Valentines Day. It’s drizzling, grey, cold. I’m not sure what to do with the day. We visit the library and are very pleased with ourselves to find a Batman comic. Total win. Then as we leave the building I spot something out of the corner of my eye. Yarnbombing. And suddenly I remember that late last night I got a tweet from @thecraft_club telling me that there was a Valentines yarnbomb in Southend town centre.
“Do you want to see something cool?” I ask the boy. Of course he does. He’s three. And suddenly we are off on a tiny adventure.
We leave the buggy at the bottom of the steps. “Come here, come here.” I tell him as we pull down our hats and leap up to see what’s there. It’s Valentines Day, it’s Romeo and Juliet. We love it.
“What’s it for mummy?” He asks me, and I try and explain about how we’ve been talking about Valentine’s day, and telling people we love them and how some nice ladies have tried to make the place look a bit nicer. “Do you like it?” I ask. “Yes mummy.” The reply.
He loves choosing a heart, looking at them all before settling on the biggest baddest pinkest one. And he clutches it tight in his hand as we swoop back through the town, back to Batman and superheros.
We have had a tiny adventure, found something secret amongst the grey of the town. And for that we are very grateful.
The lovley ladies who did this yarn bomb tweet over at @thecraft_club and also blog here for Hobbycraft. There was also a Valentines yarn bomb in Leigh on Sea which I totally missed (noooo!) by the brilliant @Thehappyhookers who I also highly recommend following. Thanks as always to all these brilliant women who are cheering up our town!