Looking out of my writing window, across the fence at our neighbours, I can’t help but think what a lovely family. Grandpa wanders around showing his baby grandson the garden, the big boys mess about with their cricket bats, cheered on by wives, mother floats in and out of the house, bringing wafts of spicy fragrance – dinner will be delicious tonight!
Voices float across to me, I’ve no idea what they’re saying, I can’t understand a word, but I know exactly what they’re talking about. Casual family chat about this and that, little jokes, a nice evening in the garden.
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.