The kids are in bed and I'm just waiting for Paul to get home so we can put the final touches on our Valentine's surprise. This year is going to be amazing! What do you do for Valentine's day? Wait until you see what happens here.
|Millie on our Valentine's walk through Yarrow|
Photos are all taken by Vivian
Okay. So I can't know for sure that it will happen again, but let me tell you what happened last year. Last year Valentine's day got out to the normal "shout the kids out the door to the bus" routine until we opened the front door. We stopped flat.
There was the beginning of what turned out to be a magical day. A simple box of chocolates with a poem written out on yellow paper. There was one at every door in the village. That simple box of chocolates was like a portal to a magic place. I suppose everyone opened their door that morning and found the same thing I did. I suppose it did the same thing to every heart what it did to mine. I cracked right open.
It must have had that same effect on us all. Had to. By the end of the day I had a whole table of choclates and cookies. Poems and pictures. A red lamay door knocker still hangs on our bedroom door from that day.
|Yarrow Post Office|
|My front door half way through the day|
I need that full heart again. Lord knows this winter has felt long and cloudy for me. I have barely held on until now- but here I am! Valentine's Eve! Falling in love with the village all over again!
|Yarrow IS special.|