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'


Flu, flu, blooming flu!!! As suspected the Littlest Boo has flu.

It's been a rough old couple of days here at Tabiboo HQ and not ones I would like to relive in a hurry.

But I'm happy to say 'I think' we are over the worst of it - touch wood.

Though we did have a chattering of teeth and uncontrollable shivering incident yesterday evening followed by a very restless night and a 'hot, hot, hot' - please cool down - temperature.

You know those parenting moments when all common sense goes out of the window, your imagination runs wild and you start to panic?

The what ifs.

Try and bring the temperature down - I can't administer any more Calpol - strip off and cold flannel to the forehead.

Lots of fluids, grab a glass and check for spots - how do I wake the others if I need to rush up to the hospital 'who will look after the other kids?!' - please, please, please not meningitis.

Just a few of the things that cross your mind at three in the morning when you forget how exhausted you are with a head full of vivid imaginations to torment.

Darn and curse that middle of the night imagination.

All is fine now though.

She did settle and so did my imagination, despite the lack of sleep and now welllll - my little boo is currently sat all puffed up on the sofa flicking through her favourite reading book demanding raisins and stories - slightly pale - if nothing had happened.

As for me, well I'm trying to think about hot soup and warm crusty bread but am actually living off strong coffee and chocolate at the moment, keeping my mind (and fingers) busy by crocheting a new ripple - more details another day - with the only worry - right now - is 'will I always have bags and black circles under my eyes?'

That's my irrational daytime imagination for you!!

Thank you so much for all your kind words, generous comments and heartfelt messages of 'get well soon' over the past couple of days - I can't tell you how much they mean to me and have made me feel like I'm not going completely mad. A bit garbled at times, but definitely not mad.

Again I know I will not be able to reply back to everyone personally - some days I wish I could just slow down time - but thank you, thank you, thank you all for taking the time, stopping by and saying 'hello' or just popping in and checking on us. It definitely makes this whole little world of mine a lot less lonely.

ps. it is absolutely piddling down here today.

You know I wanted to say something else rather then piddling didn't you - right?!!