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'

The week

  ......that was.

Another busy week has just flown by for us - but then it was the last week of's normally (always) a 'by the seat of our pants' experience.  

Some like it, some loath it - I kind of sit in the middle if I'm honest.  It's good to be busy, but the emotions and tears *blimey* - exhausted is an understatement.

Anyway - as you probably know me by know, I always have my phone with me so most things that happen in our days gets one way or another.

:: So here it is ::

Home grown produce, shucking broad beans, an almighty craving for chocolate coated caramel - that I ended up making myself - and an apple and cheddar cake because......darn those cold days of Summer!

Eating fresh produce - either straight from the allotment or plucked there and then from the pod, sweet peas in the garden and a glimmer of blue skies......mostly in the evenings when the rain clouds had parted.

 The Olympic torch came through our town - the excitement and anticipation - it made for a fabulous adventure.

 The best kind of parcels in the post, a beautiful morning and an elastic heart found on a clean up of the girls bedroom.  Oh how they are just like me......daydreamers.

 An evening spent outside (at last) enjoying an all home made/home grown meal tip topped off with sitting outside by the fire watching the bats bomb by.  

We dined on ::: fish 'n' chips with roasted garlic and a pea puree - all grown by us......apart from the fish which was caught locally that very morning from our fishmongers = delicious.

And that was our week - jam packed, but lots of fun......I hope you had a good one too.  

We're now hoping for sunshiny days and at least one week of doing absolutely nothing......not a jot 'oh' that would be good.


A big hello to A Load of old Tat (I recognise that place) and Divanitas (no link I'm afraid) - warm, warm welcomes and hellos.

::  edited - the recipe for salted caramels can be found here.  I added the extra chocolate layer once the caramels had cooled instead of sprinkling with more salt as I felt the mixture incorporated enough......for my taste buds anyhoo.  Enjoy.