Thursday, 4 August 2011
We were setting off on the same day as the Silverstone Grand Prix, luckily for all the Formula 1 fans we had time to watch it before the Drivers Briefing at 2.30pm. It was definately getting difficult to sit still after a while - knowing we were going to be driving all night and just not being able to wait to find out where we were going!!!!
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
We had a lovely lunch and got to meet up with people that you only ever email or talk to on the phone, so it really was great! There are some other injured players who you only ever see at Twickenham because we are all from different parts of the country and only ever meet up on match days!
We watched some awesome rugby, we were supporting Esher who got all the way to the final only to be beated 12-19 by Samurai. Pictured above are Brazil and Durham University, Brazil won that match! Afterwards we took the banners off the car and were waved off, ready to prepare for the excitement the following day - and boy was it exciting!!!!!
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Every year The Bay organise a cruise on Windermere for all the businesses who are associated with them. So last Thursday evening we went to Lakeside (the south end of the lake) to board the steamer!
It was a cloudy evening with a few spots of rain, a typical Cumbrian summer day in other words!
The Mallard - the little car ferry that runs from Bowness-On-Windermere to the Sawry side of the lake so you don't have to spend hours driving round. The ferry is on chains connected to each side that pull it backwards and forwards, the only problem is if there is too much water in the lake (if it rains to much!) the ferry can't run!!!
Catching the last of the sunshine looking towards Great Langdale, very beautiful!
Going back past Bowness looking back towards the north end of the lake. We had a lovely time despite not being the life and soul of the party! John and I were still struggling from a lack of sleep and the gentle rocking of the boat really made it difficult to keep our eyes open! At one point we were propping each other up hoping no one noticed our lack of conversation! Not to worry we are nearly back to normal now - it was worth it!!!
Thursday, 21 July 2011
We have made it! What an amazing week we have had, you will have to forgive me, I know I promised to keep you updated but it was the most full on experience of our lives! I have masses of photos and stories to tell but I really need to catch up on some sleep first! So watch this space over the next few days and get ready to see the most amazing cars (and people!)
Friday, 8 July 2011
Friday, 1 July 2011
Thursday, 30 June 2011
The check list is impressive;
- Driving Licenses - we are still waiting for John's new photo one - but not panicking yet...
- Insurance documents
- Car log book
- MOT certificate - got a nice new one!
- Medical insurance card
- Breakdown cover
- Roadmaps of Europe
- Sat Nav
- Headlight adapters
- Warning triangle
- Fluorescent jacket
- Spare bulb kit
- First Aid kit
- Fire Extinguisher
- Tool kit
- Crash Helmet for track day
- Red Bull and Buzz Gum!!!
- Tyre weld or mini spare
- Spanner/socket set
- cable ties
- gaffer tape
- petrol can (with petrol in it!)
- spare fuses
- wheel brace and jack
- hose clips
- cooland hose repair kit
- coil of stout wire (to tie your exhaust on with when it falls off!)
We are taking EVERYTHING on both lists as well as some extras - oh the joy of an enormous boot!
- Haynes manual - bible for how to mend car!
- tow rope
- extra oil (special stuff for our old girl)
- pillow - for sleepy heads in the middle of night drive
- spare parts - hoses, spark plugs, etc
- mobile phone - for when we break down in the middle of the night/on top of a mountain!
- laptop - to keep you up to date
- Sports mix sweeties
- A big bag of GOOD LUCK
You may recognize the picture, it is the one we used on our website here. The picture was taken last year by the signpost that said "L'Alpe Du Grand Serre" (the start of the REALLY BIG MOUNTAINS in the Alps. Thats why John is looking excited and a little scared!
Thursday, 16 June 2011
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
- You email us the image you want.
- You tell us the size you would like.
- We print the image onto canvas.
- We frame the canvas.
- And we put it in the post to you!
The only things you have to worry about is making sure the subject in the picture is not too close to the edge, as the framing involves wrapping the canvas around the bars, we don't want to chop the top of your head off!!!
