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'


This is not the most exciting of posts - I know, but this was me last night trying to keep warm.

Blooming shivering and chattering of teeth - it is sooooooo cold (again) at the moment.

Even down here at the ends of the earth on our little southern tip of the country.

{even my hyacinths look unhappy}

So cold it even snowed here yesterday morning!!

That's right - snow.

As we stood in the porch yesterday morning getting ready to set our feet outside the door and mosey on off on the school run a fellow mum shouted at me as she dashed past 'it's snowing' - yeah right was my laughable reaction.

I think it took me all of about ten seconds to stop laughing at those daft words shouted at me and I actually stood still with my mouth wide open in disbelief for another ten seconds whilst it dawned on me - as the girls excitedly jumped up and down shouting 'it's snowing mum, it's snowing!' - don't you just love the vacant look?

Anyhow - it's cold, blooming freezing........absolutely bitter and I am not laughing at all now.

What happened to the warmth and sunshine we had just a week ago?

So there I was sat last night, still trying to keep warm with blankets and the fire, a cup of hot herbal tea and what you can't see is the hot water bottle I had wedge behind my back.

Our house is not designed for the cold.

How on earth did the Edwardians cope?

Well I know they did - I guess you climatise - and I'm sure I will and I don't mean to moan, but bleeding drat and blasts - I do hate being cold!