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'


{Burghley House}

So we went away and stopped with friends that live in Stamford - Lincolnshire - this weekend. And what a wonderful stay it was too.

We were thoroughly spoilt and a wee new born kept us entertained and cooing no end with lots of cuddles all round.

Whilst we were there we decided to visit Burghley House on the Saturday morning - a place I have only visited once before, many moons ago. It was in the dark to listen to a concert and drink lots and lots of champagne.

This time around though there were no violins, fizz or fireworks. It was a gentle visit to see the deer and the stags and for much walking, strolling and nattering.

And despite the dreadful state of the weather and being all wellied and waterproofed up it was a jolly lovely mooch. The grounds are just amazing with plenty of muddy puddles to squelch in!

We didn't venture inside - muddy wellies and all. Plus I couldn't remember if I had put any socks on. Just in case we were asked to take them off.

Could you just imagine it - me padding around a stately home in my bare feet - the shock of it!

The afternoon was for grown up girls shopping only (an up and coming fourth birthday - can you believe my little Boo will be four in a couple of weeks time?) then a much needed rest with coffee and cake.

Across the meadow and on into the town - the smell of freshly cooked doughnuts had me salivating. I was good though and only sniffed - a few times - inhaling the doughy goodness.

The evening saw us sharing great food with good friends, lots of wine and cheese and puddings.

A good nights sleep a huge English breakfast and another walk in the morning before we all headed South to Cambridge to catch up for lunch with some other lovely friends for much nattering, laughing and thinking 'gosh' where has the time gone?

A weekend jolly away - a last minute plan - because I forgot to write down the arrangements in my calender back in the Summer. Ooops!