Posted in Day In The Life, Doing

Have you tried the olive tapenade? It’s glorious.


This is the top of my fridge as of about ten minutes ago.  No, I have not taken leave of my senses, it is part of a blog series as tagged by Jo.

There is not much of interest up there:

1 bottle of Asda’s own brand bitter cranberry.  It’s about a third full.  We bought it at Christmas and had champagne cocktails with it.  They were very nice.  (I typed cockateils first time round).

2 boxes of free range eggs.  I will never buy another battery egg after seeing Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s thing about the poor things.  1 box is full and the other has 3 eggs left.  We used the other 3 eggs for dinner last night which was bacon and eggs, etc.  I scrambled them and they were fantastic.

Bamboo steamer.  Bought from Asda about 4 years ago and woefully underused these days.

Almost empty roll of Sellotape.

Copy of Glasgow magazine, as posted thru door by council.

Microwave.  A wedding present.

The fridge itself is more interesting.  Like mar-c, we have a huge collection of fridge magnets.  Whenever Lee or I goes somewhere, we try to bring back a magnet for our collection. 

Tune in next time for things I have picked up with my hoover!




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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