crazy golf run.  Spilt into 5 teams we all had to build different parts of this run.  All we had to build them was cardboard, string, sellotape, paperclips, you get the idea!!  Luckily our team had the end of the run.  A straight line and something to catch the ball in!!  The others had the difficult bit.  We finished ours pretty quickly and it worked and was the right lenght etc.  So we started decorating it with foxes wrappers and saying it was sponsored by them LOL............Then J (manager) decided to come up with the idea of writing something on the side.  She'd already added a little flag at the end with the word 'yippee' on it!!  So on one side they wrote Julian's Patented Ball Track (he's the boss!) and one the other side 'Julian's Balls R Best!!' LOL............When they put all the finished bits together it worked and the blokie was well impressed :-)

(this is turning into a long entry I do apologise!!) We had lunch which was either roast lamb or fish and chips followed by mousse or chocolate fudge cake.............mmmmmmmmmmm..........when all we expected was sandwiches!!  We had to write 3 things which we thought described us best at work, then stick this to our backs and people could tick the ones they agree with or write something postive.  The term for this was 'positive stroking' apparently!!   A good giggle was had at that ;-)  I was told I was patient so I wrote the following three things - Patience, Sense of Humour (all 3 of the team I'm in wrote that one day :-)  Pauline added Warped to hers LOL), and Good Listener.  Went round the room, came back and read what they'd written.  I had 13 ticks for patient, 11 for SofH, and GL.  People had also added Helpful, Loyal, Calm, Thoughtful (which the boss added, totally agree with that!!), Very good listener.  All very positive but the one I felt the best about and still do, under sense of humour someone's written 'quietly commical' I LIKE THAT!!  Thinking about it now it could be taken in a nasty way but I'm not gonna think like that no more!!  I reckon it's coming from all the comeidians I've been watching lately.......................

Still I've come away from the day thinking I'm a really good worker and they are LUCKY to have me, big headed too LOL......... Seriously I do feel good about myself and that's good isn't it?  It won't last but never mind.................

Take care everyone and I do apologise if I've bored you all!

  Watch out for those penguins!!

Jen xx

12 comments:

wobblymoo said...

Sounds like a great day, those things are really good for team building

shadp said...

Fascinating stuff - and it seems to me that you have every right to feel good about yourself! You're obviously a highly valued team player - and the others recognise that. And yes, they are lucky to have you there! Glad it went well. As for that lunch they gave you - mmmmmm! That alone would have made the day worthwhile for me, lol!

David.

jeadie05 said...

I thought you might enjoy it ,good! its certainly done lots for your self esteem which is very good,you sound as though you are a valued member of the team ,which is some thing we all knew here any way .welldone     Jan xx

rachealcarol said...

They pay you for having fun, I like that.  I bet there was lots of giggling going on.........I'm sat here wondering what corner I'd go to lolol.

Not boring at all Jen, I loved reading about it. Rache xx

jeanno43 said...

It all sounds a lot of fun and you certainly weren't bored!

sarajanesmiles said...

I would have been a squiggle ;o)
It sounds like you had a fun day m'dear, good for you.  
Isn't it nice to find out that others think highly of you, and I'm glad you're feeling good about yourself because of all those lovely comments, you should be :o) :o) :o)
Sara   x   <-- sings in the bath, terribly!

woodsey2 said...

Sounds like you all had lots of fun,  great getting paid for it too :)

Jo xxx

scribbler1959 said...

Well done you - clearly you are a valued member of your team and much appreciated by everybody.  Sounds like you had a fun day and reading about it is not a bit boring! ("not a bit" should be in bold caps and underlined and flashing on and off.)
Phil

labdancer51 said...

You should always think you are a good worker Jen.  When I was made redundant last January I had to have these mock interview thingies, all very PC and boring.  We were told to always let a future employer know that He sould be lucky to employ ME........  I do not have a job yet..lol!   ;-)

Sandra xxxx

irisclyde said...

Oh good, I'm glad you had a good time. I'm sure you're a brilliant worker! I think I'm going to be near you next week, you're in Devon, aren't you?
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icklemisssexpot said...

Now that sounds like a great fun day learning about team work and yourself :o)  Am still laffing at the sign you put on the crazy golf <ggg>    Caff xxx

tillysweetchops said...

Hello Jen,
I have to say what with all these "team" days, you are a prime candidate for a stint on Taransay (bet you'd like Ben Fogle!) or how about "Survivor" and if you were to dreg the bottom of it - Big Brother. I'm chuckling already. Get your audition tape done now! But bear in mind it will be broadcast to the nation so put those buttocks away NOW!
Tilly x
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