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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........
Ralph Spours

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

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THURSDAY 17th April 2014.

Todays thoughts : Tomorrow!

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17th - 19th;  Ulverston Society of Artists.

26th; Northern Soul/Motown Night.

27th; English Lakes Classic Bodybuilding


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WEDNESDAY 16th April

A beautifully sunny day for everyone to enjoy.    Got on well and enjoyed my day.  At 6 there was the selection of the Carnival Queen for 2014.  I was on the panel and we had an extremely difficult job. But we finally did make our selection and she's a delightful young girl.  Directly afterwards I went to the Preview Night of Ulverston Society of Artists at the Coro.  It was very well attended and I enjoyed the show.  Afterwards I got changed and went out to the Rose as Trickle Charge were playing at their excellent best!

TUESDAY 15th April

What a gloriously sunny day. Clear blue skies and the thermometer showing mid 50's. Had some particularly interesting work to do. A real "head scratcher". But that's just what I relish so I was a happy bunny ( an Easter Bunny? ).    We are closing the Office at 4 on Thursday and will remain closed for the Easter Holidays till 9am on Tuesday 22nd. We have our Annual Business Anniversary Party on Thursday evening and I'm very much looking forward to that.  Plenty nice folk popping in for a drink ( or 2 ).  There's be the traditional Pasche Egg Rolling on Easter Monday on Hoad Hill and the Mummers Play in the Market Place.  Off to Whittington Races on Easter Saturday of course.  Can't miss that.  The Great and the Good of the County will be there. It's a natural amphitheatre and I fully recommend a visit there,  The Vale of Lune Huntsmen will be there,  resplendent in their "pink" jackets and with a wonderful pack of eager hounds.  A fabulous sight.  It's just a fiver to get in or 25 for a car,  regardless of how many are in the car. A great,  proper "English" day out.

MONDAY 14th April

Oh!  What a beautiful day!  Abundant sunshine all day long!.  Had an excellent day at work,  and all the better because of the weather.  Looked at a lovely house where the views ( especially as the sun was shining so brightly) were absolutely wonderful.  " Tea on the Terrace, anyone?"  What a lovely place to live.  You would never want to go away on holiday.  It's all here!  Got all W&P and met up with some well-heeled friends as a guest of a long-standing friend Tony Taylor, moving on to the Olde Mill at Bardsea for an excellent meal and a "few" drinks.  I met up with a number of old friends that I had not seen since the same function last year,  including Tommy Clegg ( what a character) and Little Tony Cassells.  A splendid night.

SUNDAY 13th April

Lovely sunshine!  Up and followed my regular Sunday Morning Routine then got all W&P and kitted up and off to the garage for a ride out on the Suzuki Bandit.   Had a ride over to Devil's Bridge at Kirkby Lonsdale and met up with some of my Biker  friends there.  Enjoyed my chat and a mug of tea from the van and decided to continue my adventure by riding on to Ingleton and up to Hawes.  A lovely ride over  via the Ribblesdale Valley and treated myself to some F&C from Hawes Chippy.  Met some other lads which I hadn't seen for ages.  Then home via Sedburgh ( what a lovely place) and down the M6,  the A590 and home again.  110 miles round trip.  A very pleasant ride out.  Met up with my friends at the Farmers for Cocktails @ 5,  just Dave, Willy,  Maggie and Peter turned up. Clearly the Lergi has caught one or two more!  Finished off in the Jammey Kelly and then home for an early night.  A very satisfying weekend.

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

I am proud to be


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;   NOW!

What the Cumbrian skies bring us today :
Another lovely day to enjoy!

THURSDAY 17th April 2014., 8.30am

The Lake District weather as it really happens ..

Racing tips from Ralph Spours

Straight from the horses mouth :

Date : THURSDAY 17th April 2014.


WEDNESDAY 16th ;   

NEWMARKET 1.45.  Provident Spirit. 2.55.  Wedding Ring.4.05.  Sandiva. 5.10.  Munjaz.

Lucky 15? 

THREE winners from 4 Selections!

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!