It was night, pouring with rain but dog and I went to walk on the beach. There was no-one about as we splashed our way through puddles, along empty roads, no traffic, only parked cars. Onto the beach and off with the lead. He shot away like a bullet and I stumped along behind. Every so often he’d shoot back like a returning bullet, a quick treat then off again. As far as the yacht club and then we turned, retracing invisible pawprints, the rain wind-driven into my face now. We left the beach and headed for home, walk done.
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.