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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

MONDAY 18th December 2017.

Todays thoughts : All Glory is Fleeting

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We will CLOSE at 5pm Tuesday 19th December and RE-OPEN Wednesday 3rd January.

I will,  of course,  be available throughout the Holidays simply by calling  07736255367 or via eMail.

Helen and I wish everyone a

Very Merry Christmas

and a

Happy and Healthy New Year!


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MONDAY 18th December.

What a weekend!  It was the Annual Ball at the Coro and everyone looked absolutely splendid. A few of us had been there setting everything up in the afternoon and the hall looked super.  I got back there,  all suited and booted, ready to check my table setting etc and to receive the guests.  the girls were there all dressed in red to serve out the welcoming drink of Prosecco.  On arrival everyone had their picture taken.  Everyone was on time for "sit-down" at 7.30.  the meal was excellent and there was plenty wine already on the tables.  Each table appointed a "Table Captain" who,  suitably dressed in chef's hat and striped apron, carved the huge joint of beef. The music was by Soul Survivors who are terrific.  The night was a total success.  Brilliant!   I didn't feel like going out on Sunday.

SATURDAY 16th December.

Rain!  Lots of rain!  Good thing that the temperature is not at freezing as the whole country would be at a standstill?  Only a few days before Christmas.   Delivered the remainders of my hand-delivery Christmas Cards.  A very pleasant job.   I will be at the Coro this afternoon helping prepare everything ready for the Banquet this evening.  All the men will be "suited and booted" with Black Tie, and the gorgeous ladies will be  dazzling everyone with their  Sparkly Frocks.  Medals will be worn! It's our annual Christmas Ball and we will have a lovely dinner followed by dancing to Soul Survivors.  Certain to be a super evening.

FRIDAY 15th December

A dry and pleasant morning with some sunny spells expected a little later. Should be a nice weekend. 10 days and it will be Christmas Day! The town is looking quite lovely  with the beautiful lights and the Christmas Tree twinkling beautifully.  I live in a lovely part of the world.  I caught up with Episode 3 on Bancroft on the iPlayer and then straight on,  at 9 to watch the 4th,  and final, Episode.  Whooo!  What a thriller!

THURSDAY 14th December.

The snow has gone,  just a few remnants on "the tops" and rain has come in it's stead.   Friday and Saturday look as if they will be very nice with sunny intervals,  so a walk up to the waterfalls looks likely!  My iPhone had been losing it's charge,   so it was necessary to take a run through to Barrow to get a new battery. I hope that the replacement battery will sort out the problem. I delivered a few more of the Christmas Cards and called in to see some friends.  Always a pleasure.   We are CLOSING for Christmas next Tuesday  (19th ) and will not be  re-opening until Wednesday 3rd January 2018.  2018 !  How quickly the years go by?  Do they go more quickly as you get older?  What do you think?

The Lake District weather as it really happens .. !

Rain! Rain! And yet more rain!

SATURDAY 16th December., 8.30am

Racing tips from Ralph Spours

Straight from the horses mouth :

Date :MONDAY 18th December 2017

NO Tips for today;

Saturday Results; One winner and one 3rd. from 4 selections. Poor result.  Must try harder!


Please take note of the following;

Good Luck and only put on what you are prepared to LOSE!

Please do remember, "When the fun stops, STOP!"

Good Luck and be Cautious!  Enjoy your racing!

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


If you do WIN, be warned that the Bookies are only LENDING you the dosh.  They will get it back.  That's a Racing Certainty!


Have you ever wondered how bookies  have wives dripping in gold, live in posh houses and drive flashy cars?  Just think about it for a moment or two.  You will soon figure it out!

Good Luck!