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'


It's been pretty miserable in the weather department around here this week.

I've lost count the amount of times I've been drenched, stepped in puddles, splashed by cars, hung dripping coats and umbrellas up to drip dry, warmed socks and gloves up by the wood burning stove or the opposite and dried them out.

I hate soggy!

And watching the weather forecast last night I sat in dismay wondering why so much rain. I must of said that a little too loudly rather then keep the grumble inside my head because hubby replied 'well what do you is January!'

I have to say - that tipped me over the edge.

'Wellllllll' - I replied.

How about some lovely fresh crisp, crunchy, frosty mornings so you can see your very breath in the air with sunlight that nearly blinds you...............for a start. It is January - don't you know!

Of course all these things have a knock on effect.

With the rain we have the mild air, but it's so blooming grey. And with the cold it is just that - cold 'oh so cold' that you end up with back ache from all the hunching over. And possible a cold from all the getting warm, getting cold, getting warm again malarkey..................!

As I said - I think he tipped me over the edge.

But today is a new day - sod the weather and just walking around the house I've found lots to be cheerful about today.

Even if it is a bunch of daffs in a pretty vase with a piece of red gingham ribbon tied around the handle or a tiny little tea light lit and held in a pretty spotty candle holder or a lovely set of cups and saucers all joyful and flowery with their gorgeous pastel colours.

All these things bring cheerfulness into my life, even though they may seem daft and all the other stupid stuff is just that...............silly, stupid and self indulgent.

Have a lovely day and I hope you find some cheerfulness in your day.

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ps. thank you for all your encouraging words over the messy situation I've got myself into. It's so good to know I'm not the only one out there with so little time to get organized. I blame those life laundry programmes that make it all look so simple. But that's a whole different spout for another day I think.