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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

WEDNESDAY 21st February .

Todays thoughts : All Glory is Fleeting

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Funeral at Barrow Crematorium on

FRIDAY 23rd February at 10.45am


Why did the banana go out with a prune?

Because he couldn't find a date!  Boom!  Boom!



Another gorgeous spring day with bright blue skies and bright sunshine.  Temperature just about reaching double figures.  Spring is just about here!  I'll have to take a trip across to Ulpha to see those wonderful wild Daffodils.  So beautiful  the view will make you cry.  I go every year and  I am forever awestruck by their beauty.   Also check out Beckside Church Yard for the crocus  in a couple of weeks time.  The Winter Olympics continues!  Brilliant exhilarating stuff.


A gorgeously sunny day. Clear blue skies and the temperature approaching 10.  My Amaryllis is coming on a treat!  (Though Helen insists that her's is more advanced than mine).   You will know how angry I am with stupid,  yes,  stupid,  parking laws.  The Gill in Ulverston sees the attendance of a Traffic Warden each SUNDAY at about 10am.  Sticking yellow fine notices on cars parked there.   Bear in mind that it is a SUNDAY and the town is effectively CLOSED,  can booking good people  be right?   Last Sunday morning I saw a ticket of the BBC car in The Gill.  I wonder if there will be any mention on Radio Cumbria?


Had a good day!  My single Racing Selection came in 3rd @ 10/1.  Maybe next time out she'll be a winner?  I've been watching,  indeed I have been enthralled with the Winter Olympics.  Such absolutely wonderful stuff.  The difference between first  and second down to hundredths of a second!   It would be hard to pick out  which is the most exciting event.  Such strength,  elegance,  skill,  determination.  Whooo!  Love it all.   I've been getting to grips with my new YAMAHA keyboard.  Streets ahead of my previous instrument.  This one is simply fantastic.  It's going to take some time to master it.  If ever.  On Sunday I washed and polished the Jag.  It's gleaming now and I really do love it.  Met up for Cocktails @ 5 in the Jammey Kelly in the Rose and we had a lovely time  being so nice and friendly in front of a roaring great fire.  Home then and caught up with some more invigorating Winter Olympics.  Super stuff.

The Lake District weather as it really happens .. !

Another gorgeous morning.

WEDNESDAY 21st February 2018., 8.30am

Racing tips from Ralph Spours

Straight from the horses mouth :

Date :WEDNESDAY 21st February 2018


Just the one for Saturday ;   ASCOT  3.35   FRODON.  Take it e/w.  Currently 10/1.         Result;  3rd!!

Good luck!  Bet responsibly!


Please take note of the following;

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

Please do remember, "When the fun stops, STOP!"

Good Luck and be Cautious!  Enjoy your racing!

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


If you do WIN, be warned that the Bookies are only LENDING you the dosh.  They will get it back.  That's a Racing Certainty!


Have you ever wondered how bookies  have wives dripping in gold, live in posh houses and drive flashy cars?  Just think about it for a moment or two.  You will soon figure it out!

Good Luck!