100/100 CHALLENGE 79: This heat reminds me of Menton

Day 79

This heat reminds me of Menton. We spent several summers there, probably fewer than I think I remember. We drove down through France in a small mini-van until at last we’d hit that glorious familiar, heart-stopping Corniche view – the unbelievable Mediterranean blue.
We camped, me sleeping in a small, stifling tent, them in a bigger tent which became our daytime living space.
We spent most days on the beach, lying on rattan mats in the toasting heat, sizzling in the sun until we sweated no more. And then there was always the sea, a welcome cool on our hot skin.

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 was taken the first year we went to Menton, in some bar we used to frequent.

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