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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.

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


Todays thoughts : A pocket full of rye.


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TUESDAY 24th May.

A pleasant day but a bit cooler.  Sufficient for me to put the heating back on in the office.  And it's going to get cooler which is NOT what we want as it's Cartmel Races this Bank Holiday Weekend.  Going on Saturday with a big crowd  and after the racing there is a Concert by Simply Red.  Ooooh!   Currently the weather is set fair for the event and I hope it is warm enough too.    Jules Holland is on Sunday but I'm not going to that one.  I am going back on Wednesday as a guest of eth Evening Mail.  All very posh.  Coach from Ulverston , a Champers reception followed by a 3 course Lunch,  then Afternoon Tea upstairs in Roderers Restaurant and then back to Ulverston to finish off what promises to be  a super day out.

MONDAY 23rd May.

Another beautifully sunny day for all of us to enjoy.  Out from first thing again and had a busy day.  Got on with lots .    I find it hard to understand the reasoning over the sacking of Van Gaal after winning the FA Cup.  I', not a footie fan so I don't suppose I should be able to understand the inner workings.  No doubt he will go off with a Golden Goodbye.  Paul Dewar is back in town and I understand he has managed to raise over £16,000 for the Brathay Trust.  What a fabulous achievement.   Cycling for 1350 miles followed by swimming Windermere then TEN marathons is 10 days.  How fantastic is that?  Caught up with all my ironing.  13 shirts!   I have started to read a Jeffrey Archer book " Not a Penny More,  Not a Penny Less".  Couldn't put it down.  Didn't get into bed till just before midnight.  A super book.

SUNDAY 22nd May.

A gloriously sunny morning so I was up and about bright and early. Enjoyed my breakfast on the Poop Deck and I stayed out there until after lunch. Decided to take a spin the Merc and so that's just what I did. Top off and enjoying a lovely sunny day. Had a good run out and the old "bird" still flies. A powerful V8 sounds wonderful. Still under 66k and she is 34 years old now. Still looks stunning. A real head-turner. Out for Cocktails @ 5 meeting up with Maggie and Peter,  John and Helen and Willy in the Farmers before migrating to the garden of the H&A until the sun stopped being warm and we then migrated to the Rose fro the last one.  Home in time to watch one of the loveliest films " The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel".  Studded with stars.  Wonderful.  I've seen it several times and even have the DVD.  If you have NOT watched it then I suggest that you do.

The Lake District weather as it really happens .. !

Overcast and much cooler.

WEDNESDAY 25th May 2016., 8.30am

Racing tips from Ralph Spours

Straight from the horses mouth :

Date :WEDNESDAY 25th May

Racing Selections;

For Wednesday; 

 SELECTIONS;  HAMILTON;  2.00.  Bourbonisto.   3.05.  Classy Anne.    3.40.  Millefiori.  4.15.  Rosamaria.     4.45.  Celtic Power. 

For  Tuesday.

HEXHAM;  2.00.  Another Bill.   2.30.  Brother Scott.3.00.  Beyondtemtation. 3.30.  Seventeen Black.   4.00.    Heart o Annandale.    4.30.  Solway Sam    5.00.    Bescot Springs  5.30.   Bygones for Coins.  

2 Winners form 7 selections.  NOT VERY GOOD!

Results for TUESDAY 10th; 

 Got 5 WINNERS,  4 SECONDS and only 1 LOSER from 10 selections.

Remember, when the fun stops, STOP!

Good Luck!

Good Luck and be Cautious!  Enjoy racing!

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



The Bookies will win eventually!  Look what happened to Annie Power at Cheltenham!  Odds on favourite ( 1/2 ).  Couldn't lose!  5 lengths ahead of the field and FELL at the last! The Bookies  went home with "Bulging Satchels" and that was only the First Day of 4. If you are lucky enough to win,  just remember 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!