Nina Nixon

Journal

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'

Hello October


A pinch and a punch for the first day of the month.

I love this old English saying. 
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Originating from old England times when people thought witches existed.

People thought salt would make a witch weak, so the pinch part is pinching of the salt, and the punch part was to banish the witch.


The witch would be weak from the salt so the punch was to banish her. 
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I have to admit the kids and I have a little silly game where we try & see who can be the first to catch each other out - on the first day of each month that is.  I normally fail dismally as I'm just so blooming forgetful.

Waiting round corners and hiding outside the bathroom door to pounce on me just to be the first is the limits my children will go to, to pull one over on their poor old (bag of nerves) mum!  Roll on bedtime on the first day of the month say I.

Though I was always  taught it only applied up until lunchtime.  Try telling that to my mischievous little ones.

Anyway 'hello October' I think (I think) I'm ready to embrace Autumn now.

Have a beautiful day......and week.