100/100 CHALLENGE 52: My mum

Day 52

Mum was so clever, brilliant at anything she touched, and yet so shy and lacking in confidence. She never achieved all she could have – but wait! She married the man she loved, she was a wonderful mother to me and my sister, and seemed content in the work she had once we were at school. Born in 1925, youngest of four, her parents loved them but there were difficulties at home. Later in life, she bore great sorrow, which we all shared, but with such courage. All who met her would never forget her love, beauty, and sense of fun.

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.


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