First!

12 Dec

Hi there. I’m testing out the new blog – this is where CCK’s team will be spreading their own brand of love – with reviews, news, information… everything kinky, really. And involving cake.

slice of chocolate cake on a white plate, partially eaten. Spoon lying next to cake. A cup of tea in the background.

Look, cake. Also tea.

Alana and Sonia have been busy bees recently, organising CCK to make it bigger and better than ever – and one of the first was to take on a new team of lovely people. Some of them you’ll have already met if you made it to the social last friday. Others you’ll get to know through this blog, or as your personal shopper.

Last friday, the final member of the team started, and we had our first staff training day. There will be more pictures later, taken by the lovely Kiera, who is one of our customer care kinksters as well as a photographer – any of the pictures in this post were taken with my ageing phone, so they’re not brilliant.

For some of us – me included – it was the first time we’d met some team members, for others it was the first time we’d all been in the one room; the first order of the day was getting to know each other over the obligatory cake and coffee (or tea – I know, I know, I work for CCK, I should like coffee).

Woman in foreground is smiling at the camera, in background another woman is fiddling with her camera. There are several pieces of paper stuck to the wall behind them

Hello, Alana. And Kiera.

We talked about how we’d come to work for CCK, how much we loved it, our memories of the Endell Street shop – it was more like a gathering of friends than collegues meeting for the first time.

Obviously, it being a training day, there was training – mostly in using the IT Dave has been setting up.

A man with long hair and a beard is talking to a room of people.

That’s Dave. He’s nice and knows about computers – which is a blessing. Here is is demonstrating the classic big-fish-little-fish-cardboard-box dance that is done while waiting for your laptop to work out the office wireless network is not evil.

Sonia, being, well, the Boss Lady and In Charge of All Things, led us on a few team building exercises – involving the building of a tower from dry spaghetti, paper and sellotape. I deny all allegations that my team blu-tacked their tower to the lightshade to get it to stay up.

small groups of people stand around long tables

a woman applaudes as the people around the table build a flimsy tower out of rolled-up paper

hands bulding a tripod-type tower out of paper and packing tape

It all got quite heated, really (too many doms). But there was chocolate and we all got a marshmallow. It doesn’t take much to keep a bunch of kinksters happy.

The final task of the day was to have our photos taken. They’ll be up soon enough – you can see one of them here, on our newsletter. But here are some of us – at least the ones you’ll get to know as customer care kinksters and the gobby ones all over twitter and facebook.

A group of people, 5 women and two men, sit on a sofa together.

Hello, world.

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