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Always time for a Brazil nut

Sunday – day in the life day, as chosen by Alice.  Sadly I didn’t do anything of note, but I will fill you in on my day nonetheless, and then hopefully later or tomorrow blog about my EPIC journey home. 


3.10am  Wake up.  Have dreamt I am late for work as really it is 9.10am to my confused body clock.  It’s the middle of the nite tho.  Manage to fall back asleep.

04.05am Wake up again, this time having been dreaming I am in Cincinnati.  This pattern continues til about 9am.  I force myself to stay in bed, in the dark to try and force myself back to sleep but all this does is leave me incredibly sleepy for the rest of the day.

10am ish Get up, have a bath.  Enjoy the bath, as only had a shower for last 4.5 months.

12 ish Lee has made breakfast, which is onion bagels toasted with some scrambled eggs, bacon, square sausage, mushrooms and potato scone.  I am in heaven!

1.30pm Watching the Eastenders omnibus. Have no idea what is happening.

2pm On the innernets, having hooked up my laptop to our internet connection finally.  Catch up on the 7 billion emails have received over the last few days.  One of them is telling me I have an assessment on Monday for a job I’ve applied for, so lucky that I checked.  That’s quite exciting, but more of that another time.

4pm Still online, trying to catch up on RSS feeds.  Google Reader has given up counting and just says 1000+.  A quick calculation reveals there are more like 2500.  Yikes.

6pm Decide to take a trot along to the bank and Sainsburys.  It’s parky out to me, altho Lee assures me that this is positively tropical for Glasgow.  I have my jacket on though.  Get money out of bank – this is novel, considering that they somehow cancelled my ATM card when I needed it most on Friday at Bangkok airport (a whole post on this coming soon).  Amble along to Sainsburys, agog that it is still light at this time, that the supermarket has no pomelo and that limes are FIFTEEN PENCE each!  Buy some Irn Bru and stand outside savouring it.

730pm Checking out some jobs, talking to Jo online.  Arrange to meet up with her tomorrow, hurrah!  Break bad news that her handbag is still in Bangkok.

830pm Online again, transferring money by Western Union to a woman in Bangkok airport who has the rest of my luggage to send on by cargo (all will be revealed).  Have to listen to lecture on how I am probably being fleeced from nice Irish woman who keeps calling me Jean.  Worry that I will never see my possessions again, but reason that woman at airport would not be using an office, some scales and a complicated chart to fleece me out of a relatively small amount of money.

9pm Eating leftover meatloaf for tea, watching My Name Is Earl.  Can’t keep eyes open by about 10pm, so off to bed.  Good nacht!



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!

2 thoughts on “Always time for a Brazil nut

  1. Hey lady!

    Welcome home! I am sitting here painting plates for my upcoming FIRST EVER craft stall! Yes! It’s at a community festival in Sheffield on Saturday. Very excited! I’m getting mucho inspiration from my photos of Thai kawaii stuff, and feel like I can fly along with the painting now that I have lovely pics to copy. Will also be selling luscious cakes and brownies and cookies and muffins!!

    How the hell are you, now you’re back?

    Liz xxxx


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