It was raining but we went to the pub, dodging snails and puddles or not as my plimsolled foot plunged into standing water. We expected to be alone but the carpark was full; on entering we found Kelly behind the bar, people we didn’t know in the cross-benches, and our sometimes seat near the public waiting for us.
B went to the bar for a couple of Otters. Old Sean with his twenty-one year old dog, Nige and Leighton round the corner, and we sat, behind the Perspex screen until Terry came to chat.
Typical night at the Dolphin really.
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.