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Happy Songkran

Songkran!, originally uploaded by mooosh ♥ miso funky.

Songkran ends today and I realised it’s been a full 4 years since I had a crazy and soggy day in Bangkok celebrating it with friends both British and Thai. Time flies!

Check out my photos of Songkran here.

Songkran is Thai new year, essentially. It’s just gone the year 2555 in Thailand – they have a solar calendar as well as our one, so you can pretend you live in the future whilst you’re there!


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!

One thought on “Happy Songkran

  1. Great photos! They just transported me back to year 2001, drenched, happy, goggles on, armed with an array of water weapons, fun times. Feels like yesterday, thanks for the memory flashback.


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