Thursday, 3 January 2013

3/365 Certificate of Merit


Still in the grip of the lurghy, it's nice to remember (considerably) previous achievements. 

This was issued after an expedition organised by my late grandfather Eric Arnison. He wanted us to be the last people to the top of the highest mountain in Lancashire. The county boundaries changed very soon after our ascent. One of Boy One's middle names is Eric and this is partly why. 

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  1. I love this Ellen, what a fabulous memory

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  2. That is amazing! I'm glad you decided to give the project a go.

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    1. Thanks. I'm not sure how consistent I'll be if I'm already taking pictures of pictures!

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  3. What a lovely photograph and so nice to remember past achievements, not just recent ones.

    Thanks for linking up

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  4. wow! what a fantastic achievement! well done you :)
    hope you are feeling better now x

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  5. Great memory and wishes for a speedy recovery

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  6. I love this. I've climbed the Old Man of Conistion several times but it was in Cumbria then. I didn't get a certificate either. Your Grandfather sounds like a very special man.

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  7. A lovely memory. My Mr's middle name is the same x

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  8. Wow! A very specific age for such an achievement! Well done!!
    Hope you get back to full strength quickly.
    Popping over from TBAM's linky.

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  9. A young age for a big achievement. Well done indeed.

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    1. The family joke is that we're all bred to walk long distances, like donkeys.

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  10. A fabulous memory and a great achievement at such a young age. I saw this on pinterest the other day and love it, showed it to my husband and we are determined to do a certificate like this for our son's first trip up a mountain

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    1. My bigger two's first mountain was Ben Lomond and I got them personalised mugs to mark the occasion. They were a bit older though.

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  11. I love this, and what a great piece of family history to keep hold of. I think I love your grandfather. :)

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  12. Lovely memories, and a fantastic achievement at such a young age, can't beat boundary changes!

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  13. Great achievement. Nice to remember things we've achieved in the past, especially as a New Year begins.

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  14. What a wonderful memory of your granda. I hope you're feeling better now x

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  15. What a wonderful memory. I remember camping on the old man of Coniston and it was very windy!

    Thisdayilove

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  16. WOW - makes it wothwhile keeping the kids certificates, love looking back at mine!

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  17. Now that wasn't what I was expecting to see, well done on that. Apart from academic stuff I think all I've got are my ballet certificates!

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  18. I love things like this... what a great piece of history :) x

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  19. great family history to treasure

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  20. Wow what a lovely thing to do - and such an achievement.

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