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'

Winter Spring clean

This weekend was a very homely family affair.

It was the first weekend in a very long while that we had (not many) no plans at all.

It was the weekend we saw our lovely new wood burning stove installed - a good old British make - just in time for the cold weather drawing in.

We are still building it up nicely and then letting it go cold (completely) - a kind of seasoning so to speak - breaking it in - and oh boy just that little has improved the warmth of our front room 100%.

I'm hoping that when it really gets going the whole of downstairs will benefit from this method of heating.

We also had a little visitor down the allotment in the variety of Mr (bright red breast) Robin. My favourite of all birds.

I think he lives in the old part of the ivy we decided to leave and for every two fork fulls turned he was right in there, bobbing around and down, finding any little grubs and worms for his tea.

And that was it - a truly uneventful weekend and not many photos to show either, but lots achieved.

A kind of weekend that involves nothing to speak of, but we tackled loads.

Stocking up on wood and coal, clearing out the allotment shed (no treasures uncovered) a mountain of ironing reduced to a few items left at the bottom of the basket, a jolly good clear out of the DVD's - and even the freezer got a defrosting!

I do feel a sense of contentment on weekends like these.

But why 'oh' why do I have the urge to Spring clean in completely the wrong season?!

I hope you had a good one too.