Posted in Doing, Travel

How can people get so upset about the death of some guy that they never even met?


Well, it is about time I put you out of your misery and made with the news.

There is no easy way of breaking this to you, so I will just come out with it:  I am moving to Thailand for 6 months.  Yes, that’s right – I am going to live on the other side of the world!

Regular readers will know that the company I work for presently has an office in Bangkok and that I have previously been out there twice to do training for the staff there.  I really had a ball when I was there and now I have been offered an opportunity to go out there for a more permanent job.  It is for 6 months initally, with possible extension, but I am very much looking at it as 6 months then home.  I couldn’t survive without my beautiful husband for much longer than that! 

Yes, that’s right – I am going alone.  It is probably going to be the hardest thing of all, leaving Lee behind.  We can’t afford to both go and earn Thai wages and also there’s the flat and everything.  So we will both be a bit lonely!  I will miss him very, very much.  I will also miss all my friends of course!  But especially Lee, as he is my constant companion! 

Gosh, I have gone all weepy again.  I have been an emotional wreck this past week – it’s been a real roller coaster.  I’m so excited that I feel like I could barf on command but also sad and nervous to be leaving Lee and Jo and Mar-c and Catherine and … well everyone.  I hope that everyone will come and visit me.  It will be fun, I promise.  Come in April when Songkran is on.

So I suppose that means my blog is about to get a whole lot more exciting!  You can see photos from my previous visits here, here, here, here and here.

Most of my time is taken up with day dreaming about this now and worrying how I will get on with the heat, the people, the homesickness and packing enough stuff for 6 months!  Stay tuned for more exciting news as it happens!



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!

5 thoughts on “How can people get so upset about the death of some guy that they never even met?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s