My Night out on the Party Bus Was a Blast

When I married my wife, I found myself wanting to spend all my free time with her. She is a great lady, and I did not want it any other way. After two years of marital bliss, we had a child. I did not think I could love anyone more, but I fell in love with my new baby like never before. I loved coming home to spend time with my little girl and my wife every night. My wife surprised by telling me that she got a party bus rental in Toronto last week. I did not expect that at all.

My wife’s reasoning behind the rental is that I had been working very hard at work and coming home each day to put in even more hard work at home taking care of our daughter and our home. For the baby, I help with diaper changing, cooking meals and even taking care of the baby on my own so that my wife can have a little free time to read a book or take a relaxing shower. This is the type of home that I grew up in, and it comes naturally to me to want to run my home the same way. Continue Reading »

The Wonders of the World Right on Your Doorstep

Everyone knows that travel broadens the mind, but that doesn’t mean you always have to go abroad. Taking the time to be a tourist in your own country can be a hugely rewarding experience and, more often than not, you’ll find that some of the most fascinating sights and cultural experiences around are those closest to home.01

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For example, Yorkshire has been named the top travel destination in Europe by a top industry body two years running, and the highly respected Lonely Planet travel guide places Yorkshire third in its list of the top ten regions of the world to visit, just behind India and Australia. The Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle – a huge collection of sculptures based around four separate venues – has been praised in the New York Times and also named Museum of the Year.


Chester Zoo has already topped a list of the best zoos in the UK, placed fourth on a list of the best zoos in Europe and has been voted the seventh best zoo in the world. Now it is set to get even better, thanks to the opening of a £40 million project recreating the exotic islands of South-East Asia within the attraction.

Whether you are visiting Yorkshire or Chester, the city of Manchester makes an excellent base and is itself a must-see stop of any tour of England. With Premiership football matches, world-class museums and art galleries, international festivals and high-profile concerts, there is always something going on.


If you want to travel around in the country in a little more style, you’ll find plenty of lovingly restored VW campers in Manchester, both for sale and for hire. Travel around the countryside in one of these and you’ll be sure to put a smile on the face of everyone you pass. You’ll also have a smile on your face from the moment you get behind the wheel and, once your tour of Yorkshire and it surrounding areas is over, you’ll have plenty of great tales to tell about Yorkshire Puddings, Flat Caps and a VW Campervan ….

Until you take the time to explore your own country as a tourist, you’ll never know how much you’re missing out on. And once you do, your holidays will never be the same again.

Semi Metallic Vs Ceramic Brake Pads

Are you hearing that familiar squeal from your brakes that means your brake pads are in need of replacement? If so, you should consider which type of brake pads you should use. Ceramic brake pad linings are a relatively new compound in the automotive world. Cars first started coming equipped with ceramic brake pads in the early 90s. The ceramic compounds have changed significantly since the first introduction into the marketplace. Initial concerns with the original ceramic compounds focused on the reduced stopping power with cold brakes, and premature wear of the rotors. This was because the original compound was adapted from automotive racing, and when you are racing a vehicle the brakes are being treated in a very different way than during every day driving situations. Tires, brakes and the engine reach a significantly higher operating temperature in race vehicles and this is the temperature that the ceramic components were designed to operate in. The ceramic materials are now more suitable for every day driving and are considered an upgrade regardless of whether the vehicle was originally equipped with semi-metallic, ceramic, or organic pads.

Advantages are seen with all brake lining compounds, however, the only advantage that the semi-metallic pad offers is its incredibly low price. Although both compounds do an excellent job of stopping your vehicle, there are some notable advantages specific to ceramic brake pads. First and foremost, the ceramic pad does not create a visible brake dust that blackens your wheels. If you have wheels that you are proud of, i.e. chrome or wheels that cost more than your vehicle; you will be a big fan of the ceramic brake pad. The second advantage is the reduced tendency to squeal. The ceramic compound does not contain steel fibers; the metal content in some semi-metallic pads was found to be the source of brake squeal for some manufacturers. The ceramic compound also typically lasts longer than a semi-metallic compound, and this is seen as an advantage with most vehicles, because pads normally wear out quicker than the rotors. Finding a perfect balance of wear between rotors and pads, so that rotors need to be replaced at the same time as the pads do, is the ideal situation. Ceramics typically help make this happen, but most vehicles brake designs are quite different and this is not always the case.

Once you know the difference between the two products the choice becomes clear. If you are replacing the pads on your daily driver you should pay the incrementally higher price and purchase the superior ceramic brake pads. If you are only trying to keep that old beater alive for another year then maybe you will find the semi-metallics to be the more suitable and economical choice. Bottom line, like all auto repairs there are options when it comes to the quality of the replacement auto part that you use to keep your car or truck on the road. Cheaper is not always better – there are a number of factors to consider.

