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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

FRIDAY 27th November 2015.

Todays thoughts : Get away for the day

What's On?


Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November


Don't miss it!

Costumes are available for hire so you can join in all the fun of the Festival.  Contact PURE FASHION BOUTIQUE in the Market Place and pick out your costume from their Catalogue.  All available at a modest weekend hire fee. 


Friday 4th December

Ulverston Brolly Parade

A parade down the Canal Tow Path by the light of illuminated umbrellas.

Then join in with the Carol Singing at Canal Foot.


SATURDAY 5th and SUNDAY 6th December

"Ulverston Taste Cumbria Food Fayre"

Festive Food and Gift Stalls.    Free Entertainment.  Father Christmas and Grotto.  GIANT SNOW GLOBE.

Free Parking on Sunday.


Friday 4th December

7.30  at The Coro

" One Voice Community Gospel Choir"

Featuring HEATHER SMALL ( M People )

ALL proceeds go to "A Matter of Kids"

which is a small Ulverston-based Charity

supporting the education of the poor in India.



THURSDAY 26th November.

Another "iffy" day.  Bits of rain and wind.  Non too pleasant.     There is a massive extension /new build at Barrow Shipyard running into many, many,  millions of pounds ( rumoured to exceed 350Million)  and developing hundreds of new jobs.  Such fabulous good news for the whole district.  Whilst getting my kit ready for the Dickensian I managed to damage my Busby Badge clip ( quite valuable).  My good friend Glyn Dunford,  the Mercedes Specialist in North Lonsdale Road,  came to me rescue and managed an extremely clever repair.  Many Thanks Glyn!  the Quiz was good fun with 22 teams competing.  The Rollover was NOT WON so it will be around 85 next week.  And next week is the LAST quiz for 2015.  We re-start on 7th January 2016.

WEDNESDAY 25th November

A much nicer day.  Not yet bright and sunny exactly but much better than the near constant rain we have endured over the last couple of weeks.   Picked Tony up and we set off for Millom to take Jock out for his lunch.  He's have a couple of weeks at St George's and he seems to be enjoying himself.  Got F&C from Haverigg Chip Shop ( Fabulous.  Just perfect) and parked up overlooking the Lagoon.  Fed the leftovers ( not much) to the seagulls,  took him back to St George's and we returned to Ulverston. Out later in the evening meeting Maggie and Peter,  Jim and Peter,  Derek and Sam,  Derrick and Bruce.  Had a  nice evening.  Heard of the  proposal to build a hotel ( Premier Inn/  Travelodge sort) on the Abattoir Site in North Lonsdale Terrace.  The Town is looking nice with lots of the  shops and other premises decorating ready for Dickensian and Christmas. 

TUESDAY 24th November.

More blasted rain to contend with!  During a break in the frequent downpours I went up to the Garage to get the Merc out and took it for it's MOT at Greenodd Service Station.  Mike Dennison most obliging chap!    Hope it flies through as it usually does.  33 years old now and just past 65000 on the clock.  Looks and drives  as good as ever.  Gorgeous car.    The Gill is pretty much cleared now of the barriers that had been up whilst the engineers were sorting out the damage to the culvert.  And just in time, really,   considering just how much rainfall we have had in the last  week or two!  The Christmas Tree is up in the Market Place.  This is an annual Gift to the Town by the Ulverston Traders' Association.  It's a massive tree and looks quite splendid.


Had a good weekend.  Hit a winning streak on the horses on Saturday!  Folding money!  Weather in town was rather chilly but nice and dry.  Sunday was especially lovely with bright blue skies and some sunshine.  Cold though!  Brrrr!  Had a ride out of the Bandit and I did feel the cold especially in my fingers.  Need to get heated grips eh?  Cocktails @ 5 were good with a nice big turn-out. Lots of fun and laughter.  That's the sort of thing good friends can enjoy.

The Lake District weather as it really happens .. !

Dull and overcast.

FRIDAY 27th November 2015. , 8.30am

Racing tips from Ralph Spours

Straight from the horses mouth :

Date :FRIDAY 27th November 2015.

Racing Selections

NONE for today.

Hit a winning streak on Saturday!

Good Luck and be Cautious!  Enjoy racing!

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



The Bookies will win eventually!  Look what happened to Annie Power at Cheltenham!  Odds on favourite ( 1/2 ).  Couldn't lose!  5 lengths ahead of the field and FELL at the last! The Bookies  went home with "Bulging Satchels" and that was only the First Day of 4. If you are lucky enough to win,  just remember 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!