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Ralph Spours
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All the money in the world is no substitute" . Quite true then! ... and ... Quite true now!

I'm a firm believer that ... "It's nice to be important, but more important to be nice!" ... and take pride in bringing this philosophy into all that I and we do at Ralph Spours Estate Agent.

I look forward to meeting you ..
A blog on daily Cumbrian Life by Ralph Spours

Life and living in Ulverston, the Lake District Peninsulars and South Cumbria

SATURDAY 25th October

Todays thoughts : Oh so nice.

LATEST ADDITIONS TO MY REGISTER

 CROW TREE BARN.  Swarthmoor.  Luxuriously,  recently completely refurbished Detached 4 Bedroomed Barn Conversion .  2 Jacuzzi bathrooms,  Massive Lounge,  Fabulous Kitchen and Family Room, big gardens etc etc.  Super.  Tickety Boo!  450,000

GAWITH FIELD COTTAGE. Arrad Foot. ( Close to the boundary of the Lake District National Park) An idyllic Lakeland Cottage with 3 (double) bedrooms and set in exquisite, totally private,  gardens extending to 1/2 acre or thereabouts.  Gorgeous!  420,000

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ULVERSTON CARNIVAL 2014

Go on Youtube and search  Ulverston Carnival Stocks 2014.

We raised 2950.00 in under 30 minutes!

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WHAT IS ON? 

OCTOBER

The wonderful

CANDLE LIT WALK

is set for

FRIDAY 31st OCTOBER , Halloween.

meeting at Gill Banks/The Gill at 6.30pm.   Oooooooooooooh!

The kids will love it!

NOVEMBER

Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November

The Incredible

Ulverston Dickensian Festival

Got your costume yet? 

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FRIDAY 25th October.

I enjoy a drink as much as any man. But drinking Prosecco at 9 in the morning is a bit exceptional. Even for me. But that is what I was doing as it was the Official Opening of The Barbers Shop in Upper Brook Street.  Sandra and Kevin have done a totally fantastic job.  They acquired the former Laurel and Hardy Museum and broke through and have now incorporated the whole lot and created a superb salon.  Just take a peek.   Robert and Peter Kitchin from Greatorex the Card Shop arrived earlier with a huge arch of colour-coded balloons and it all looked rather splendid.  I had a good day.  One job was across at Millom and when that happens I try to arrange it so that it is around mid-day.  That allows me to get some cracking good fish and chips from Haverigg and devour them whilst looking out over the lagoon.  Managed to sell one which we have had for a bit longer than usual, so everyone I happy.  I met up for Early Doors in the Farmers with Helen and John Stanton,  Belinda and Derek.  The place was very busy but I did not stay too long.    There is a huge outcry at the announcement of the County Council having to cut 83 Million from the budget!  Where will the axe fall I wonder?

THURSDAY 24th October.

Quite a reasonable day,  though you had to wrap up warm,  and it is Market Day in Ulverston.  Plenty folk about and a nice atmosphere in this little town.  A new shop has opened in the former Fanny Adams Sweet Shop in Fountain Street selling Gifts. I have called in to see them and it all looks very smart and I hope they do well.  It is called Northern Line.  Why not pop in and say hello?  Josh called round to give me another lesson for my guitar and he seems reasonably satisfied with my progress. The Farmers Quiz was successful as always and we all had some good fun.  Bill Little had the chance to answer the Year Question with a prize reaching 81.50.  He answered 1975.  The correct answer was 1976 !  Oooooooooooh!


WEDNESDAY 22nd October

The winds have subsided but have left behind a trail of havoc with trees blown down and structural damage too.  And the trees have  lost lots of their leaves as a consequence so  driving can be hazardous and very slippery, especially on the country lanes,  so do be careful.  I only worked for the morning and took the afternoon off.  Had a ride up to Kendal to see how busy, or otherwise,  their shopping centre is.  They have a proliferation ( good word?) of Charity Shops and lots of empty units.  Their Open Market is as dire as ours here in Ulverston,  so something MUST be done to counteract such decline.  I found a good Italian restaurant and enjoyed  Carbonara before making my way back to Ulverston.  I stopped off at Gummers How and read the Telegraph.  The views,  somewhat obscured by the mists,  were quite dramatic.  I like being up there.  Read the paper from  front to back and failed miserably with the Crossword.  Home then and a nice tea followed by some intense practice on the guitar as it is my lesson on Thursday and I am a bit behind.  I watched those mad lads on the British Super Bike Championship which was won by Shane Byrne.  Absolutely fearless those lads.  Over 170mph on the straights.  Phew!  He won the final race by 5 hundreths of a second!  You cannot get much closer than that.  I met up with everyone at The Rose for Music Night and ended up at The Hope for the last one.




Another day in the, very full, and exciting,  life of a Lake District  Market -Town Estate Agent.

I am proud to be

THE ONLY NATURALISED ULVERSTONIAN IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!

To help enrich your day,  I try to include  much more information than you might normally expect on an Estate Agent's website. This is for you to digest and enjoy.   If you have an idea you think I should adopt, and would  make my website even better, then please, do get in touch by sending an eMail to;   ralphspours@btconnect.com   NOW!

What the Cumbrian skies bring us today :
Overcast this morning and some rain is expected this afternoon. Just a splash.

SATURDAY 25th OCTOBER 2014., 8.30am

The Lake District weather as it really happens ..



Racing tips from Ralph Spours

Straight from the horses mouth :

Date : SATURDAY 25th October 2014.

SELECTIONS for today.

DONCASTER;  3.50.  Elm Park.

CHEPSTOW;  3.35.  Son Du Berlais.    4.10. Regal Encore.

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Please remember to only bet what you can afford to lose, as its all just for a bit of fun.  

Have you ever wondered how bookies  have wives dripping in gold jewellery, manage to live in classy houses and drive flashy cars?  Just think about it for a moment or two.  You will soon figure it out!

Good Luck!