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 eve of Advent...and so it begins.

We always have two calenders to mark December 1st.

Newly bought a traditional advent calender pinned to the pantry door - this year behind each door the story of the nativity unfolds.  The second a twenty four pocket handmade felt calender, each filled with a chocolate for all three children.  

It takes a whole tin of Cadbury's Celebrations to fill all those little pockets - plus a few extra for me (nom, nom) as I set about the task....Maltesers are my favourite. This is the one that comes out each year...since the smallest became the eldest.

Though don't tell the children I've secretly bought a little calender for myself this year - just a small A5 one.  There are three things I love about Christmas. The advent calender, a stocking filled with goodies and traditional carols.  Apart from the last that will be cranked up come tomorrow I have to rely on the mister to provide my 'Christmas' stocking - he's not failed me yet.

Two out of the three are super excited, but as you can imagine the eldest boy is only interested in the latter - it's an age thing.  And a topic that has taken all my powers of persuasion to ensure he doesn't spoil it for the younger two.

However you celebrate the start of the new month - the last in the year - 'hello December' - have a super fantastic weekend.