Me and Mine: January 2017 – A trophy for Sophie

The thing I love most about the Me and Mine project is capturing moments and memories of the four of us as a family.  Looking back each month; seeing the little changes as the children get bigger and revisiting memories of the things we’ve done as a family.


Back in August last year, I shared three photos for my Me and Mine project. Three photos from our summer adventure – travelling from Land’s End to John O’Groats by train and bus. This month’s photos are from the Land’s End – John O’Groats Association annual awards which took place last weekend in Torquay. During the awards evening, new members receive their certificates and membership cards for completing the journey. Trophies are given out for particular achievements.

Me, hubby, Jessica and Sophie at the Land's End to John O'Groats Association awards evening with Jessica holding the Jack Adams - Richard Elloway trophy and Sophie holding her small trophy: Me and Mine - January 2017

The Jack Adams-Richard Elloway trophy is awarded each year to the youngest person to have completed the journey by any means other than as a passenger in a motor vehicle.  Sophie was 2 years and 10 months old when she completed the journey last year and was this year’s recipient of the trophy.  We were presented with the big trophy for the evening. Sophie was also given a smaller trophy for her to take home. What was lovely was that Jessica also got to come up when Sophie was presented with the trophy. The girls were given a furry monkey hat each which they were very happy with.


Hubby and I enjoyed chatting to other members of the Association and hearing other people’s stories of their journeys from end to end.  It was a late night for the girls but they enjoyed themselves very much. We also took advantage of being by the coast and managed a trip to the beach over the weekend – something that is a very rare treat for the girls as we live about 90 minutes’ drive from the nearest beach.

Me, hubby, Jessica and Sophie at the Land's End to John O'Groats Association awards evening with the Jack Adams-Richard Elloway trophy

Reliving last summer’s challenge has also got us thinking about where our travels may take us to this year.  It’s fairly likely we’ll stay in the UK. There are lots of places that we’ve yet to visit that we’d like to at some point. We have a few ideas for a possible challenge. There’s nothing definite as yet but I am sure we will plan another adventure soon!


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  1. January 31, 2017 / 9:14 am

    Lovely photos and sounds like a great evening! How fab for Sophie to win a trophy, and lovely that Jessica was able to go up with her to get it. Awesome xx

    • Louise
      February 1, 2017 / 11:46 am

      Thank you Caroline. It was a fabulous evening. I loved that Jessica was so included in it all even though she wasn’t getting a trophy 🙂

  2. January 31, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    Sounds like you had a great time. What beautiful family snaps together. Love the trophy! Happy month ahead. #meandmineproject

    • Louise
      February 1, 2017 / 11:47 am

      Thank you Jenny, hope you have a good month ahead too 🙂

  3. January 31, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    Looks like a lovely day and such gorgeous photos too x

    • Louise
      February 1, 2017 / 11:48 am

      Thank you Karen – we had a lovely time 🙂

  4. January 31, 2017 / 2:24 pm

    That’s great, how lovely that Sophie got a little trophy. So deserved it was a great challenge that you did. Lovely photos of you all x #meandmine

    • Louise
      February 1, 2017 / 11:49 am

      Thank you Laura – was so proud of her getting the trophy. So lovely to revisit the memories of our trip too 🙂

    • Louise
      February 1, 2017 / 11:49 am

      Thank you – it was such a lovely weekend and definitely a proud mummy moment 🙂

  5. January 31, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    This made me smile reading through it, what a gorgeous way to spend an evening #meandmineproject

    • Louise
      February 1, 2017 / 11:50 am

      Thank you Sherry, it was a lovely evening 🙂

  6. February 1, 2017 / 2:22 pm

    Ah, well done Sophie (and all of you!) She looks so happy and proud, so well deserved, it was such a big challenge, especially for a two year old! #meandmineproject

    • Louise
      February 2, 2017 / 1:51 pm

      Thank you Katy – such a proud moment and so lovely to relive some of the memories of our challenge 🙂

  7. February 1, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    Well done to Sophie! It must have been a lovely event. (I’m glad to have read this because I was intrigued about the story behind the photo when I saw it on Sunday!)

    • Louise
      February 2, 2017 / 1:54 pm

      Thank you Sarah – it was a lovely evening and such a proud moment 🙂

  8. February 9, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    Lovely photos and so nice to have captured them with the fantastic looking trophies. Such a great thing for you all to have done. You all look great dressed up for what sounds like a great evening.

    • Louise
      February 18, 2017 / 11:25 pm

      Thank you – it was a fabulous evening and so lovely to relive those memories 🙂

  9. February 21, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    Wow I didn’t know that that adventure could end with a trophy. What an amazing moment to share together. A great memory for you all to keep too. Can’t want to find out what other adventures you have planned.

    Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements (sorry my comment is late)

    • Louise
      February 22, 2017 / 10:15 pm

      Thank you Jane – it was so lovely to relive those memories and such a proud moment when Sophie got her trophy too. Lovely to link up again 🙂

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