Just gone ten, we wander down the Dolphin. It’s spitting rain, welcome after several and more days and nights of heat. Masked up we enter, greeting friends, Nigel and Co, sitting in what might be deemed the saloon or lounge bar. We wander through to the cross benches, tables between the lounge and the public. Separated by a Perspex screen we sit beside Ellen and her friends, two pints of fine Otter to hand. Pub dog Simba comes for love but no snacks, he’s on a diet. We sit, chat, drink; Alice brings two more pints, noticing our empty glasses.
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.