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'




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I love our open fire, wood burner (when we had it) bonfires on the beach and campfires at any time of the reasonable seasonal time of the year, but I am absolutely pants at lighting them. 

I have tried lots of different ways and hate being reduced to the chemical induced blocks. 

So when Heather at

Growing Spaces

and Sarah at


first creative make as part of their wonderful collaboration 'The Everyday Spruce // #theeverydayspruce' was five wonderful ways, easy and useful to utilise and upcycle your Christmas tree.  Well the fire lighters (or starters) instantly caught my eye. 

And I had a go.

They are 'really easy' to make.  Perfectly proportioned if you're away camping for the weekend, but just as useful if (like me) you need a little help lighting those home fires.

After chatting with Heather we both agreed they would benefit with the addition of a wick (I left mine in by accident, in my haste) and soy wax tea lights are the best type to use for fire lighters as they burn cleaner and for longer.

Joining in with The Everyday Spruce.  Go have a look at Heather and Sarah's creative makes, it has spurred my creativity.