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

THURSDAY 18th January 2018.

Todays thoughts : All Glory is Fleeting

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ALEXA's Joke of the day; 

Q;  What do you get if you cross a cow with a trampoline?

A;  A milkshake!  Boom!  Boom!


THURSDAY 18th January.

A very chilly day and with some wind too.  Overnight the snow did come but Ulverston Town Centre was free of it.  Hoad hill is nicely covered and looks lovely.  There  has been a dreadful,  fatal,  accident at Backbarrow with a 76 year old lady losing her life.  It was a one-vehicle accident and the road in both directions was shut for several hours.  How awful.  The  Premier Inn is ready for it's official opening on 26th of January.  Externally is certainly looks very big and very impressive.  Snow is heavier in the northern part of the County with the road into Scotland  blocked and frequent  accidents.  I'm acting as MC at the  Boxing Tournament in Grange tomorrow and many of the boxers come from many miles away so I hope all is clear for them.    Work has started on the refurbishment of the Farmer's Arms with a couple of JCB diggers in the rear little car park where the new kitchens are to be sited.

TUESDAY 16th January.

Started off with a quick visit to my Dentist.  Everything seems ok with my teeth so that's a good thing.   Had a good day with a couple of interesting trips out.  Had a very nice tea at Clare's before attending Town Council when I was permitted to speak fro the Ulverston Traders' Association.   The Council voted 10 - 1 to REFUSE the Beehive Retail development.

MONDAY 15th January

I had a very pleasant weekend,  certainly helped by finding 2 WINNERS form 3 selections on Saturday at Kempton! The Premier Inn at Lonsdale Road is ready to "Open it's Doors" on 26th of this month.  It looks quite lovely and BIG!  I'm sure it will do very well.  Sunday was a bit grey and damp so I stayed in and pottered around  much of the day.  Crosswords,  Guitar,  Music and Papers to read.  All very cosy and comfortable.  Out for Cocktails @ 5 in the Farmers and the last one in the Jammey Kelly of eth Rose.  Met up with Mark and Daniel and really enjoyed the conversation.  Home then,  to find  "Auf Weidersen, Pet" is back on the box.  Great stuff!

The Lake District weather as it really happens .. !

Damp and chilly!

THURSDAY 18th January 2018., 8.30am

Racing tips from Ralph Spours

Straight from the horses mouth :

Date :THURSDAY 18th January 2018

NO tips for Today

TIPS FOR SATURDAY ;  Just 3 for today.  Perhaps worth a bit of a flutter?

KEMPTON PARK;  1.30.   Bishops Court.   2.05.  Waiting Patiently.   3.15.  Fountains Windfall.


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!