The canvas pictures have been very popular (especially in the run up to Christmas) they are also very popular for birthdays. We have also done christenings and this morning framed a picture celebrating cycling from John O'Groats to Lands End! Anything to do with sporting achievements is also popular, we have done pictures of everything from cross country running, equestrian to ballet! Have a look and see what you would like done! You can find out more information by going to our website http://www.kc-inks.co.uk/PHOTO_CANVAS_PRINTING/PHOTO_CANVAS_PRINTING/
This is so new we haven't even got a button on the front page - but it is so exciting I just couldn't wait to tell you!
Friday, 10 June 2011
We have been targeting certain key phrases they are:
I know that this doesn't make a huge difference to you dear customer (because you are already here!) but it will do a lot to get our name out there to new customers. And we are really excited about that!
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
We have had a very long wait for these compatible cartridges! The problem was the chip - manufacturing by hand worked perfectly, it was just mass producing them that caused a few headaches, it has all been worked out now, but that's what the delay was! You can find T1295 here http://www.kc-inks.co.uk/Inkjet_Cartridges/Epson_T1295_Compatible_Multipack_Free_UK_Delivery_on_all_orders_–_Prices_include_VAT/ Don't forget you can pre order these cartridges now but they won't be posted until 20th June! Of course we always have the genuine cartridges in stock if you just can't wait! http://www.kc-inks.co.uk/index.php?p=catalog&mode=search&search_in=all&search_str=t128 http://www.kc-inks.co.uk/index.php?p=catalog&mode=search&search_in=all&search_str=t129
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Kodak 30 Colour is a tri colour cartridge with cyan, magenta and yellow ink. Yield is 390 pages. http://www.kc-inks.co.uk/Inkjet_Cartridges/Kodak_30_Colour_genuine_8898033/
And finally the black and colour twin pack! Priced at £23.48, the yields are 335 pages for the black and 390 for the colour. http://www.kc-inks.co.uk/Inkjet_Cartridges/Kodak_30_Combo_Pack._Black_Colour_8039745/
Friday, 20 May 2011
Thursday, 19 May 2011
- You don't have to be registered any more - you can log in as a guest and shop!
- One page checkout - this is a BIG ONE. No more jumping through hoops - one page and you are done!
- You can review the cartridges, and read other customers reviews too!
- You can look at your previous orders, making it much easier if you can't think of your cartridge number!
- ONE THING HASN'T CHANGED - YOU STILL GET THE SAME SAVINGS, GREAT PRICES AND PERSONAL SERVICE!!!
So have a look and see if we have succeeded in making things a little easier for you! http://www.kc-inks.co.uk/
Wednesday, 18 May 2011
We have finally managed to source some Epson cleaning cartridges for the T0715 range! They are very easy to use, you just take out the normal cartridge and put the cleaning cartridge into the same slot and set the printer on a cleaning/maintainence cycle. Instead of your ink levels going down, the flush in the cartridge is cleaning your print head! Of course you will only need a cleaning cartridge if you have a nozzle blocked or you feel like the printer needs a good clean. Here's the link to our page http://www.kc-inks.co.uk/Inkjet_Cartridges/Epson_T0711_T0714_Printer_Cleaning_Cartridges/
Friday, 6 May 2011
This is a heads up for some news that we have been expecting for the last few weeks and is now happening. We have been notified by our suppliers that certain HP cartridges are now running low on stock as a result of the tragic earthquake and subsequent events in Japan. Unfortunately there is nothing we can do about it. The cartridges are HP350 (Standard and XL size), HP300 Black and Colour (Standard and XL sizes), HP338 Twin Packs, HP343 Twin Packs, and all HP363 Black (Standard and XL size), Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Light Cyan and Light Magenta. As I have said there is nothing we can do - I know it is a real inconvenience but spare a thought for the people in Japan, for example 15 people were injured in the Canon factory alone. I don't have information on the other brands at this time but considering that most of them are Japanese there will almost certainly be more shortages. So if you use any of these cartridges stock up now - we simply don't know when we will be getting more - we do have stocks of all the above cartridges so if you want them get them now! Don't worry you will be the first to know when we do eventually get them back in stock!
