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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........
Ralph Spours
" GOOD HEALTH "

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.

I look forward to meeting you ..
A blog on daily Cumbrian Life by Ralph Spours

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

THURSDAY 23rd October

Todays thoughts : What a night.

LATEST ADDITIONS TO MY REGISTER

 CROW TREE BARN.  Swarthmoor.  Luxuriously,  recently completely refurbished Detached 4 Bedroomed Barn Conversion .  2 Jacuzzi bathrooms,  Massive Lounge,  Fabulous Kitchen and Family Room, big gardens etc etc.  Super.  Tickety Boo!  450,000

GAWITH FIELD COTTAGE. Arrad Foot. ( Close to the boundary of the Lake District National Park) An idyllic Lakeland Cottage with 3 (double) bedrooms and set in exquisite, totally private,  gardens extending to 1/2 acre or thereabouts.  Gorgeous!  420,000

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ULVERSTON CARNIVAL 2014

Go on Youtube and search  Ulverston Carnival Stocks 2014.

We raised 2950.00 in under 30 minutes!

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WHAT IS ON? 

OCTOBER

The wonderful

CANDLE LIT WALK

is set for

FRIDAY 31st OCTOBER , Halloween.

meeting at Gill Banks/The Gill at 6.30pm.   Oooooooooooooh!

The kids will love it!

NOVEMBER

Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November

The Incredible

Ulverston Dickensian Festival

Got your costume yet? 

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WEDNESDAY 22nd October

The winds have subsided but have left behind a trail of havoc with trees blown down and structural damage too.  And the trees have  lost lots of their leaves as a consequence so  driving can be hazardous and very slippery, especially on the country lanes,  so do be careful.  I only worked for the morning and took the afternoon off.  Had a ride up to Kendal to see how busy, or otherwise,  their shopping centre is.  They have a proliferation ( good word?) of Charity Shops and lots of empty units.  Their Open Market is as dire as ours here in Ulverston,  so something MUST be done to counteract such decline.  I found a good Italian restaurant and enjoyed  Carbonara before making my way back to Ulverston.  I stopped off at Gummers How and read the Telegraph.  The views,  somewhat obscured by the mists,  were quite dramatic.  I like being up there.  Read the paper from  front to back and failed miserably with the Crossword.  Home then and a nice tea followed by some intense practice on the guitar as it is my lesson on Thursday and I am a bit behind.  I watched those mad lads on the British Super Bike Championship which was won by Shane Byrne.  Absolutely fearless those lads.  Over 170mph on the straights.  Phew!  He won the final race by 5 hundreths of a second!  You cannot get much closer than that.  I met up with everyone at The Rose for Music Night and ended up at The Hope fro the last one.

TUESDAY 21st October.

A wet and very windy day. The last bits of Hurricane Gonzalo so they say. Damage has been caused to buildings and some trees have been uprooted and caused some traffic problems. It is an ill wind that blows nobody any good, so the Builders and Roofers are clapping their hands !  It was so much a  very Autumn Day, with leaves swirling around and high winds making driving hazardous,  so please Drive Carefully!  I called to see how my old pal Jock was getting on. He was sitting in his conservatory and confessed that he had not stepped outside the door.  The river that runs through his garden was in flood and very spectacular.  Finally Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced,  getting 5 years of which they are confidently saying that he will only have to serve a sixth ( 10 months ).  Fantastic and brilliant news from Poland telling of a man who was paralysed caused by a stabbing 4 years ago,  has had a transplant of stem cells from his nose into his spine and they have gown and connected up and as a consequence he is able to walk, albeit very slowly!  How wonderful is that?  Had a nice evening in and did a good bit of practice on my guitar.  Practice makes perfect?  We will see.

MONDAY 20th October

A rather mixed up day with sunshine for a moment then rain. Not nice at all! Got on well and caught up nicely with my Accounts. And they all balance with the bank statement at first attempt. How about that? The Wild Animal Park have lost a monkey, so watch out.  Can not imagine that the monkey will be very happy in this weather. I suspect he would rather be back at the  park with all his mates and being fed properly?   I went up to have tea with Clare and Martin. Josh had come home from work early as he  had not been feeling so good.  Had a very nice chicken curry and then left at 6.30 as I had been invited out for the evening by Tony T,  and the meeting was starting at 7.30.  So it was a quick shower and change of clothes.  Got there nicely before time and had a very pleasant evening with a good crowd of friends.




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 :
Quite mild this morning. Remaining dry for the moment but some rain is on its way.

THURSDAY 23rd OCTOBER 2014., 8.30am

The Lake District weather as it really happens ..



Racing tips from Ralph Spours

Straight from the horses mouth :

Date : THURSDAY 23rd October 2014.

NONE for today.


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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!