Thursday, 2 December 2010
Beach Hut 2
The whole of Brighton & Hove might have shut down because of the snow but that didn't stop us opening hut 449 tonight despite all sorts of obstacles and difficulties. The first problem was that Jane, Andre and their daughter Florrie couldn't get to the seafront as they were snowed in on the other side of Brighton.
The second difficulty was that Florrie was diagnosed with chickenpox this morning so really shouldn't be going out in such extreme weather. We wish her a swift recovery and not too much discomfort.
Fortunately the family had already done a lot of the background work in the hut yesterday so we arranged a liaison half way up Dyke road and Andre hiked up with the remaining items for the display and Martin and Sally set to work trying to recreate the family vision.
The theme tonight was the wise men who traveled through trial and tribulation to see the newborn king and many people braved the elements tonight to see the hut. They were rewarded with a beautiful evening of crisp, cold snow and a beautiful, colourful hut which somehow captured the essence of the Christmas spirit.
Tomorrow it's hut number 425 when we'll be thinking about one of the gifts that the wise men brought.