Last week, a group of tweeps got together to meet and have a good old chat; the Grimsby Tweet Up! It is the first one to have been held in a couple of years, and around 30 people and businesses came along to meet the people they speak to on Twitter.
The Tweet Up, which was organised by Debs Cooper (the founder and host of the #LincsHour Twitter chat), was held at Riverhead Coffee, Grimsby’s newest independent coffee shop selling coffees, teas, soft drinks and freshly made sandwiches and cakes.
The coffee shop, which is located in Grimsby Town Centre, just outside of Freshney Place shopping centre, has a real homely vibe with reclaimed furniture and cushions upholstered with coffee bean bags. There’s also a children’s area and free wi-fi.
It wasn’t long before a whole host of tweeps arrived and began chatting over fresh cups of coffee; writers, architects, murder mystery hosts, barbers and crafters to name a few! Some even bought samples of their work.
Hobo Soy Candles are handmade by the lovely Rachael, who visited the Grimsby Tweet Up from the nearby market town of Louth. Each candle is 100% natural eco soy wax, and she showed us a selection of her handy travel tins, including scents inspired by travel such as French Fig and Cassis, Lemongrass and Coconut and Pear and Freesia (my favourite!)
Gemma, of It Started with a Stitch, also brought along some of her own textile creations, including a super colourful star-shaped crochet blanket and some sweet bunting. All of Gemma’s work is completely handstitched, and as Rachel from The Paint Box in Cleethorpes said, some of her best work is hand embroidery. (PS. I will certainly be paying a visit to the Paint Box soon!)
The next Grimsby Tweet Up is yet to be planned, so in the meantime you can join in the Lincs Hour Twitter chat every Monday, 8pm to 9pm. Debs hosts a different theme every week (next week is babies, new parents and pregnant mums) and all you have to do to join is tweet with the hashtag #LincsHour.