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'

Merry and Bright

We've been trying to get a little bit festive over here at the weekend - we're not that big on over kill.

The only thing I do, do though at this time of the year - in a big way - is Christmas carols. I love them and 'yes' they have been playing almost continuously since the 1st.....of December that is.

Anyhow - it tends to take me the whole of December - putting up a little at a time - until I feel I've hit the right balance within our home. And for me to get used to all the jingle, jangle!

I'm the same with the taking down as well. I just can't bring myself to rip it all apart in one go, left with a home that feels bare and empty.

I'm one of those really annoying people that takes it all down a little a bit at a time as well.

I guess the reason why I do this or 'why I started' to do this is because I feel Christmas seems to get earlier and earlier - starting at the beginning of December or even the end of November. If that is your way then that's fine - it's just not me because................

Being a traditionalist I have imprinted in my mind - grown up with the idea - that is should be the twelve days before Christmas and the twelve days after, but....................

I know deep down we all need a little cheering up at this time of the year and I can't bring myself to be the 'bah humbug' mother that sticks firm to this tradition of hers.

~ though the kids have already done their Christmas cards - I haven't.....yet. Maybe I'll just donate a goat instead this year ~

So from the first weekend in December I do a little here and a little there - just introducing a few things at a time - to help make our home look 'Merry and Bright' leaving only the tree for my traditional ways.

I think that makes it this weekend coming and then we will be definitely going to town with the decorations.

How about you - traditional.....or not?