Nina Nixon


I'm Nina, a photographer, film maker and forever wanderer.  Passionate about nature, the great outdoors and all of life's adventures.  This is the place where I keep all my 'field notes'

Pop Up Blocs

That should say 'blocks' but the 'K' is missing in my little shoe box of treasures I bought a wee while back.

So 'why' I hear you ask are you posting about these if you bought them a while back Mrs T?

Welllll I love them 'yes' I do.

I love the colours, I love the pictures and I love, love, love the way you squeeze them and the relevant letter pops up, like a jack in the box - well more like a letter in a box, but that's just splitting hairs really! today is a grey and cold rainy kind of day I thought I would bring a little colour injection into my post.

So it makes perfect sense, right?

The blocks are one of my most treasured finds and I found them buried on the back of a very dusty charity shop shelf last year in the very same shoe box they are in now for a pound.

They are by Mattel and dated 1972......a little worn in a well played with kind of way and as my children adore them now I can imagine they have been well loved.

Daft, I know. Though isn't it sometimes the more simpler of things that can put a smile on your face?

Anyhoo, I spied the littlest boo playing with them in her bedroom this morning.

Well I spotted the vibrant colours first and wondered where the glow was coming from. Then I snuck my head around her door to see what she was playing with - like a fly on the wall.

Don't you just love doing that? Having a little peek into some of the jumbled thoughts and imagination going on in their heads.

So I borrowed them, just for a moment to have a little play of my own - my own little imagination process swirling around for a couple of minutes.

Well best go, no more playing for me today I still have lots to do.

I'm off to the scary bright lights of Canterbury tomorrow 'whoo hooo' - it's all go, go, go with me!

Only joking - a train ride, some cake and a good old chin wag with the loveliest of friends, what more could a girl need? Apart from some new shoes that is and..............a bag, coat, manicure, landscape gardener.........just some simple things really.

Have a fabulous day and I hope the rain (or snow) isn't getting you down too much.