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No, not that sort. Someone linked to this on Twitter yesterday and I wanted to share it. It’s rare colour photographs from Depression-era America.

This one was taken in Pie Town, New Mexico. I think I want to move there.

I’m not sure if 1 cent for an orange back then was a good deal or not.

These are a few of my favourites. You can see them all here and here.

I’m away to London today for the week, to do some training for work. The novelty of staying in the North Acton Travel Tavern has well and truly worn off. If they could only sort out a decent phone signal/wifi connection, it might be slightly more bearable!



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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