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My father, a wise old man, always used to say; .... "If you are asked to make but one toast to any man, toast him this........


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 ..

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

FRIDAY 21st October 2016

Todays thoughts : Smile and the whole world smiles with you.


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SATURDAY 15th October till 31st October

Ulverston Canal Anchor Festival

MONDAY 31st October.

Halloween Candlelit Walk.


Dickensian Christmas Festival


Canal Illuminated Brolly Parade


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THURSDAY 20th October

Another lovely day.  Cooler but delightfully sunny and bright.  Had plenty to do and didn't finish till 6.30.  It was Market Day in Ulverston and there was a lovely atmosphere in the town with lots of folk about.  Had a nice tea and out to the Quiz at 8.30.  Crowds at the Quiz and we had a good time though the Rollover ( £220.75 ) was NOT WON.  Sam had the chance and only missed by 6 years.  Ooooh!  It's the 50th  anniversary of the Abefan Disaster when the school was engulfed by the slag bank slip and all those children were killed.   I remember it so well.

WEDNESDAY 19th October.

A beautifully sunny day so I just worked in the morning and took the afternoon off.  Got all my kit on and packed a nice picnic and off I went to High Dam.  An easy climb taking no more than 15 minutes or so,  and the tarn looked wonderful. They have an ill-thought out parking system.  You have to pay on arrival and choose how long you will be staying.  How do you know that?  No wonder folk park on the road rather than in the car park?  Found my usual spot and get well settled. Had the Telegraph,  sandwiches, soup and coffee whilst soaking up the lovely sun. I only caught a glimpse of a  few folk so I enjoyed the relative solitude.  I stayed there till about 4 and then home to Ulverston.  As I was walking back to the office I was stopped by a lady who said she was a regular reader of my blog ( sad?) her name was Mary Ellis from Marlow in Buckinghamshire.   I had a nice tea and watched  "Chocolat" on Film 4.  What a lovely movie.  Out at 9 to meet up with Derek, Peter W, Peter R and Jim in the Sun  and then to the Capitola where they had some nice live music on.  A nice day.

TUESDAY 18th October.

Rain! Rain! Go Away!   Out first thing in the pouring rain and got well and truly soaked.  Had two very interesting properties.  Complete contrasts.  First one a classic extremely elegant Town House with wonderful period features,  barns and gardens and the second  a remote cottage high on the fellside with fabulous views.  Now it's a matter of composing comprehensive reports.  It will call on all my reporting skills!    The Statcounter on my computer is showing  a large number of "hits" which is always very reassuring.  The internet  is certainly proving to be ever-more-so the way to sell houses, as I had put a property on the web and within 30 minutes I had received an enquiry and an appointment to view.  How about that for speed?  

MONDAY 17th October.

A mixture of weather.  Some rain,  some cloud and then some glorious sunshine!  Wonderful!  Had a busy day to myself and measured up a lovely old cottage set in 2 acres!  ( Details available NOW!)  Called up to Clare's for tea.  A lovely "Martin" curry.  It's especially  nice that Marissa is home. The work is continuing on the new culvert in Brewery Street car-park.  Seems to be a never-ending job!  I've received lots and lots of lovely messages about my Lifetime Achievement Award.  I feel so humble.  I extend my grateful thanks to all those who have sent kind messages.

The Lake District weather as it really happens .. !

Another lovely morning. Cooler.

FRIDAY 21st October, 8.30am

Racing tips from Ralph Spours

Straight from the horses mouth :

Date :FRIDAY 21st October 2016

None for today.  Wait for Saturday at CHELTENHAM.


1.25.  Order of St George.  2.00.  Quiet Reflection.  2.35.  Seventh Heaven.  3.10.  Ribchester.  3.45.  Almanzor.  4.25.  Miss this one out!

Just ONE winner.  Sorry!


Saturday 8th

NEWMARKET on Saturday.  "CHURCHILL" is looking good to me especially with Ryan on board. 


St Leger 2016.

WOW!!!  Harbour Law triumphed at a price of 33/1 and I had a "lump" on it!!  Picked up a nice pile of £20's. Bingo!

 Hope you followed my example?


Good Luck and only put on what you are prepared to LOSE!

Remember, when the fun stops, STOP!

Good Luck and be Cautious!  Enjoy racing!

Remember what I have always said.  It is all just for a bit of fun. 




Remember that if you win, that the Bookie is just LENDING you the dosh!  HE WILL GET IT BACK!

Remember to only bet what you can afford to lose, as its all just for a bit of fun.  The Bookies win in the end!  

If you win,  it is only ON LOAN to you from the bookies.  THEY WILL GET IT BACK!

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!