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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
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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

TUESDAY 23rd September

Todays thoughts : That really is the ticket.

LATEST ADDITIONS TO MY REGISTER

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

7 Wesleyan Court. A very smart 2 bedroomed first floor flat, double glazed and with gas central heating.  Fully furnished if you want.  NO CHAIN.  110,000  SOLD!

Bramble Cottage,  Daltongate,  Ulverston.  Private Estate. A lovely modern end-mews house with 2 allocated Parking Spaces and a delightful private Garden with spectacular views.  205,000  SOLD!

Swallow Cottage,  Flookburgh.  Superior 3 bedroomed Barn Conversion.  285,000

10 Reeds Gardens,  Little Urswick.  Fabulous 3 bedroomed extended modern house.  Absolutely gorgeous!  267,000

12 Yewbarrow Road, Ulverston.  Gorgeous 4 bedroomed modern Semi-Detached house.  Wonderful property.  279,950.

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ULVERSTON CARNIVAL

Go on Youtube and search  Ulverston Carnival Stocks 2014.

We raised 2950.00 in under 30 minutes!

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WHAT IS ON? 

SEPTEMBER

27th September;  Ulverston Apple Day  ( New Festival )

OCTOBER

Friday 10th October

Awards Evening Heart of Ulverston

Coro Hall

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Wednesday 15th October; 

 23rd Ulverston Festival of Fashion.  Coronation Hall.

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17th October;  British Legion Festival of Dance.    Coronation Hall. 

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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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MONDAY 22nd September.

An excellent day at the office and caught up well. Marissa and Clare called in to collect Helen and they all trooped off to Ford Park Restaurant for lunch before Marissa set off back to Cambridge. It was another gloriously sunny day but certainly cooler than of late. It is fine if you are in the sun but once in the shadow the temperature certainly dropped.  Marissa caught the 4.30 train at the Station after enjoying a few lovely days at home.  Had a meeting at 5.30 to organise the 23rd Ulverston Fashion Show which is to be at the Coronation Hall on Wednesday 15th October.  It is certain to be another wonderful success and I find it hard to believe that this will be the 23rd show!  Up to Clares for a nice tea and then home to listen to the R&B show followed by UC and then Guitar Practice!


SUNDAY 21st September

It is the 21st Birthday of my beautiful Granddaughter Marissa!  Happy Birthday Marissa!

Woke up bright as a button.  Bingo!  Back to being normal again.  What a relief!  Had a LDSB,  a FE followed by T&M and a POSC then got all dressed up and feeling quite Tickety Boo and off out in my beautiful Sports Merc.   I love that motorcar.  Looks lovely.  Sounds lovely.  Goes lovely.  Had a spin out and round the Lakes,  up as far as Ambleside and Grasmere.  Crowds of folk out enjoying the late summer sunshine ( or is it early autumn?).  The trees are certainly changing their colours and the leaves are dying away.  It has been a fabulous summer and 2014 will be well remembered for it.  Home for around 2.30 and spent some time on the Poop Deck attempting the DTGK Crossword.  Pretty stiff this week.  Then got changed and down to Canal Foot for 4 as it was the re-scheduled Chapel Island Picnic Walk.  A good crowd turned up and we all set off like Moses and  the Israelites crossing the Red Sea.   The water was  only up to knee height and not too cold. the Ulverston Inshore Rescue boys were there on their wonderful Quad Bikes ensuring our safely.  had a picnic on the island then back to Canal Foot.  A good time was had by all and we managed to raise some valuable funds for the forthcoming Ulverston Dickensian Festival.  Home and another W&P and out to meet all the family at The Farmers to celebrate the 21st Birthday of Marissa.  8 of us were there,  Wendy,  Martin and Clare,  David and Helen, Josh , me and of course, Marissa.  We had a lovely meal and  several bottles of Prosecco.  ( I was VERY cautious with the drinking!  Once bitten?).  A very full weekend!

SATURDAY 20th September.

It is the 21st birthday of my Grandson Jack!  Happy Birthday Jack!

Feeling rather sorry for myself due to the excesses of Friday evening at Willys house. A very pleasant curry and an excessive amount of Malt Whisky has taken its toll and I feel groggy! Scandalous I know. There is no fool like an old fool?  Fortunately my business appointments were all within walking distance and so I did not have to drive anywhere.  I was glad when my final job was completed so that I could have a lovely bath and get curled up on the couch and let my body restore itself to something like normal.  Obviously I stayed in all afternoon and evening and had an early night.

FRIDAY 19th September.

Sunshine again!  I love this stuff. 2014 will be well remembered for such a lovely summer.  Had a good day at work and caught up with some outstanding bits and pieces.  Great relief I think, is felt around the entire country at the result of the Scottish Referendum.  The end result was much wider than predicted.  Many seemed to think it was neck and neck,  but finally is was 55/45.  The Sunday papers will be extra full this weekend.    Got my new electric guitar and amp.  Beautiful.  Went out fro Early Doors and met up with Willy and Derek, Sue and Dave.  Had a nice early evening then we decamped up to Willys house for a curry and managed to empty a bottle of Jura.  Very pleasant!



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

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THE ONLY NATURALISED ULVERSTONIAN IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!

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What the Cumbrian skies bring us today :
Noticeably cooler, but remaining dry and very pleasant whilst in the sun.

TUESDAY 23rd September 2014., 8.30am

The Lake District weather as it really happens ..



Racing tips from Ralph Spours

Straight from the horses mouth :

Date : TUESDAY 23rd September.2014.

NO SELECTIONS FOR TODAY



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!