Thursday, 28 April 2011
We have been trying to get compatible cartridges for the new Epson cartridges that came out before Christmas for some time now. Unfortunatly we still can't get them. Our suppliers have told us that the problem is with the chip on the cartridge. The difficulty is that the chip can be manufactured by hand but not mass produced and that is what is causing the hold up. More bad news is that they have no idea when the compatible cartridges will be ready - it could be next week if someone has a EUREKA! moment or two months if nobody has that lightbulb moment. On the plus side we do have the full range of the new genuine cartridges here are the links http://www.kc-inks.co.uk/products/Epson_T1281_Black_Genuine-1564-0.html http://www.kc-inks.co.uk/products/Epson_T1291_Black_High_Capacity_Genuine-1569-0.html http://www.kc-inks.co.uk/products/Epson_T1301_Black_Extra_High_Capacity_Genuine_C13T13014010-1594-0.html http://www.kc-inks.co.uk/products/A_THREE_PACK_OF_Epson_T1302_T1303_T1304_C_M_Y_Extra_High_Capacity_Genuine_T1306-1598-0.html The cartridges are T1281 (Black), T1282 (Cyan), T1283 (Magenta), T1284 (Yellow) and T1285 (Quad Pack). T1291 (Black), T1292 (Cyan), T1293 (Magenta), T1294 (Yellow) and T1295 (Quad Pack). T1301 (Black), T1302 (Cyan), T1303 (Magenta), T1304 (Yellow) and T1306 (Colour Triple Pack). I will keep you updated, as soon as I hear anything I will let you know - hopefully it will be soon!
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
- Inlet Manifold
- New Gaskets
- Sump Plug
- Core Plug - this was the worst!
- Oil Change
- New Oil Filter
- Steering Wheel - we had it changed to a racing wheel last year because John couldn't get his knees under the original one - he is tall! The garage put the new one on squint so we straightened it!
- New Air Filter
- Changed the Points to an Electronic Ignition
- New Distributor Cap
- New HT Leads
- New Spark Plugs
- New Coil
- New Alloy Wheels and Tyres
- New Chrome Rocker Covers
- New Chrome K and N Air Filter (John is very excited about this - I don't know why?)
The finished engine!!! Lots of chrome that I now have to polish. As you can see I haven't done it yet! The only thing left to do is the spacing on the tappets and to take the car for a test drive to make sure everything works. Wish us luck!
I don't know what John is doing - maybe he is inspecting our work! John is intent on growing some serious seventies side burns to match his seventies car. As long as he doesn't grow an afro and wear a tank top and bell bottoms I can just about cope!
The engine in bits, the light you see is Dad's it is amazingly bright and you can stick it under the bonnet or on the side of the engine so your hands are free, I am definately going to get one!
This is the hole where the sump plug goes, it is very important as it keeps all the oil in the engine. We took it out to change the oil and the thread on the engine block was completely stripped so we couldn't put the sump plug back in. This was serious and could have scuppered everything - the annoying thing was that we actually had another sump but couldn't take the engine out of the car to change it - we didn't have the lifting equipment. We tried thread sealer but it didn't work. I then spent the day running around all the garages, tool shops and even tractor dealerships in Kendal (and may I add that everyone I talked to was extremely helpful - people in Kendal are lovely!) I eventually found what I was looking for - a heli coil or rethreader. So that was another hurdle overcome!
This is the engine with most of the top of it. We have removed the air intake and the rocker covers. Listen to me talking as if I know all about engines! I knew not much at all before last week but I really have learnt a lot!
Thats my Dad's hand, that is where the core plug is, it is on a difficult angle. It was one of those jobs that if the engine was out of the car or up on ramps it would have been a five minute job instead of an all day job! We won in the end though!