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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 17th April 2015.

Todays thoughts : Do a good deed today!


Go on Youtube and search 

"Ulverston Carnival Stocks 2014"

and see how we managed to raise 2950.00 in under 30 minutes!

Admire just how generous the folk of Ulverston are!



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THURSDAY 16th April 2015.

What a gloriously lovely morning! Bright sunshine. Pleasant and warm. Plenty folk in town and a good range of stalls in the market too. There has been a distinct shortage of stalls but now they are building up again which is good to see. Business is improving every day as well. I very much like being "busy".  I was out till around 7 and then home to a nice chicken dinner before getting ready for the Quiz.  22 teams this week.  The Rollover 158.75 was NOT WON.  Ed had the chance but was wrong by just 3 years.  Home then to watch Question Time.  A lot of shouting and squabbling.  Disgraceful.

WEDNESDAY 15th April 2015.

A rainy, rainy morning! Ugh!   I picked up Tony at 11 and he was hobbling.  He has just had an op on his knee and it is giving him some grief.  We set off for Millom to visit Jock who is spending a little while in St Georges.  He enjoys going there for his "holidays"  We took him out to Haverigg as the sun had come out,  and we enjoyed some excellent fish and chips ( from Haverigg Chippie who must  in contention for being the BEST F&C for miles!) on the foreshore overlooking Haverigg Lagoon. The conversation never ceased and he enjoyed the company I think he made friends with a few seagulls. We dropped him back off in St Georges and then drove home.  I spent a couple of hours on the Poop Deck in the sunshine and then out to chair a meeting at 7.  A good day.

TUESDAY 14th April 2015.

Had a good day but the weather was pretty yuk! More rain expected before brighter spells come Thursday and the weekend. I'll be out " motor-biking"! I heard the sad news that Percy Sledge ( When a Man Loves a Woman) has passed away.  The Election Campaign is gathering pace.  The next 3 weeks are going to be hellish.  Claim and counter-claim.  Slur and counter-slur.  Snide remark and counter snide remark.   Some might even suggest lie and counter-lie? How can we bear it all?  Preps well under way for the St George's Pageant in Ulverston on Saturday 25th April.  Make sure you bring the kids along for a bit of harmless ( and very hammy ) fun.  See St George on his white horse  slay the Dragon! Great fun. In the evening I got all dressed up and out to a meeting and dinner at the Newby Bridge Hotel with a good group of old friends but back home for just after 10 and an early night.

The Lake District weather as it really happens .. !

Another lovely sunny morning. Going to be another beautiful day!

Friday 17th April 2015. , 8.30am

Racing tips from Ralph Spours

Straight from the horses mouth :

Date :FRIDAY 17th April 2015.

NONE for today.  Wait till Saturday.

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!