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'

From my home

I'm using all my free time to make pink polka dot birthday crowns at the moment - all seven of them.

Three done, four more to go - I started yesterday lunchtime...........with a little Boo watching carefully over my shoulder, instructing and tidying up after me all the way of course.

Now you may be thinking 'pah' a couple of hours job done!

But my free time is so sporadic and broken up into teeny tiny pieces - five minutes here, two minutes there. Honestly I dream of having just an hour to myself most days - and it's always the way, as soon as I park my backside down I normally get a 'muuuuuuuuum!'

Sometimes it's not even worth bothering with as I can't bare all the interruptions.

But with a very special, select (hence all seven) princess party looming - with a birthday so close to Christmas I always find the emphasis on celebrating a grand girlie party in style rather then another stack of presents - I need to get tough and maybe not feel like I'm the only one that can only do it all.

Give my little ones a bit more responsibility.

So who cares if the orange juice ends up all over the floor- it'll clean up. Or if an argument is about to irrupt. There is nothing wrong with a little bit of good old sibling rivalry - they need to learn how to sort out their own fights at some point!

Unless of course it involves fisticuffs......which is very rare in our household to be honest. Just the odd (occasional) sneaky poke to the ribs, but kids will be kids.............right?

And I need to learn to let them just get on with it and try to say 'no' a hell of a lot more.

That part doesn't come easy for me - I hate letting anyone down. But I must be strong! If only for the next couple of weeks 'or' until I feel all has been accomplished and I'm happy that a princess party will run smoothly (until the day) with all my little 'done' boxes ticked.

Three down, four to go. Three down, four to go - that's my mantra for the next week or so, but with the first number getting higher and the second getting lower until I can finally say..........job done!

Have a super day.