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My Boring Monday

Yesterday was day in the life day. Here is my day in terribly mundane, minute detail:

9.22 After several false starts, finally wake up properly. Instantly feel guilty that I’ve had a lie in. Rescue iPhone from under the bed and check emails, etc from the comfort of cosy bed.

9.40 Shuffle to the shower. Idly ponder why no-one has ever made gingerbread Jaffa Cakes.

9.55 Ooh, postman. He races up the stairs past our flat and ignores us. Bah.

10.00 Drying hair, straightening it. It’s this part of the day I could really do without. But my need to be clean at all times dictates it is part of daily life.

10.30 Faffing with the kits I need to deliver to a shop today.  Remember I still haven’t heard from embroidery hoop supplier who has tried to charge me the Third World debt for second class postage. Grr.

10.35 Packing orders, wielding my parcel tape gun. Listening to Blondie on my iPhone.

10.50 Sling all the parcels in a giant mail sack and leave house. Head to post office and find a sizeable queue of neds and oaps in there waiting for their pensions/brew money. Think I am probably the only person in there to use the post office for its traditional purpose.

11.10 Get to front of queue and it’s Mr Sood serving me. He asks me how I am. I almost fall over.  Get everything posted and head towards Partick.

11.15 Partick is like the dawn of the living dullards at this time on a Monday morning.

11.30 Descend to the platform on the subway. There is a man there who looks like he is moonwalking. When he turns round, he turns out to be a skeletal junky ned woman just trying to stay upright.

11.45 Get off at Byres Road and head into M&S for a cheeky cranberry juice. Wooo!

11.50 Arrive at my destination, the Maisonette, to deliver my load of luxury emo-broidery kits. Have a lengthy chat with Carrie about Tesco being evil and a browse round.

12.30 Leaving the Cresswell Lane vicinity and decide against going into town and just head back home. I am starving, I’ve not yet eaten anything today.

12.40 Arrive back in Partick, head home, stopping on way to purchase padded envelopes and some air freshener. Say hello to my postman who passes me. Stop to cash in my £20 winnings on scratch card I won last week and recklessly get the entire £20 in scratch cards. Wheee!

13.15 Back home, having soup for lunch (chicken, mushroom and rice). Watching Larkrise To Candleford as I am a total sucker for costume drama.

13.45 Scratching scratchcards. Win but £5. Bahhh.

13.50 Load up the old laptop and start wading through the sea of emails and things to do online.

15.15 Order some cello bags. Rock and indeed roll.

15.54 Mum phones. Chat to her for a bit, discuss a possible trip to London in a couple of weeks.

16.20 Writing newsletter for Miso Funky. This is now MUCH easier that the software has been updated.

16.30 Send newsletter. Wave of panic that I’ve typed FUCK in the middle of it apropos of nothing. I have this same wave of panic every single time without fail that I have to send subtitles to the archive at work.

16.32 Dealing with the inevitable influx of autoresponders.

16.40 Washing dishes from last night’s curry fest. It was really good! Dishes, not so good.

16.55 More bloody emails.  I should be sewing!

17.00 Roasting some pork, forgot I needed to make dinner.

17.05 Lee arrives home.

17.20 Chopping vegetables. Parsnips, carrots and potatoes.

17.45 Updating order book. Life has improved greatly since the advent of the order book. If it’s not in the book, it’s not getting made.

18.00 Making dinner.

18.30 Eating dinner. It’s very nice. We watch Come Dine With Me as we eat dinner, they’d have got a 3 from me.

19.15 Doing more dishes.

19.30 Emailing more people. It never ends.

19.45 Finally – sewing! Got lots of wholesale orders just now, so doing some stuff for that.

21.00 Glee o’clock!

22.00 Decide to stay up and keep sewing for a bit, at least until Nurse Jackie comes on. It’s very good. Sewing some more I Heart Gins.

23.57 Decide to call it a day. Off to bed.

There we have it – an extremely boring Monday. I’ll try to do something more interesting for next time! Who else joined in?



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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