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All the money in the world is no substitute" . Quite true then! ... and ... Quite true now!

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

TUESDAY 6th December2016

Todays thoughts : Just the ticket!


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SATURDAY 17th December

The UCC  Charity Black Tie Banquet and Ball at the Coronation Hall.  Champagne Reception.  3 course Dinner.  12 piece Live Band.  Raffle.   Charity Auction.  All tickets  sold!


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MONDAY 5th December

A rather gloomy day, but things will improve by mid-week. Had a good day at work and got on well.  Caught up with a little back-log that I had been a little bit neglectful on.  I detest  being "behind" with anything,  especially work.  Promptness has always been my watchword.   I watched Our Guy in China.  What a man!  He's up for anything.  And he is such a likeable bloke.   The scandal that is breaking out in the Football ranks is gathering more pace.  Such a shame.

SUNDAY 4th December

A gloriously sunny morning.   Clear blue skies and amazingly mild too.  Couldn't stay in  with such wonderful weather to enjoy so off I went to Gummers How.  Lots of other folk had the same idea and the car-park was full to overflowing.  Wonderful views of course and still a few specks of snow on the Lakeland Fells.  I was home before it became dark and watched a little of the  Snooker Championships with Ronnie O'Sullivan and Mark Lester.  Magical stuff.  met up with Willy, Ged, Sue and Dave for Cocktails @ 5 and we all had a good time.  Home then to see the  last frames of eth Snooker.  What a shame that someone has to lose as they were both quite brilliant. End result;  10-8.  Great stuff!  

 SATURDAY 3rd December 

A lovely autumn day and plenty to do not finishing till almost 4pm.  Home to a warm and cosy remainder of the afternoon watching the racing on Channel 4 + 1.  It's only 3 weeks to Christmas Eve.  Where has this year disappeared to?   Big upsets in the Football world with accusations of historical sexual abuse.  Police forces around the country are involved.  Seems like another huge scandal brewing up into what might become a very  big storm.  Sad news that "Manuel" of Fawlty Towers has passed away.  What a fabulous show and what a fabulous character he played.   I've have the box set and have watched all 12 episodes time and time again and even that I know every word I STILL laugh and giggle out loud.

FRIDAY 2nd December.

A cooler morning but still much milder than "normal" fro this time of year.  Went out to Greenodd to pick up the Merc after it's MOT  (  NO advisories! )  Not bad for a 34 year old car?  Approaching Greenodd there had just been a crash with a car on the central reservation.  Later the Police arrived and then the  Air Ambulance which caused a bit of a traffic hold-up of course.   Met up with Willy for Early Doors and town was "heaving".  Crowds of folk enjoying Ulverston including lots of folk that I had never seen before. 

THURSDAY 1st December.

Officially the First Day of Winter.  Should be freezing cold yet it is quite mild,  even balmy!    Had a good day at work again though things always slow down at this time of year.  I made up the questions for the Farmer's Quiz all on the theme of Christmas.  The place was packed,  not a seat to be had and we all had a great night.  Phil got the chance to go fro the money in the Rollover ( £343.50) but unfortunately he missed it be just a tiny margin.  It would have been  great if he had been able to win as it was the FINAL  quiz of 2016  ( starting again Thursday 5th January) when the Rollover will have climbed to about £370!  Ooooh!

The Lake District weather as it really happens .. !

Chilly this morning. Much warmer tomorrow.

TUESDAY 6th December, 8.30am

Racing tips from Ralph Spours

Straight from the horses mouth :

Date :TUESDAY 6th December 2016

NONE for today

St Leger 2016.

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!