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 feel like I've been really run down and unwell for weeks now.

This blasted cold/flu bug thingy really has taken a grip. It's made me feel all cold and achy, sneezy and snotty and now it's gone to my chest and is making me look like I'm permanently having a mid life hot flush (or blushing) it is not letting go very easily at all.

I guess these past couple of weeks have been rather manic and it hasn't really given me much time to rest.

It's always the same, come the Autumn half term up until bonfire night - and then I start panicking about Christmas - but that's next week and it can wait its turn as far as I'm concerned. I just need to get through this week.

Anyhoo - despite being ill it certainly (as mentioned) hasn't been quiet around here and I have so many pictures to share with you.

But I think I may do that as one big mosaic in a day or so - a kind of 'show and tell' of the past week we've had - rather then bore you with a weeks worth of details......apart from yesterday.

Yesterday our littlest Boo turned four and blimey - the build up - she was as pleased as punch and she took the whole 'get a good nights sleep' quite literally.

We almost had to coax her awake yesterday morning, but just when I thought 'should I?' her little sleepy head poked round the door with a huge big grin - as it does every morning - and an almost (I say almost) but not quite, over whelmed expression on her face.

She had a fantastic day and I 'tried' to make a four tiered cake - Pinterest has a lot to answer for.

It slopes off to the right a little as I have no room in our freezer to help with the process of building the sponge/icing layers, one on top of the other.

But it does taste good - really rather good if I do say so myself - and the sliced layers do look very impressive.

Pink icing in the middle and white on the outside with pastel smartie like sweeties bought from our favourite deli at the weekend - I tell you more about that another day - pressed around the sides.

But even I have to admit that my camera and a lot of jiggery pokery in Photo shop cannot make it look like something stunning.

It still tastes nice though!

Well that's me done in (already) have a fabulous day - I hope my babble made some kind of sense?

It's also nice to see some brightness again with the season. The constant grey was starting to get me down, but it really is making the last of the leaves burn with the most amazing autumnal colours.