During the past month we returned to Cambridge, Moreton-in-Marsh and Oxford visiting family and friends.
We remained in England for the winter to attend a training course week for the Caravan Club, based at Lingfield Park. As we started part way through the season last year, we are having to attend the course at the beginning of 2016.
It was very well organised with pitches made available in the stable yard, with access to a heated shower block. The staff couldn’t have been more helpful and the food provided was delicious.
During the week we were separated into smaller groups and covered topics such as legionella control, first aid training, health and safety on site and data protection.
They also took us on a tour of the head office (refreshing to see they’ve not sunk copious amounts of funds into the corporate headquarters, preferring to spend it on the sites instead) and gave us advice on the pension scheme.
One session was discussing how people’s perceptions of an incident often become reality. We all completed a psychometric test and it was very enlightening! The main aim was to be aware how different personalities react in certain situations and how to benefit from them.
The week was great as it was lovely to meet enthusiastic people again. Not many people understand the way we live (and why should they?) so it is good for us to meet like-minded people who are not jaded by actually doing the job yet!
Part way through the week, the newly promoted wardens arrived to complete their training. During the winter we’ve met some lovely people on the network (newly promoted wardens amongst them) so we’re really excited about the coming season.