Nix's News

Chichester Holistic Fayre

I will be here offering Reiki taster sessions, also I will be selling some creative goodies.

  

   

 


Event at Portchester Football Club

 

Nix in Nature will be here for magick wand sales, wand orders and also advertising Reiki and artwork services :-).


Fireworks and Face Painting

Our first event since moving back south and 27 faces to paint! I didn't really know where the night went but everyone was lovely and the fireworks were nice. The event was held at the local football club.

   


Still time for a couple of energy exchange gifts before we go...

Some more therapy room wooden signs, one for Vicky at lendrick Lodge and one for Oona at Tir na nOg.

 

Bill at Cashel's bird box as a thank you for my violin!

  

And some magick wands..

   

 


Last Activity Weekend at Cobleland Campsite

We've had a lovely but emotional last weekend here at Cobleland, this will always be a happppeeee place for us and thank you to all those who we have met and who have joined in with our activities over the years who have helped to make it so special.  Scotland has proved an enriching experience in so many ways and it now feels like our second home, so thank you to all the lovely people of Scotland for making us feel so welcome, this land here is indeed very special and magical! Who knows where our journey will take us next but I'm sure we will come back soon and often.

Teapot Cottage

Will has just about finished creating Teapot Cottage using reclaimed wood or off-cuts from the forest.  A couple of pesky vandalism incidents in the summer meant the finish time was delayed, but hopefully now that it is a finished sturdy structure kids will just love coming across this in Teapot Wood and look after it for both themselves and the faeries to enjoy.

We had a few tackle the Chocolate Quest in Teapot Wood on Saturday and the day finished off lovely with a great bat walk long with 25 campers (and 2 rather fluffy dogs) eager to learn about and to see the bats.

Here Dave the bat is about to try to devour all the little moths, he got one!

The Wacky Forth Races

Our last race attracted a few, plus campsite managers, Lesley and Graham decided to try their luck too!

Rafts Pictured from left with Jasmine, Sam, Rosie and Darah:

Scarlett - The Rescue Boat (3rd)

Connie - Teen Zombie From Mars (Connie was stuck for a name for her raft, the name eventually came from the top she was wearing)

Darah - Mushrooms Beautiful (2nd)

Jasmine - The Dead Boat (1st - and overall reigning champion for most wins during the season)!

Rosie - Speedy (4th)

Sam - The Ship of Doom

Duncan - The African Queen

Graham - The Barfly

Lesley - We'll Miss You!

Well done to all who have taken part in this 'adrenaline rush' sport that is  'The Wacky Forth Races'. The anxiety of which has come more from watching the rafts meander through the obstacles of trees and adverse wind conditions rather than the speed of the river lately though.  I'm sure the rain will return soon but in the meantime thanks for such lovely weather this season and for not having to cancel many activities!

Surprise Tea Party

That sneaky Lesley is getting a dab hand at surprise parties lately! What a lovely surprise after our last event today to get together with everyone and stuff ourselves with cake, cake, a biscuit and more cake :-).  Thanks for all your lovely gifts and well wishes and thank you Lesley and Graham for always being so lovely and for helping and supporting us along the way.... and for this amazing cake to take away for our trip to Knoydart - that should keep us going!

The twins, Chaos and Mayhem, made this lovely picture for us today. Very accurate eh, I love how kids are so observant :-)

Keep in touch everyone! We'll keep you all posted if we are back in the area, or planning any events wherever we are as it will be lovely to meet up.  I'll be adding interesting nature stuff and more to the main website this winter too.


Wacky Forth Races

Three raft builders today, here's the line up.  Despite the quiet turnout, you wouldn't think it for the cheers by the river, then the tears! Everyone is a winner of course :-).

From left: 

Andrew - The Blue Ribbon (1st)

Robert - The Dragon 'Fly' (3rd)

Finley - The Floating Jet Boat (2nd)

Whilst down by the finish line, we spotted a carefully placed otter spraint on the winner's rock. Jenni and her Dad were lucky enough to see an otter here last week, we are yet to be lucky but look forward to the day that we are.


