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'

Festive Pantry

I've been a bit slack with the Christmas decorating this year.

Too much on with three little ones all participating in one thing or another (most days) in these last two weeks of term have left me completely pooped with very little energy come an evening.

Plus the last thing I want to be thinking about (at the moment) is climbing ladders hanging decorations up. Could you just imagine it? Me fast asleep at the top of a ladder!

Also I'm trying to squeeze in a little present wrapping each evening before the Christmas Eve panic sets in - that is as and when my weary little body and tired eyes will let me.

Anyhow, enough of my woes!

One thing I have been productive with is fairy lights - in comparison to balancing precariously on ladders with tinsel, drawing pins and blue tack in hand that is - draping fairy lights here, there and every where all around the house is pretty darn easy which also gives me an instant (interior) face lift and gratification.

We've got blue twinkling, green and white sprawled, red ones on the piano and the usual pretty plain white ones gracefully wrapped around the banister - which stay all year long!

But for me my favourite ones of all are the lights I've pinned to the pantry shelves. And even with all the stuff, preserves, tins bottles, pickles and much, much more I have jammed (pardon the pun!) in there at the moment it still feels warm, homely and cozy.

All I need to do now is try and fit an armchair in there (not likely) and I would be all set up for the Winter. Like a little mouse squirreled away with her store cupboard......and chocolate.

Happy days.

And as for the decorating - welllllll it can wait until the kids break up.

They have so much stuff on at the moment I think they are just as shattered as I am.


ps. this is just the inner view - I couldn't bare showing you the mess around the corner!