Have you ever been on a Playbus?
Not an ordinary bus taking you on a journey, exciting though this is, but a bus stuffed full of toys and imagination!
When my two children were young they attended a playgroup on such a bus and as a volunteer I became involved with the committee running the project.
I ended up painting the bus, as well as working in the groups and raising the profile of the project and its work.
I became involved in fund raising to replace the old bus with a newer project.
I also taught in the local school for over 20 years but even then I remained involved with all aspects of the play project in my spare time assisting in fund-raising and events, as well as working voluntarily in after school play clubs and holiday play schemes.
I left teaching in order to write the history book about the original bus.
I have been able to tell many children and adults about the bus as well as show them the photograph. There were always lots of questions about the playbus.
What is a Playbus?
What does it do?
This led to me telling a story which I eventually wrote down.
Jay-Jay is the fictional story to go with the factual project.
I have other book ideas in draft or indeed still in the telling but for now I can turn my attention to the next part of my bus journey!