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Ralph Spours
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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

FRIDAY 31st October

Todays thoughts : Come along.

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

TONIGHT!

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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THURSDAY 30th October

A very mild day. The  temperatures are most unseasonable despite it being overcast.  And it is going to exceed 60F on Friday which is Halloween.  There is a splendid CANDLELIT WALK arranged for the children to enjoy setting off from The Gill/Gill Banks at 6.30.  There will be a  large turnout I am sure and every credit must go to the organisers of the event.  The weather is set fair and it will be a terrific success.  There was a group of strolling musicians in the Market Place and they were well appreciated.  They were a personable group and  the atmosphere was lovely and it brought smiles onto every face.    We had  several visitors into the office during the day, which is a regular thing on Market Day Thursday! I attended the crowded Coronation Hall for the Cumbria Auction House.  Most of the Lots were sold with only a couple failing to reach the Reserve.  The Farmers Quiz was also packed to the doors.  It is half term of course, and  there were Uni Students there.  The Rollover was WON by JOHN SOUTHCOTT.  He picked up 93.75 as he knew the answer to the Year Question ( Q;  In which year were the Busby Babes killed in an air crash in Munich?)  He knew immediately as he is a keen United Fan.  Well Done John!

WEDNESDAY 29th October.

A gloriously sunny morning and clear blue skies.  Got all set and took off at 9.30 for a walk on the Fells.  Had it all planned out and went up to Blind Lane at Satterthwaite ( Grizedale) with a full rucksack and a flask of coffee.  I followed my planned rout and discovered a waterfall with  two carved bathers being permanently soaked by the cascade.  Further up was the most peaceful and tranquil tarn imaginable.  There was not a breath of wind and the waters reflected the surrounding trees and fell.  I took some cracking pictures.  Sat on the shore having a snack and  completely a peace with the world.  Marvellous.  Back down the fell to the car-park  and my appetite was ravenous with the good walk and fresh air.  I thought I would pop into the Red Lion at Lowick for a nice lunch.  Got there and it was shut!  Damn!  Travelled on into Coniston and stopped off at The Ship ( What a crazy name for a pub perched high on the hill?).  I had the steak and black pudding pie with  fresh veg sitting outdoors in the lovely sunshine and admiring the view,  and it was just what the Doctor ordered.  Excellent. Called down to the Coniston Sailing Club and had a stroll along the shore of the lake then drove up to Walna Scar ( crowded) and watched those fellows in their flying parachute wings ( I have included that experience onto my Bucket List ),  then home.  Had a refreshing bath whilst watching on e of my favourite films Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines.   Terry Thomas is WONDERFUL!  My hero!  Out to a meeting in Barrow of the Boxing Committee and back to Ulverston by 9.30.  Straight out to meet up with some palls in The Rose where Pete Cassells and Julie Rogerson were playing. Brilliant stuff.  Last one in the H&A and then home at the end of a superb day.  What a lucky fellow I am!

TUESDAY 28th October

Clare and Martin are back from visiting Marissa in Cambridge. They have had a wonderful time which included punting on the Cam and visiting the Tower of London  to admire the Poppies.  They went to what they described as the best Indian Restaurant in the Country in Brick Lane.  Martin had been before,  and if it appealed to martin then it really MUST be pretty good.  Marissa is doing fine and thoroughly enjoying her internship at the research laboratories.   Lisa,  Dennis and  Amber are still in Abu Dhabi enjoying their holiday in the sunshine and are due back Wednesday.   Spent a nice evening in  hurting my fingertips again practicing my guitar.


MONDAY 27th October.

Had a good day at work.  the weather was rather iffy and there was some light rain throughout the entire day.  And of course,  with the hour going off the clocks,  it got dark early.  The traffic is still being delayed badly at Lindal with the temporary traffic lights.  It was backing up as far as the Urswick turn-off.  I think some folk would have gone through the lanes or via the Coast Road to avoid the congestion. Not so easy for  the heavy goods wagons though.  And very frustrating of course. Do not forget the Candlelit Walk this Friday ( Halloween) meeting in The Gill from 6.30ish.  Lots for the kids to enjoy.  I stayed in for the evening,  snug and warm and made myself a rather nice Madras Chicken Curry.





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

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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 :
A lovely, and very mild, morning.

FRIDAY 31st OCTOBER 2014., 8.30am

The Lake District weather as it really happens ..



Racing tips from Ralph Spours

Straight from the horses mouth :

Date : FRIDAY 31st October 2014.

NO SELECTIONS for today.

Wait for Saturday!

Picked up some nice Folding Money from Corals on Saturday with ELM PARK.  Hope you were on it too.

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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! 

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!