Wednesday, 30 March 2011

The suspense is killing me!!!

We have had some real ups and downs at work in the last week and a bit. We have had some bad news that has turned into REALLY EXCITING GOOD news........ I have to wait to have it all confirmed before we tell the world! I know this is annoying for you, but it will be worth the wait! I am so excited about this I couldn't sleep last night!

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Wind up those clocks!

Did you all remember to change your clocks? Here at KC INKS all but one of us did.... we phoned Tommy at 9.15 and made him panic! Poor Tommy was full of the cold all weekend and never gave it a thought, luckily he is feeling better now - I say lucky because we all spent the day teasing him! Apart from Tommy (!) we are all on the ball and ready to leap into action and take your orders, place your orders and look for them in the post the very next day! We really are as quick as that!

Friday, 25 March 2011

Twin Packs!

We now have some twin packs in stock, we started getting them about two months ago but the supply has been a bit hit and miss so we decided to wait until it had calmed down before we told everyone we had them! It would have been awful if I had told everyone and then when you tried to order there weren't any!
We have Canon PG-40+CL41 £34.74. So you are saving nearly £5! PG-40 is £18.24 and CL-41 is £21.34. Of course we also have the refilled cartridges as well, here is a link to our website so you can have a look

HP also has a twin pack for HP350+HP351 £23.15. Saving a massive £7.81!!! HP350 £14.34 and HP351 £16.62. We also have the XL cartridges and of course the refilled cartridges as well here is a link I hope this is helpful!

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Things to make us happy!

I can't tell you how happy it makes us all here at KC Inks to get feed back (bad and good, but hopefully good!) So when we get an email like this one it makes our day! Here is what a lovely customer had to say.
I recently bought an HP printer and went to your site to see if you stocked the relevant inks. I found that you do. Now here is the good part! Before I could order them my printer ran out of ink so I ordered them around 5pm. I was amazed and truly grateful when the order turned up the following morning.
Thank you so much for your amazing service. I look forward to many years happy trading with you and I'll pass on your company details to my daughters and encourage them to use you too.
We really do try very hard to give the best service we possibly can!

Monday, 21 March 2011

Our first BIG test...

If only the road ahead was as straight and clear as this one! We have had our first BIG TEST. I know you all think that surely it is the second one after all I wrote about a hiccup with Ginger just the other day.... Ginger can be mended! The tour company that we had booked the trip with have just cancelled! So we were faced with a decision to either give up or get on with it and organise it ourselves. Well we are not ones for giving up so we have started with the preparations! I am feeling a little daunted because now I have to plan routes, find hotels etc as well as organising all fund raising side! At least we have a bit of time between now and July, it will fly past though! We also have a charity blog page on our website now there is not much up there yet (yes it is another thing for yours truly) I will be posting all sorts of things on there in the coming weeks. Here's a link Let me know what you think!

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I thought I would go with a not so typical picture - it is from Cheltenham Festival! Four days of racing and hopefully good weather. With Danny in New Zealand we are not following as closely as we normally would be (he is John's son and a jockey in case you didn't know) The rivalry between who wins the most between English and Irish trainers is legendary at Cheltenham, so far this year Ireland are in the lead....

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Introducing Ginger and our first hiccup...

I thought it was about time to introduce you to the most important(!) part of our team, meet GINGER! She is a 1974 MK1 Ford Granada and is John's pride and joy. She came into John's life last spring and he has lavished much love and car polish on her, he polishes the top and I do the bottom bits that he can't manage! And yes it is the same car that was in the Sweeney, we get lots of comments about that! Alas though we have had our first hiccup. We decided to put a new engine in Ginger and went to pick her up last Saturday. John was very excited, he hadn't even SEEN his car for a couple of months! We stopped to fill up with petrol and just as we started again we had an enormous backfire which managed to blow the exhaust apart at the seams! Luckily we were two seconds from the garage so it was straight back in, sounding like a tank! The engine seemed to be running fine but there must have been a reason for a buildup to cause such a big backfire so she is staying in the garage to find out the problem. Ah well thats old cars for you! Have a look at our charity page to find out why I am telling you about an old car!

Thursday, 10 March 2011

This week I have needed the matchsticks....

I am very sorry for the complete lack of any sort of communication via social media this week. I have not been slacking honestly! In fact the complete opposite, we have been working very hard on the website. The bad thing is that it is all "behind the scenes" work so you can't see what we've been doing.... but we have done a LOT!

I took a picture of my computer screen just to prove I am not making it up! This is a peek at what the back of the website looks like, we have been adding links onto each and every page on the website - every single cartridge and printer!
It is very boring repetitive work, we started last Sunday and have been coming into work early everyday since as well, this morning I was here before the car park opened! Luckily I didn't have to wait long. We are about half way through, roll on the weekend! Next week will be fun as well it is STOCK TAKE!!

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

We have just pressed the button and sent out our latest email about our BIG ADVENTURE in July! One thing that I think is very important to point out is that the actual journey has been paid for by ourselves. All the money you donate will be divided equally between Spinal Research and The RFU Injured Players Foundation. And of course if you have received your email you will know about the exciting prize draw we have put together! A YEARS FREE INK!!!! Now you can't get better than that! So get going and fingers crossed you are the lucky winner!
Here are the links to our Just Giving pages I know the links look the same but they are to different pages, one for each charity. Also here is the link to the charity blog page on our website I know it is a long way from July but there will be plenty of background work going on before then!

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Happy St Davids day!

Happy St Davids Day! And what a glorious spring day it is to celebrate it! Beautiful blue skies with hardly a cloud in sight! Of course with us being in the Lake District we are famous for our daffodils too (thanks to the poet William Wordsworth) we even have daffodil watch on the local news! Hope you are having a lovely day that feels like the beginning of Spring!