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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

THURSDAY 21st September 2017.

Todays thoughts : Great oaks from little acorns grow.

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WEDNESDAY 20th September

Helen is back from Crete and looking very well with a very deep suntan!  They have obviously had a great time  but I'm sure she's glad to be back at work?  Had a good morning followed by a Steering Committee meeting for Heart of Ulverston at Glaxo.  Lots and lots of nominations and it was a hard job for each of us to make our selections.  No member knows the choices of any other member.  It is a complete secret voting system so no one knows who has won any of the various categories.  That will only be disclosed on the night ( October 20th at The Coro).  A fabulous event.    I joined my friends for a very pleasant evening out,  firstly at The Sun and then on to The Capitola for Music Night.  Very nice indeed.

TUESDAY 19th September

A beautiful early Autumn day.  Clear skies and some pleasant sunshine but noticeably cooler and the leaves are rapidly changing and will shortly be a photographers dream when the Autumn Colours develop.  Golds and reds and every colour in between. I am forever telling people just how lucky I am to live here as the scenery is always beautiful but,  in my view,  Autumn is THE time of year where the Lake District is at it's most splendid.  So long as you are wearing the right clothing, the right footwear, and carrying the right kit,  ( and not doing anything foolish or taking stupid ill considered risks) walking in the Lake District then is when it is the most impressive.  there are always folk who ignore the simple rules and it  is sometimes necessary to call out the Mountain Rescue teams.  Be sure to donate  whenever you see them collecting!  You never know when it might be YOU  they are called out to rescue!

MONDAY 18th September.

My replacement Broadband Router arrived and it emphasises just how dependent we are all becoming on the Internet.  I felt as if my arms had been cut off but now things are back to what we consider as "normal". So I had another good day and got on very well.  Of course the heating is on keeping me pleasantly snug.  September and central heating on!   Things are speeding up for the Heart of Ulverston 2017.   All the nominations are in now and there is a steering committee meeting on Wednesday to vet them all and select  the final 3 in each category.  An then it is all systems "go" for the Gala Night set for Friday 20th October in the Coronation Hall.  It really is a splendid occasion and I have been asked to act as Host for the fifth time.  I am very proud.


Profound apologies to all my readers!  My Broadband has been "down" since Wednesday,  but as you can see I'm back up and running on gas again!   The Lantern Procession was fantastic and I think it must have been the biggest yet.  The Fair was also in town and there was some bother  with 22 arrests!  Why do some folk want to spoil things ? I went to Thwaites near Millom in the Merc 380 SL  for the Car and Bike Show.  A super day with lovely sunshine,  lovely vehicles and lots of nice folk around.  A great success.   Had a change of venue for Cocktails @ 5,  we all went to the Devonshire!  And it was very pleasant.  And the Guinness is a lot cheaper too! So things were Tickety Boo!

The Lake District weather as it really happens .. !

Heavy cloud and rain for much of the day. Ugh!

WEDNESDAY 20th September, 8.30am

Racing tips from Ralph Spours

Straight from the horses mouth :

Date :WEDNESDAY 20th September 2017

 NO Tips for today.

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!