Tonight I rushed home as fast as I could, to try and catch up with The Argus Appeal’s Santa Bus which was heading for Saltdean tonight. Was I going to make it in time? As we ascended the hill along the coastal road I could see out over all of Saltdean and the Santa Bus was nowhere to be seen. I figured Santa had been and gone before teatime. We drove by the park and… well, here’s my text exchange at the time to my husband.
Slightly delirious with excitement at the 50% chance it was yet to tour the neighbourhood I set off for home with a canter and refused to take my coat off til I knew if the bus was coming by. George Michael started bouncing off the houses down the Vale (not literally, although that would be awesome) so we headed out awaiting its arrival.
I’m quite glad I managed to keep a lid on it and you can’t hear the mini-me inside screaming SANTAAAA I’M OVER HERE, HELLO, SANTAAAAAAA!
The Santa Bus has been on tour around Brighton & Hove for three weeks collecting donations for The Martlet’s Hospice and The Argus Appeal. Tonight was it’s penultimate night on tour, concluding tomorrow in East Saltdean starting at Bannings Vale, through Rodmell, Longridge and finally Wicklands. So get out there tomorrow, East Saltdean, represent!