Captain Tom Moore first came to our attention a couple of weeks ago when a story broke that he was aiming to walk a hundred lengths of his back garden before his 100th birthday at the end of this month.
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And we were glued to our TVs (tears in eyes) when he completed his final 10 laps out of his 100 last Thursday morning – see them in the video below – and, of course, we were moved to donate to Captain Tom's JustGiving fund (donate! You still can!), which is raising money for our NHS heroes (and, in the words of the JustGiving page, is spreading some cheer around the world while doing so, too).
What also caught our eye was the swimming pool (in the video, just behind the guard of honour). We're not sure if Tom uses it (although we'd like to think so – it's rumoured he recently ordered a running machine so he could keep fit in cooler weather), but it did make us think about all the staycationers this year who are lucky to have space in their gardens to turn isolation into a great British holiday (weather permitting). Details on it (or at least one that's very similar), are just below. Looks fun, and it's a whole lot cheaper than a flight to the Costa del Somewhere.