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Meat samosa? What kind of meat? Does it say?

Yesterday was a dull and seemingly-interminable day at work. No one much was around and after Monday’s unexpected bonus afternoon off, was all the more unbearable. So imagine my utter delight to get home and discover that someone had broken into our new shed! Thankfully, they had not taken anything as the sole contents comprise:

  • some roof felting (excess from building said shed)
  • 4 green garden canes (left over from aborted sunflower growing mission)
  • 1 bike rack (now detached from wall in house)
  • 2 mountain bikes (chained together so that if some dullard breaks into the shed, they can’t steal them)

Strangely, they used some sort of brass boating contraption to break the hasp off the shed, ingenious these neds in Maryhill. Not quite sure where they would have found that, perhaps from a previous ambush on the canal. If I can fish it out the wheelie bin tonight, I will take a picture as it was most unusual looking.

After that exciting development, Lee made some more curry, this time chili pork with curry leaves which was frankly delicious. He also made some of his now signature samosas and some spiced onions – we are living that Indian restaurant dream.

Animal Crossing update – I caught 2 fish! And dug up a fossil! I was most impressed. Blaire came round and slagged off my house and now I want to kill them all, but I am assured by Super M that they will come round to loving me eventually…



I’m Claire and I live near Glasgow, in Scotland. I have strong family ties to Cincinnati, too and regard it as my second home. If I had to describe myself in five words, it would be thus: Does. Not. Suffer. Fools. Gladly. I’ve been cross stitching pretty much all my life, but professionally since 2005, first as Miso Funky, then as The Bellwether and now under my own name. I'm known for my witty, sarcastic and occasionally profane typographic designs. My work has been featured in The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Channel 4 and on BBC television as well as numerous media outlets across the globe. At one point, I was kind of a big deal but I mostly just dabble in it these days when I have time. My website is a repositry of cross stitch charts, travel and food blogging and you'll find it at I also love to travel and eat, ideally travelling somewhere great to eat something brilliant. I'm fascinated by social history, particularly the Victorians and will absolutely beat you hands down in a quiz about the Tudors. Dogs are LIFE. I like being in water and have lots of ideas that will never see the light of day but would definitely be a winner on Dragon’s Den/Shark Tank. I love to give people gifts. I! also! overuse! exclamation! marks! sorry!

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