100/100 CHALLENGE 78: how I started drinking beer in pubs

Day 78

No doubt I’d had sips of beer from dad’s glass on the rare and memorable occasions we were allowed through the New Spring, through the net-curtained French doors and into the garden by the river. We were Vimto-drinkers, so I’m not sure I cared about beer.
When I was fourteen, we stopped on the way back from a swimming match, maybe in Thetford, and for some reason, swimmers and adults went into a pub. What did I want to drink? I’d no clue so ‘Pale Ale’, I replied at random. And that was how I started drinking beer in pubs.

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.



    1. Lois

      Wonderful! It might be the pub my cousins used to take us to when they lived in Heacham and we visited! I remember fabulous meals and very, very fresh seafood! Cheers to you, and enjoy many more lovely pints! xx

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