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 21st August 2017.

Todays thoughts : Carpe Diem

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LOWICK SHOW ( L'all Royal )


SUNDAY 27th August


Chapel Island Picnic Walk

Led by the Bay Guide

Setting off from Canal Foot at 10.15.

Tickets ( £3.50 Adults and £2,00 Children) available

from my offices

Tickets are limited.

This is a lovely day out.

Be sure to take a picnic and wear suitable clothing.


SUNDAY 20th August

Had a bit of a lie-in and then followed my regular Sunday Morning Routine and as the weather looked ok ( just ok) I decided to take the Merc for a spin.  It gives me great pleasure to even look at my car.  and to drive it,  well, it's marvelous!  Sill only just past 67000 on the clock and she is 35 years old.  Tucked the old girl,  up cosy and warm,  ready for another nice day.  Home then and on the Poop Deck for an hour or so and later enjoyed Johnnie Walker.  Met up with Willy,  Belinda,  Maggie and Peter,  Sue and Dave in the Farmers for Cocktails @ 5 finishing up at The Rose.  Watched Far From The Madding Crowd.  Big mistake.  Re-makes of cracking good films seldom turn out anywhere near as good as the original.  Julie Christie , Terence Stamp, Peter Finch,  Alan Bates.  Fabulous!  Who could beat them?

SATURDAY 19th August.

Another good day.  Even some sunshine to enjoy.  Just worked until about 1 then whizzed around the town to do my weekend shopping.  Lots of folk in town.  I watched some of the racing on the box and some time on the Poop Deck .  Made a scrummy meal which I washed down with a bottle of Merlot.  Delicious.  I thoroughly enjoyed the tribute to Bruce Forsyth.  What a man!

FRIDAY 18th August.

It's my beautiful granddaughter's 7th birthday today!   DARCY SPOURS-BAYLIFF.  Happy Birthday darling and have  a  lovely party.

Friday was a very windy day so the Roofers  will be clapping their hands and expecting lots of phone calls!  Had a good day at work and viewed a property which is highly individual.  Some people have fantastic vision a talent which is very rare.   That property  deserves to be on a tv show it is so lovely.  I went out for Early Doors and met up with a good crowd.  Willy,  Dave and Sue,  Belinda,  Gary and Laura, Andy and Karen and then Peter and Maggie came in.  Maggie was on a stick as she has just had an operation on her foot so she was limping a bit and was seeking lots of sympathy from the assembled crowd.  I just stayed out for "a couple" and then home and got the BeeGee's on YouTube.  FANTASTIC!


Ulverston Carnival Sponsored Stocks

Here is a list of those Brave Souls in the Sponsored Stocks this year, ( Raising £5218 in 30 minutes),   in no particular order;

Wendy The Capitola, Rob Cairns, Graham Scrogham,  Tony Martinez,  Jackie and Bethany Graham-Kevan, James Crayston, Mark Hornby,  Simon Barton  (Decking Doctor),  Colin Tregellis,    Emma Thompson,  Michelle Salisbury,  Sandra Buck (The Barber Shop),  Graham Dickinson,  John McKeown,  Bob Needham, Martin Chapman,  Craig Sherrington ( Virginia House), Joanne Clayton-Brown ( Hope and Anchor) and ME!

If you,  or you know of someone who,  would like to be part of this team for 2018,  then please let me know.  You  MUST be able to guarantee at least £100 in sponsorship money though!  The current team managed an AVERAGE of £260 each!!  Can you match that? 

Do you want to be part of this elite club?



Do you want  your Club, Organisation,  Company,  Business,  Family or Street want to have a float in the Carnival next year?

Let me know, and I'll send you all the details.

The Lake District weather as it really happens .. !

Overcast and rather chilly.

MONDAY 21st August., 8.30am

Racing tips from Ralph Spours

Straight from the horses mouth :

Date :MONDAY 21st August 2017

NO Tips for today .

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!