Welcome one and all - I am pleased to offer an obligation free, and above all personal service to each of my valued customers.

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

MONDAY 23rd January 2017

Todays thoughts : Carpe Diem!

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SUNDAY 22nd January

Had a LONG lie-in till 11and then followed my usual Sunday Morning Routine.  Stayed in all day and watched the fantastic Ronnie "Rocket" 0'Sullivan in the final of the Snooker.  He is a magician.   Out at 5 for Cocktails @ 5 with Dave and Helen A,  Bryn and Val,  Anna and Paul in the Farmers  before setting off for the Avanti Capitola where we were entertained by Billy Scott and his group.  Great music!   Home by 8 though to watch the concluding frames of the snooker.  The crown eventually going to Ronnie!  Great stuff!

SATURDAY 21st January

Up with the larks and at the Coro fro 8.30 as it was Auditions Day for Lakes Got Talent of which I am a Sponsor AND a Judge!  It's in it's the fifth year and the standard is getting higher and higher.  38 auditions to get through.  Phew!  James and his team  are marvelous and deserve  much praise.  After the auditions the Judges retired to the Kiosk where Simon Luscombe  with his gorgeous Range Rover in gleaming white was waiting together with Guy McCullough in his fabulous  Convertible BMW 640,  also in gleaming white, picked us up and drove  us to the Coro where James had assembled a massive crowd who were all shouting and screaming and taking heaps of photos as we got out the cars and made our way up the RED CARPET to the hall.  Once inside the Judging Results were announced together with the WILD CARDS.  What a night the  Grand Final will be!  Saturday 17th March.  GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!  Just heard that the Coro Box Office Website has CRASHED due to the volume of  calls!  WOW!!

FRIDAY 20th January.

Another busy day and the weather turned out to be nice too!  The big news of course is the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.  Just about everyone is wondering what is in store with Donald Trump in charge?     It was the FSL Freemasons Annual Boxing Tournament at the Cumbria Grand hotel in Grange and I act as MC for the event and I have done so for the past 23 or 24 years!  Got there a6.30 and already the car parks were crammed.  We had a brilliant night with some excellent  bouts and  raising yet more funds  ( £180,000 raised in the last 31 years!) for Masonic and Local Charities.  Met up with lots and lots of my Masonic friends.  Always a great pleasure.  Got home just after 1!!!

THURSDAY 19th January.

Another rather overcast day but noticeably milder so the bulbs are shooting through now.  Spring is "just around the corner"?   Had another good day,  and as it was Market Day we had a stream of visitors just popping in to say "hello".  And Isn't that nice ?  Measured up a very nice detached property at Rampside complete with First Floor Lounge AND a Balcony to sit out on and sip a nice glass of wine  whilst enjoying the wonderful view over to Roa Island and the Castle on Piel Island.  Pretty good?   We had a great night at the Quiz.  We always do but this quiz was a corker!   Jane  had the chance to go for the Rollover ( £93.50 ) but I'm sorry to say she didn't come up with the right answer so it rolls over to next week when it will be about £120!  Oooh!

The Lake District weather as it really happens .. !

A dry but chilly morning.

MONDAY 23rd January, 8.30am

Racing tips from Ralph Spours

Straight from the horses mouth :

Date :MONDAY 23rd January 2017

NONE  for today.


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!