Activities at Cobleland Campsite

Could this be our last weekend for activities here? The sun is shining, but I hear that the rain is to return by mid-week!  Met some lovely new families to the site this weekend and despite being a quiet tranquil weekend, we were busy for activities.

Here is Millie's lovely pendant.  Her favourite animal is a deer, but she also had some rather cute dogs camping with her, Sprocket and Orla the puppy.

Here are this week's wands, from left: Finlay's Hazel, Millie, Harris, Daniel (not pictured - he needed a nap), Reece and Lily-Ann all chose Hawthorn. Actually, Millie needed a nap too, probably after all the running around for the Chocolate Quest earlier, which she needed to do in order to burn off all the calories before winning the humongous chocolate bar!

12 bat detectors joined us for the Bat Walk and despite the chilly evening there were lots of bats swooping around our heads trying to eat up as much as they could ready for their winter naps. Leo made an excellent bat for the game, although he went hungry as he only managed to catch one moth!


The Wacky Forth Races

It was the third to last raft race and it was a busy one with thirteen raft designers hoping to claim the winner's prize.  We haven't had much rain at all lately so it was a slow race (which meant I actually had time to record the winning order) and a couple of Dad's and Jenni had to help some of the rafts along as they kept stopping for a rest on the river's edge.

From left:

Darah - Birthday Wishes (Winner)

Adam - The Hoy (10th)

Sophie & Lauren - Molly (12th)

Liam - The Corries (6th)

Jenni & Jasmine - HMS Princess (7th)

Rachel - Fairy Friends (9th)

Connor - The Nine (3rd)

Nathan - Summer Solstice (4th)

Emily & Cian - The Cobbly Wobbly (8th)

Madeline - Magic (2nd)

Milly - Rosie (raced for fun - it was a Robertson's bottle)

Molly - Dumb (13th)

Samuel - Tessa's Boat (11th)

Cambell & Morgan - Bob (5th)


Activities at Cobleland Campsite

Wooden Pendants

The weather is just fabulous which means lots of happy campers enjoying the trees and the fresh air.  After the chocolate Quest we decided to get crafty and here are some lovely pendants the kids came up with.

Jasmine's neclis :-)

Darah's butterfly design, a sea shell was added later.

Lauren's glitterball of a pendant resulted in Will looking like he was ready for an episode of Strictly!

Sophie's ruby encrusted butterfly.

Will can't sit still for long so he came up with this crab face :-).

Magick Wands

Jenni was back this weekend again to add another wand to her collection, also a few lads wanting to know how to do some spells to their Dad's.  I had to inform them that they couldn't use them for mischievous spells though, which includes turning a Dad into a frog!

From left: Max's Oak, Alfie's Oak, Jenni's Hazel, Sam's Oak, Harry's Oak and Samuel's Hazel. Connor made a Hazel wand but suddenly rushed off during spell teaching, obviously couldn't wait to get to work!

Bat Walk

Lovely to see so many people interested in bats and coming along to the bat walk. We had lots of sorprano pipistrelle's showing off their acro'bat'ic abilities above our heads in the trees. We also had some owls screeching on our way back to camp. 

We later heard the Miller family were having fun when they got back to camp with an Egyptian story that I mention when I talk about owls. It is said that if a Pharaoh took a dislike to someone they would send them a picture of an owl in the post.  If you were unlucky enough to receive the owl picture it was expected of you to take your own life and the owl would then be your guide to the otherworld! I think everyone was getting the owl card then :-).


The Wacky Forth Races

This week's contenders..

From left:

Sophie - Frozen Elsa (1st)

Adam - Nothing, Monster Machine (2nd)

Aiden - Carnage (3rd)

Violet - Fluffy (4th)

Eliza, Andrew, Rory - The BFG (5th)

Ooh, they finished all in the order as above!  The wind pushed those with big sails backwards at first, then BFG got caught in an alder tree. Sophie was pleased to win this year after her efforts last year.