We saw a man on the beach, on his own, or maybe with a lady; he had a child’s kite which he had launched and was flying, a smile upon his face. He had no children, or maybe he did and they weren’t with him, but he seemed to have acquired a kite and now was flying it.
It’s not easy to fly a kite, I never have, although maybe once on Royston Heath there was a kite and I held its string and it lifted and danced in the air on a grey day. Or maybe I imagined it.
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.