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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.

I look forward to meeting you ..

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

FRIDAY 24th March 2017

Todays thoughts : Carpe Diem!

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THURSDAY 23rd March.

A total contrast to yesterday as it's delightfully sunny and bright!  No snow and it's quite mild too.  And it's Market Day in Ulverston so there are lots of good folk milling around soaking up the sunshine and that uniqueness that is "Ulverston".  Big News!  NATWEST have announced the CLOSURE of their Ulverston Branch on 27th September 2017.  This comes hot on the heels of HSBC which closed it's doors in November.  That only leaves Barclays in County Square and TSB Lloyds ( which is only open 4 days a week ).  It is put down to online banking that has been encouraged but it does leave a problem for shopkeepers who still deal in cash and need to deposit their takings each day, and,  of course,  those members of the public who are not Computer savvy.  There is,  of course,  the Building Societies  ( Cumberland,  Furness and Santander ) but would they be able to fill in?  begs the question of how long it will be before we become a cashless society and rely on cards for everything?  The Farmers Quiz was excellent with 19 teams battling it out.  Great bit of simple fun.  The Rollover was NOT WON so it will be about £100 next week.  Ooooh!

WEDNESDAY 22nd March

SNOW! Yes! It has been snowing overnight and the A590 at Newby Bridge is closed! No snow on the ground in Ulverston though many of the cars still have evidence on their roofs. Dreadful news of a terrorist attack at the Houses of Parliament with a Policeman stabbed to death  and at least one member of the public dead too.  There are  several others seriously injured. What is happening to this world? I met up with Jim and Peter 1,  Peter 2,  Derek, Bryn, Val, Dave and Helen in The Sun before tripping off to the Avanti Capitola to enjoy the music.  Very pleasant.

TUESDAY 21st March.

Distinctly cooler and during the day there were even a couple of little HAIL showers!   Stayed in the office pretty well all day completing all the preparations for two AGM's which are due shortly.   It was Dame Vera Lynn's 100th Birthday!  How marvelous is that?  A wonderful lady loved by everyone.  A bit of controversy on the news reporting the death at age 66 of Martin McGuinness.  I'm not getting involved in that discussion, one way or the other.   It's the Royal Society of St George Challenge Shield this weekend in Barrow where the four teams from the Army Cadets,  Marine Cadets,  Sea Cadets and Air Cadets face up to a variety of challenges.  Brilliant stuff and I act as " Scorer".

The Lake District weather as it really happens .. !

Another gloriously sunny morning.

FRIDAY 24th March , 8.30am

Racing tips from Ralph Spours

Straight from the horses mouth :

Date :FRIDAY 24th March 2017

NO tips for today.

Take Care!  Only bet what you are fully prepared to lose. 

When the fun stops,  STOP!


St Leger 2016.

Click on and be amazed. Watch my selection triumph!


WOW!!!  Harbour Law triumphed at a price of 33/1 and I had a "lump" on it!!  Picked up a nice pile of £20's. Bingo!

 Hope you followed my example?


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

Remember, when the fun stops, STOP!

Good Luck and be Cautious!  Enjoy racing!

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




Remember that if you win, 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!