Mercedes-benz dreamcars Campaign Makes Automotive Dreams Come True

PressRelease) Mercedes-Benz as the world’s leading automobile company, not only invented the world’s first automobile in 1886, but also continuously develops innovative new car models. Hence, no matter your desired dream cars are unique fourdoor coups or sporty supercars, Mercedes-Benz car models must be at the top of your superb wish list.

Mercedes-Benz Dreamcars are a series of fascinating car models, which included E-Class coup and cabriolet, the SLK and SL sport cars, the CL as well as the CLS coup and the CLS Shooting Brake.

From today to 3rd January 2014, exclusive privileges are offered to CLS 350 Shooting Brake, CLS 500 Shooting Brake, SL 350, SL 500 and SL 63 AMG customers. Customers who purchase these Mercedes-Benz dream cars models within this period of time will enjoy an extended third year Mercedes-Benz aftersales warranty service and 0% rate financial services (SL63 AMG is excluded) provided by Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Hong Kong Limited.

Moreover, customers are entitled to enter the “Dreamcars campaign” lucky draw where TWO lucky winners will win the fabulous prize of “AMG Winter Driving Advanced Program” including a round-trip business class ticket and accommodation. Each lucky winner will receive a round-trip business class ticket to Munich proudly sponsored by Lufthansa German Airlines. The “AMG Winter Driving Advanced Program” will be held in Arjeplog, Sweden on 28th – 31st March 2014. Under the breathtaking nature, AMG professional instructor will conduct advanced training with the winners. Winners are able to experience the dynamic performance of AMG vehicles and perform spinning and drifting on ice. Please visit for further information.

In addition, customers who purchase designated Mercedes-Benz dream car models during this period of time can enjoy up to 80% off on acquiring dedicated options, in order to make their cars more appealing on the road. While for SLK and CLS coup customers, they will enjoy FREE upgrade of AMG Sport Package.

CLS 350 Shooting Brake dedicated optional equipment is AMG sport package
SL 350 and SL 500 dedicated optional equipment is Panoramic vario-roof with MAGIC
SL 63 AMG dedicated optional equipment is 19″ front and 20″ rear AMG multi-spoke forged wheels
Trade Promotion Competition Licence no. : 41817

About Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Limited
Established in 1986 and based in Hong Kong, Mercedes-Benz China Limited (MBCL) was the wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG and the franchiseholder for all imported passenger vehicle and commercial vehicle products under the Mercedes-Benz, Maybach and smart brand names in the Northeast Asia region (China, Hong Kong and Macau). In 2005, MBCL moved all P.R. China operations to Beijing for further business development. On January 1, 2006, Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Limited was established to take over the wholesale business for the Hong Kong and Macau markets with the lead of MBCL. Since March 2013, Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Limited has separated from MBCL and is the wholly subsidiary of Daimler AG. Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Limited is supported by Zung Fu Company Limited (exclusive retailer in Hong Kong and Macau) to provide Sales and After Sales Services in Hong Kong and Macau.

Automotive And Engineering Parts Manufacturers In India

Automotive and engineering parts manufacturers from India are offering services to clients overseas. It is done to encourage the interests of overseas buyers with the intention of purchasing a variety of components from India. Working in sync with the customers requirements and expectations is resulting in an increasing demand of suppliers of automotive and engineering products from India.

For all those who are looking for Indian exporter of car parts there is a range of things to look out for. An oversea customer always finds a risk in buying any car parts from other countries, but there are many companies in India that provides value for money supply after auditing the products for its quality thoroughly. For a machine tool industry, which rely on their products on a supplier it’s important they source them from a trustworthy supplier.

The overseas clients are also seeking a manufacturer of plastic products in India. In India various manufacturing companies of plastic products are popular for their high flexibility and strength. They are created keeping in mind the global client industries that can in the future rely on the supplier from India. They are used in automotive and all other engineering parts.

Plastic parts for engineering industries are high in demand and are rapidly gaining order from international clients. Plastic products used in the automotive and engineering industries have made working less complicated for humanity. A plastic part used in the engineering and automotive industry has brought a variation in the production of various machine tools.

There are assorted leading industries that offer a high quality performance truck parts for various brands as well. Clients overseas can find best of manufacturers of diesel parts here, which is regularly in stock and ready to ship. India, exporter of truck parts provides the best quality automotive and truck products at the best prices.

In engineering and machine tool industry the introduction of the farm tractor for agriculture has revolutionized the world. The industry itself is more modernized and farmers and tractor enthusiasts can buy rubber molded parts and car parts online too. The best part of purchasing online is that the products are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Shoppers have a benefit to browse and obtain a product at any time from the comfort of their own homes.

All you need to do is to be more careful with the whole process of ordering products. Order products with the model number, either with a description. It is very important to be familiar with the manufacturer of the equipment. Before ordering any auto part, it is also significant to be well aware of the brand and the model to ensure that you will get the right item for your vehicle.

After placing an order, the client may get a little curious to know the status of the order as how long it will take to get to its destination. But suppliers need not worry as they are provided with tracking details for orders from initial purchase to final delivery.