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'


I am such an awful snacker - I could literally spend all day grazing then come meal times struggle.

And I wonder where the kids get it from?!

Though for me it's not even the good stuff - a biscuit here a sliver of chocolate cake there, I just have no will power at all and with my middle slowly creeping outwards I really must try and control myself.

I dunno all this snacking is just no good for me.....I know!

Though at least with the children I do make sure their snacks are at least healthy ones - if they don't know where the chocolate hob nobs are hidden then they won't be disappointed.

And how can you deny a child a banana or apple - even if you know they will probably not eat most of their dinner - when they mutter those words after 3pm 'mum, I'm hungry!'

Anyway, as my friend's mum use to say 'do as I say, not as I do!' - I soooooo hate that saying........grownups!!!!

Anyway, I'm trying to make my snacking a little more satisfying, filling and healthy.

My favourite - this week - is :: fill a cup/glass/bowl with low fat Greek yogurt, fill the other third with homemade granola (various recipes are available online) then top off with either more homemade goodness - strawberry freezer jam made from some of our strawberries last Summer 'or' maple syrup dribbled all over the top.

~ Delicious ~

And possibly slightly better for me then a chocolate biscuit - or ten!

I hope you're sailing along in your day smoothly?

Me - well I dropped my poached egg destined for a slice of granary toast on the floor earlier!

Splat it went - S.P.L.A.T!!

I'll let you imagine the scene of my newly (yellow) splattered kitchen cupboards and the squelch inside my boots!!