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.
I had forgotten that sultry heat that turns the milk and melts the butter. It presages rain, and rain it did but in a rather desultory, half-hearted manner. Rain came suddenly, but didn’t fall in floods as Wordsworth experienced when out walking in Grasmere. The showers stopped after a while and left the air cooler, the sticky heat retreated.
Now clouds are passing slowly over, maybe blue skies and cheerful sun will follow. The birds seem refreshed and sing with joyful hearts, and now a little breeze stirs the leaves and makes the bamboo and the briars wave and bob.