The theme for Path of Positivity this time is Dedication. Ever since reading the post I have had Roy Castle’s song ‘Dedication’ from the TV series ‘Record Breakers’ running round my head. Those of you reading this who live in the UK may remember it!

When it came down to actually getting something together for the challenge I did have a bit of a problem deciding what to do. Did I go for my eldest daughters dedication in getting qualified as a Veterinary Nurse or my youngest daughter getting her degree despite illness and panic attacks. In the end I decided to do one of my own.

I have always loved mountains and climbing them. However having been born with heart defects over the past few years it has become increasingly difficult to walk up a hill never mind a mountain. So although I have been up Snowdon in the past my mountain climbing days came to an end in August 2005.

I remember the day well, we were visiting friends in Cumbria and they suggested going for a walk up Catbells, one of the smaller but very beautiful hills in the Lakes. Needless to say by the time we were two thirds of the way up I was holding everyone back. So I persuaded the others to carry on up with out me while I stayed to look at the view and await their return. However when they were out of sight I thought to myself that if I went at my own pace I could get a bit further up so that is what I did and I carried on going at my own pace until I managed to surprise myself and everyone else by reaching the summit. I was so thrilled to have achieved it and as a result made a rare scrapbook page of the event.

So here are some photos of the page and of some of the contents of the little book I made to put in photos of the amazing views and thoughts on the climb.


Maybe one day, if the dedicated team at Bristol Heart Institute can do anything, I might be able to make it to the summit of another hill and who knows maybe even a mountain and not by train but on my own two feet!

Thank you for visiting. Take care.


I would like to enter my scrapbook page into the following challenge:
Path of Positivity #30 – Dedication


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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One Response to Dedication

  1. Great page and book. I hopped over from the Path of Positivity challenge voting page.

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