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'


Evening all -

So sorry for the quiet state of affairs over at Tabiboo HQ this weekend, but we've been away and 'oh my' what tales to tell you - though I'll save those for tomorrow.

And if I owe you an email, reply or response I will try and get around to them tomorrow - if that's OK?

But for now as a kind of 'touching base' I thought I would share with you a perfect - and trying very hard to be reinstated - time of the day..........elevenses.

Not something we would normally partake in - cake at mid morning, how very naughty is that?

But with a chocolate cake left over from guests and gabbing the evening before, what better way to spend a mid morning coming together of the Boo's - even though we felt like we had just literally finished our breakfast. Gawd knows how the Victorians and Edwardians did it?

And still have room for lunch, tea and supper?

And more then likely the odd snack or two squeezed in for good measure!

I remember when I was really little my nan use to make supper every evening where ham would come out with preserves and pickles, maybe a chuck of cheese and some nice crusty bread.

I do wonder though if it was more a gentleman's kind of thing as when my grandad died I think those suppers did too, but then again I was only little. Such is the memory of a child that lived (and still does) through rose tinted glasses.

Hey ho, I guess a nice spot of supper to end the day with does sound like a nice thing to do, sitting down with the family for a good old chin wag, but honestly I really do not know if I could do it these days, not on a regular basis that is.

I guess this is one tradition I may not be able to retain - maybe. And only on special occasions - for now.

Anyhow, as I was saying - elevenses - what nicer way to spend a Sunday mid morning with a spot of squidgy chocolate cake and a nice cup of tea.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.