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DadTalk home 9 years 7 months ago #5829

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For those who haven't seen where the DadTalk offices are based, check out here , this programme features Moggerhanger Park where we are based.

It also features Ray Lewis one of the founders of Dadtalk.

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Re: dadTalk home 9 years 7 months ago #5837

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Oh, cool. One of the buzzy things flying around above you could be me :lol:

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Re: dadTalk home 9 years 7 months ago #5839

actd - don't tell me you use the small airfield just outside Sandy ?

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yep. :D

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Re: DadTalk home 9 years 7 months ago #5842

That's less than 5 mins drive from DadTalk towers - wow smallllll world :)

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Goonerplum wrote: That's less than 5 mins drive from DadTalk towers


Even quicker by air :lol:

Been flying from there for almost 10 years now. It is indeed a small world. :)

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Re: DadTalk home 9 years 7 months ago #5847

and about the same distance from my home in the other direction

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mags wrote: For those who haven't seen where the DadTalk offices are based, check out here , this programme features Moggerhanger Park where we are based.

It also features Ray Lewis one of the founders of Dadtalk.

Enjoy

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Watched this tonight on catch-up TV - I have to say that Ray surprised me, and that I much prefer Emma's approach. Ray's subject did seem to be a much more reluctant participant, but whether that was because that was his personality, or because he seemed to get little positive encouragement from Ray, I can't say, but Emma's approach seemed much more constructive and to see her subject get a job (and quite a good first job at that) was very uplifting.

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Goonerplum wrote: and about the same distance from my home in the other direction



Seems like you have the perfect job - I used not to worry about a long commute to work, either by car or motorbike, but I am now have a 15 minute commute (the closest I have ever been) - a 5 minute commute seems perfect :D

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Watched this tonight on catch-up TV - I have to say that Ray surprised me, and that I much prefer Emma's approach. Ray's subject did seem to be a much more reluctant participant, but whether that was because that was his personality, or because he seemed to get little positive encouragement from Ray, I can't say, but Emma's approach seemed much more constructive and to see her subject get a job (and quite a good first job at that) was very uplifting.


My thoughts were originally similar to yours actd but I then looked a bit deeper. I don't think Ray chose the toughest person for Emma. The guy who had been unemployed for 20 years would have been a much tougher challenge. I think Ray picked someone who he genuinely wanted to see helped and as it happened the kid only needed someone to give him some encouragement and help him - he appeared to be a changed kid.

The fact that they both now have jobs is great.

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I agree to some extent - Ray's subject seemed reluctant to try anything new and seemed to be looking for an excuse not to take the job that Ray had helped him to get, and now has a job driving, which was what he had been doing before when employed. It's good that they both have jobs, and I think Emma's subject has got a good future ahead of him - perhaps Ray's subject did take something away with him which he'll use in the future. Maybe there was a 'deal' beforehand that they'd chose subjects suited to the other's personality, rather than just trying to win the challenge.

I was just surprised by Ray's methods, perhaps I had different preconcieved ideas as to what one of the founders of Dadtalk would be like :D

Bottom line though, as you say, is that they both have jobs where they didn't before, and that's what really counts.

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