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Walk To Work

If I was to walk to work, it would take me a long time. I live about 20 miles away from work, so I drive instead. Here’s my hot wheels.



Ah, back when I’d just got it and it was still clean, them were the days. Without wishing to get all Top Gear, this car costs me a bloody fortune. I have idly been thinking about trading it in for something more economical for a while but I really like it.

I’m not sure there is anything interesting about my commute – it happens at random times of the day and night, so I’m usually pretty focused on the road, trying not to fall asleep. I did see a dead body once though, that wasn’t very nice. Someone had jumped from a bridge over the motorway and I happened across it just afterwards. Some other people had already stopped and were dealing with it but that stuck with me for quite a while. I’ve also seen plenty of dead animals and live ones, too, including a giant badger which ran out in front of me one night. It was the size of a dog!

Much more interesting was my commute to work when I lived in Thailand. That was a feast for all of the senses. You can see my photo set of that here.



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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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