My friend gave me some dancing puffins. They sit on my keyboard and prance as I type. There are three of them; two face each other, bowing in their dance, eyes lowed to their uplifted foot, a smile upon their yellow, pale blue and orange beaks. The third has turned away in this part of the dance, beaming happily. He knows that as the music of the keys continues, middle puffin will chassé round to face him in a circular hey. Do they do-si-do when I’m not looking? Do they swing their partner round and round? I bet they do!
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.