100/100 challenge 17: A salad of fruit and vegetables

Today is Day 17 of my 100 words in each of one 100 consecutive days challenge; At the beginning of each blog I’ve had a little intro, and yesterday it struck me that it would be better if the introduction to each blog was also a hundred words. This is the first day with the new intro – I’m not going to go back and change the previous ones, but my intention is that when I’ve completed my task, I will put them all together and self-publish and any profits will go to Captain Tom’s Foundation. In many ways he reminded me of my own dad, although his life story was different, but they shared values and had the same determination and commitment, and the same motivation to help others in any way, however small. So my challenge is not just for Captain Tom, it’s for my own dad too, who would have been 102 this August.


April 30th 2021 would’ve been Captain Tom Moore’s 101st birthday; in recognition and in remembrance of his achievement, a new challenge was announced by his family. They challenged ordinary folk to complete a hundred somethings to raise more funds for The Captain Tom Foundation – ‘whether you bake 100 cupcakes or walk 100 laps – help celebrate Captain Tom’s achievements.’ The official ‘Captain Tom 100’ has now finished, but I’ve challenged myself to write a 100 word blog each day for 100 days. I started on May 1st and when I complete my task, I’ll donate £100 to his Foundation.

Day 17

A salad of fruit and vegetables, not a fruit salad or a green salad, just a salad. In the past each item would sit in its own space on the plate, a few whole leaves of lettuce, a tomato, maybe cut into a fancy shape, radishes, malt vinegar soaked beetroot and maybe a spring onion or two. Today I had a baby gem lettuce, shredded but not too fine, strawberries in quarters, diced courgette, chopped chives, slices of celery, sadly it was Spanish not English, a few baby tomatoes, cress, raspberries, dwarf French beans, hummus, spiced aubergine and olive oil.


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