Hello there!! Hope you are well and enjoying the amazing weather we have been having!! I’m very pleased to announce my summer children’s art class and workshop schedule for July & August 2018. My classes have been very popular with those who have attended over the past number of years and I am currently developing this side of my business to facilitate as many children of various age groups. I hope there will be something for everyone and have also organised a couple of visits to the Ulster Museum to teach the children a bit more about other artists and help them to appreciate the cultural world around them!
Many thanks again for your continued support and look forward to working with your little/ big ones over the summer… I’m sure you’ll have some masterpieces to hang in those empty spaces at home by September!! Many thanks Dawn x
Some years ago we purchased a Toyota Yaris from Charles Hurst. For some time afterwards we would receive periodic calls from Hurst’s enquiring how the “We Yaris” was behaving. A short time after purchase we had an issue where the memory stick would not work, the guy from service had a look at the stick pronouncing it was probably corrupt after blowing int it. Probably not a great idea to tell someone who fixed TV, Videos, Hi Fi’s and builds his own computers that his memory stick was corrupt. Anyway, after contacting Toyota within the showroom the problem was eventually sorted!!
I should also mention that a while back “The Wee Yaris” was subject of a recall due to an air bag issue and was given the once over. In that assessment the technician mentioned the tyres were crinkling, just like the skin does with aging.
Recently “The Wee Yaris” had a problem, a completely flat rear tyre. When inflated a hissing noise was heard which was traced to the valve stem. No problem I thought so I rang a downtown tyre depot. Despite decades of experience they could not tell me how much it would be for a valve stem but would probably be in the range of £25 to a hundred and something. Thought they should know and surmised a minimum of £25 was a bit steep.
Drove round to the national chain, who said ok, so I sat and waited. Guy comes in and escorts me to “The Wee Yaris” and points out the crinkling. Proclaims we need four new tires, I protest that Toyota were aware and that the car had passed its MOT a couple of months ago. To no avail the guy point blank refused to fit a valve stem.
Attempt number three at a nearby tyre depot! No problem take a seat. While waiting a technician comes in and speaks to another customer, you need something (I couldn’t hear) he said. Customer responds “it was through MOT 4 days ago”, technician sales ploy fail!
Some time afterwards the technician approaches, “The Wee Yaris” needs new tires. I repeat the Toyota, MOT comment, technician backs away proclaiming he would not be happy to drive on the tires. The other customer rolls his eyes when hearing the sales pitch. Anyway I leave with the new valve stem fitted and a remarkable bill of £4.
“The Wee Yaris” is rarely used and certainly not driven at speed, there is little wear on the tread given the low mileage on the car.
The point is!! I could have been considerably out of pocket as could another customer. The state says our cars are fit for use on our roads, yet the unwary could be spending so much more than they need to. Seems a visit to a tyre depot can cause unnecessary harm to your wallet.
The private parking firms have been described as the wild west of the industry, perhaps the tyre replacement industry can be described in similar terms. Or perhaps is it the motor car industry in general ?
Banks lane leading to Ballyholme beach needs a trim.
To whom it may concern, Banks lane needs attention. The hedge is now becoming seriously over grown and needs cutting. Even the double yellow lines are being obscured.
From past experience the path leading into Castle Park adjacent to ourselves is the responsibility of the homeowner. Perhaps in this case the developer is responsible for Banks Lane. In any case whither responsibility is Council, Roads Service or developer users would appreciate action.