We have a boggart at home; I’ve never properly seen him, maybe just caught a glimpse from the corner of my eye, a sturdy, retiring fellow in dull browns and greys, patched with odd bits of stuff he’s found no longer of any use to us.
He’s a friendly kindly soul, forever trying to be helpful, tidying things away, though not always in the places we’d most expect to find them, tucking them out of sight in an effort to be ship-shape. He has a thing about crumbs, he gathers and sprinkles them everywhere. We forgive him, he’s our boggart.
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.