This was a question asked on the recent raffle, for a signed copy of 'Jay-Jay and his Island Adventure'.
Gloria was named after the Gatwick Airport, Airbears mascot.
But, the real bus was only known as 'The Bewbush Playbus', Bewbush was where it parked and operated.
Here are the names that the competition entrants suggested.
'Busby Babe', suggested Eileen.
'The Big Bright Playbus', said Claire.
'Discoveration' was the name that the winner Claire N had offered. (Winner chosen randomly by rafflecopter)
Mary came up with the idea 'to cover it with poppies and to call it Poppy'. Our local buses do indeed have such a bus which the bus drivers say they love driving around as it gets lots of looks and comments.
Mark liked the name 'Bertie'.
Daniel said, 'I'd get my 7-year-old nephew to paint it for me as he always liked the brightest and most fun colours'. Well a Playbus was always bright and colourful, and certainly different. Daniels idea would fit the criteria, but what would he call it.
'The Fun Factory', said Susan. Yep, a Playbus was/is indeed a place of fun.
Solange, suggested, 'Ollie'.
While Ellie thought 'Magical Mover' fitted the bill. Yes, it certainly was a place full of magic.
Angela thought, 'The Fun Bus', and again I think Gloria the Summer fun Bus would agree too.
'The Rainbow Bus', Lewis suggested and I think the NHS would certainly clap for that one. In fact, there was once a bus in Harlow covered in rainbows. 'The Weather Witch', (a story I am working on) would love this one too.
Lynne liked 'Tobias.
Emma thought 'Jet', hopefully a speeding jet rather than jet black.
Margaret liked the name 'Skye'. Jay-Jay and his Island Adventure', was based on a Playbus that visited the Shetland Isles in Scotland so I think Benji and Jay-Jay like this idea. A remote island to visit and explore.
'Guinevere' was the name Dominic thought of. Perhaps perfect for the London to Brighton veteran car run , or indeed a bus rally to Brighton.
Cathryn would name her bus 'Cathryn 1'. I wonder if there would be more to follow?
I would 'have pictures of tropical birds on it and call it Sunny' said Champaklal. That sounds lovely.
I wonder indeed what the buses might look like?
Why not draw your bus design.
I'd love to see them.
Over the lockdown. Each of my story books have been on a raffle giveaway. In June it is the turn of Daisy Daydream.
She will be joining the Indie author festival event, 13th - 21st June.
If you want to win a signed copy of children's picture book, 'Daisy Daydream the Nursery Rhyme Bus' plus 3D bus model Enter the draw which closes on the 31st May.
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