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A blog on daily Cumbrian Life by Ralph Spours

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

THURSDAY 28th AUGUST

Todays thoughts : So what?

ULVERSTON CARNIVAL

Go on Youtube and search  Ulverston Carnival Stocks 2014.

We raised 2950.00 in under 30 minutes!

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Heart of Ulverston Awards 2014.

Have you considered nominating someone/group for one of these prestigious awards?

The categories are as follows; Citizen of the year.  Community Group/Project.  Teacher.  Sports Volunteer.  Parent/Guardian.  Lifetime Achievement Award. Young Citizen of the Year.  Carer.  Courage Award.  Environmental Award.  Employee of the Year.

Nomination Forms are available in my office or I can send one to you via email.

Why not do it?

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WHAT IS ON? 

SEPTEMBER

4th - 6th September;  Camra Charter Beer Festival.

6th - 13th September;  Ulverston Charter Festival.

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Tuesday 16th - Saturday 20th September; 

Ulverston Society of Artists Exhibition at the Coronation Hall Supper Room

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Saturday 13th September;  The Fabulous Ulverston Lantern Procession.

27th September;  Ulverston Apple Day  ( New Festival )

OCTOBER

Wednesday 15th October; 

 23rd Ulverston Festival of Fashion.  Coronation Hall.

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17th October;  British Legion Festival of Dance.    Coronation Hall. 

NOVEMBER

Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November; 

The Incredible Ulverston Dickensian Festival

Got your costume yet? 

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THURSDAY 28th August

A lovely day in Ulverston.  Sunshine and only the lightest of light showers.  Hardly enough to water the flowers.  Had a good day and lots of visitors in town soaking up the atmosphere that is Ulverston.  Did not finish till just before 7 and that was just right as 7 is time for my Guitar lesson. Josh arrived spot on time.  He is pleased with my progress and, frankly,  so am I.  Got W&P and off to the Farmers Quiz. The place was packed and we had 26 teams competing.  The Rollover ( 328.25) was NOT WON. ( In which year was MALCOMB X assassinated).  Sarah had the chance to go for the money and she seemed very confident in her answer but she was a little confused with Martin Luther King,  so, sadly, she did NOT walk home with a bundle of fivers in her purse.  Aaaaaah!  It should be  around 350 next week.  Lovely Sarah ( Big Joe Harrisons daughter was in with her family,  as was Mike and Jenny,  together with their daughter Charlotte paying us a very welcome visit.  Tony Smith the Dentist called in to see me.  His place in Broughton is just off the Square, behind the Petrol Station and is called the Old Filling Station!  Pretty good?

WEDNESDAY 27th August.

A lovely cloudless sky and an abundance of glorious sunshine.  So I only worked till 11 or so then got all kitted up fro a day out on the fells.  Took my recently acquired blow-up canoe and a big bag of sandwiches,  boiled eggs,  crisps and coffee.  Oh!  And a copy of the Telegraph. Went up to Blawith and parked as near as I could to Beacon Tarn.   Had a go at blowing the canoe up,  but it needs a much more powerful pump than the one I have,  so I abandoned that idea and packed it away in the back of the Jag.  Climbed up to Beacon Tarn and it was as beautiful as ever.  Peaceful and tranquil and outstandingly beautiful.  What a marvellous part of the country I  live in ?   Found my favourite spot and settled down in the lovely sunshine. Then I heard some laughter and splashing.   There were three good people swimming in the tarn.  Must have been rather chilly I thought so any possible thoughts of me copying  them were immediately dismissed.  Read my papers,  had a snooze,  and enjoyed my picnic.  Home then for tea and a W&P and went out fro Music Night.  Could hear the din as soon as I left home.  I like loud music as much as anyone but that music was way too loud.  My poor eardrums could not tolerate it for more than a minute.  So I repaired to the Farmers where I met up with Maggie and Peter, Anna and Paul.  Called into the H&A for a swift half then home much earlier than usual.  Straight to bed and off to bobos.


TUESDAY 26th August.

Another nice, busy day to get on with.   An d pleasant sunshine to  do it in too!  Dreadful news breaking about child abuse in Rotherham.   Simply scandalous that this sort of thing was allowed to go on  despite numerous reports to the so called authorities.  The main excuse seems to have been that they were afraid of being called racist.  It all happened some years ago and many of the officers involved have moved onwards  and,  presumably,  upwards, and may well have responsible positions now elsewhere.  I hope they feel contented with themselves and satisfied with their work.  I rather think some of them may be just having a few sleepless nights.    Had tea on then Poop Deck and enjoyed the sunshine till it finally disappeared.




Another day in the, very full, and exciting,  life of a Lake District  Market -Town Estate Agent.

I am proud to be

THE ONLY NATURALISED ULVERSTONIAN IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!

To help enrich your day,  I try to include  much more information than you might normally expect on an Estate Agent's website. This is for you to digest and enjoy.   If you have an idea you think I should adopt, and would  make my website even better, then please, do get in touch by sending an eMail to;   ralphspours@btconnect.com   NOW!

What the Cumbrian skies bring us today :
It will be a rather rainy day today. Sorry!

FRIDAY 29th August.2014., 8.30am

The Lake District weather as it really happens ..



Racing tips from Ralph Spours

Straight from the horses mouth :

Date : FRIDAY 29th August 2014.

SELECTIONS for today.

BANGOR on DEE;  2.50. Think its all Over.   3.25.  Never Never.   4.35.  Prince Khurran.    5.05. One For Hocky. 

Her is a chance for a 4 timer.

Please remember to only bet what you can afford to lose, as its all just for a bit of fun.  

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!