Two young girls eyed each other nervously. The smaller one gazed at the other, thinking she looked much older. She gazed back, how petite and pretty the slighter girl was.
“Rather pleasant weather, isn’t it,” one mother remarked.
“Yes indeed, very pleasant,” the woman replied.
The plumper child, looking at the girl perched on the uncomfortable chair, had the sudden urge to laugh. The smaller girl caught her sparkling eye and a tiny giggle emerged.
“My name’s Phyllis Monica, my sisters call me Monica,” the taller girl said.
They giggled, and that was how the best friends met.
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.
My featured image shows my mum Monica’s wedding to my dad; Daphne was her bridesmaid.