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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

FRIDAY 26th August 2016

Todays thoughts : Rightly said


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Led By The Queens Guide.


Leaving the Bay Horse,  Canal Foot,  Ulverston, at 3.15pm.

(Weather permitting)

Adults; £3.50.  Children;  £2.00

Tickets available from my office.

Wear suitable clothing and bring a picnic.

A lovely day out!  Come along and join us.  Kids and dogs welcome!



Saturday 17th September

Ulverston Lantern Procession

"Into the Woods"


THURSDAY 25th August.

Even  though a bit cloudy it was very pleasantly warm and , as it was Market Day,  there was a lot of good folk in town,  soaking up the atmosphere.  A good few Market Stalls too.  Getting back to what it used to be like?  It would be lovely if it continued to develop week by week.   I  called by the shortly to be opened BICI CAFE in The Gill and was treated to a very nice Latte.  The new café is going to be lovely and should be opening within the next 10 days or so.   The weather looks set fair for Bank Holiday Weekend and it's the Chapel Island Picnic Walk on Sunday setting off at 3.15 ( weather permitting) from the Bay Horse at Canal Foot.  I've got tickets for sale in my office or you may be able to buy them on the day.  If you are intending to go,  then get there early as car parking can be problematic.

WEDNESDAY 24th August.

A lovely sunny day for everyone to enjoy. Only worked till midday then got my kit and set off for Stock Ghyll Waterfalls at Ambleside.  The roads were crowded and long delays approaching Bowness.  Hordes of folk in Bowness enjoying themselves.  Similar delays entering Ambleside ( should have known better? ) and crowds  jostling for space.  I found my usual spot empty and  so managed to park up without any hassle at all. Had a lovely walk up to the falls .  The noise of the water was tremendous and the falls themselves were spectacular after all the recent rains.  It's a very easy walk and I was surprised that there were only a  few folk there.   It's  a lovely, easy walk and most rewarding.  Home then and caught a few of the last rays on the Poop Deck.  I went out at 9 and met up with Belinda and Andy in The Rose before meeting up with Derek H,  Bruce and Derek J in the Capitola and  very much enjoyed listening to Billy Scott singing 1950/60's  rock and roll.  Brilliant!  Never seen or heard of him previously,  but I would certainly take up any offer to see him again.

TUESDAY 23rd August.

It turned out to be a superbly sunny and warm day!  How lovely.  Got lots of interest in the house on Lightburn Road.  I must have been there more that 10 times now.    Had a job "out in the country".  The outskirts of Spark Bridge a most delightful detached cottage.  Hope I get the Instruction.  A  proper romantic rendezvous I would say.    I was out till nearly 6 on other jobs and then had a Carnival Meeting in the Old Friends at 6 which went on till 7.15.  Phew!   Home then for a late tea and an hour on the Poop Deck after a nice,  busy day.

The Lake District weather as it really happens .. !

Expecting a lovely sunny day, today!

Rightly so., 8.30am

Racing tips from Ralph Spours

Straight from the horses mouth :

Date :FRIDAY 26th August 2016

None for today.  Wait for Saturday!


THREE winners!!!!!   Oooooh!  Folding money!

CHESTER ;  Ray's the Money.2.40.  Partitia.

YORK;  2.15.  Diploma.  3.25.  Blue Point.

SANDOWN;  1.55.  Serengeti Sky.  3.40.  Baydar. 

Have a good day!

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. 




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!