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'

Forgotten ways for Modern Days

                                          All words and photography © Nina Nixon

                                          All words and photography © Nina Nixon

I'm not a huge one for reading or even (sadly) picking up a book, as hideous as that may sound.  As a child I wasn't really encouraged to read much and one of my pet hates are the kind of books referred to as 'coffee table books'.  Lovely pictures, but totally useless.

But once in a while a book shines more brightly amongst the rest and I am very 'very' tempted.  These to me are truly beautiful publications.  Even I get that a book has to be pored over and treasured, to add value and be appreciated for what it is and all the hard work that has gone into making it.  To me that is a very good book indeed.

My very clever friend Rachelle Blondel of Dock & Nettle has spent a great deal of time creating such a book.  You can feel her energy and passion, hear her voice and guidance radiating from the pages.  I need to be able to communicate with a  book and for it to communicate back to me.  So to hear the author resonate so clearly is a very personal thing for me.

Maybe it's the reason why I'm so picky with my reading material.

I was sold before I'd even seen a copy, when Rachelle told me her concept behind it.  I knew immediately that it was 'my kind of book'.  

To take from her wisely knowledge given so honestly and adapt it to my own lifestyle.

There are so many things I want to make from Rachelle's book and there are some habits I do already incorporated into my lifestyle, my way of life, but with a twist.  So to choose one thing to make immediately from it was the most difficult part, as I want to make it all.  But I settled on some 'smudge sticks' as the herbs are abundant in our cutting patch at the moment and I knew it would be the perfect thing to get small hands involved with too.    

Even in the making the house smelt delicious so I know these will smell amazing when I finally come to use them.

I'm not ashamed to say I have book love and such praise for my very talented and lovely friend and all her wonderful wisdom.