29/12/07 00:17 Filed in: People
Whenever I'm out and about I try and get some good photos to add to this site. I also keep a lookout for other photography sites. I've recently had correspondence with John Morrison who also lives near Windermere. His website www.northpix.co.uk
has many fine pictures of Windermere and the surrounding area, like this atmospheric shot, looking north from Brantfell.
14/12/07 14:09 Filed in: Route
I've had a few emails asking my advice about doing the walk in December. Well last week was rather wet and the lake level high, which would lead to difficulties in one or two places. This week however has been cold and frosty with an inversion over the lake most mornings.
December therefore is a bit of a mixed bag but if you're looking for peace and quiet it' certainly a good time to walk. Just make sure you check Ferry and steamer times if you're planning to use them. If you've emailed me recently and not had a reply, sorry but one or two emails didn't have a proper return address. Anyone wanting more info just use our contact form.
10/12/07 16:32 Filed in: Personal
Konica have said they will collect he copier after all … subject to a site survey and at their cost. I'm waiting with (almost) bated breath.
03/12/07 17:35 Filed in: Personal
I try and keep this blog relevant to it’s core subject but sometimes there’s something I just have to get off my chest. Photocopiers for example. A few years ago we leased a copier from Konica. The machine was frankly rubbish. It made more noise than a steam engine and broke down frequently. As I was running a print business at the time this was more than inconvenient and in the end I just gave up and stored it in my garage where it resides to this day.
The lease has finally expired and the final payment been made and I assumed the copier would be collected. No such luck. I’ve had to call Konica several times and each time they promised to ‘get back back to me’. Finally today they did get back to me. “Yes, we’ll be happy to collect the machine”, the man said, “but we’re going to charge you £120 for the privilege”.
You do wonder what planet these people are on sometimes. It’s their machine, I never owned it, only leased it and now the nice people at Konica want £120 to recover their own property. I’ve told them in the nicest possible way, where to put their £120. Watch this space.