Nicola’s Blog

Moved! March 2, 2009

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For anyone that is wondering why I haven’t posted anything in a while..
My blog has moved – the new address is


Simple but Tasty! February 3, 2009

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Usually if I do chicken in breadcrumbs (or similar), I dip the chicken or chicken pieces into egg, then flour and/or breadcrumbs and fry it.

I came accross this recipe the other week and tried it last night. It was really, really good!! Dipping the chicken in melted butter instead of egg made a big difference! I didnt have any cornflakes, so I whizzed up some toast in the mixer to make breadcrumbs, and it was very tasty – cooking it in the oven makes it a healthier option too.  Something I will definitely try again!

The suggestion is also made to prepare the chicken strips ahead of time, and then to freeze them so they just need to be cooked. Good timesaving idea.


Voting is open for Round 2! January 30, 2009

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Theme: “Simple Pleasures – Home”

ALL VOTES appreciated 🙂

You can vote once every 24 hours.



My latest little project January 26, 2009

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Here is what I was up to today..

Wanted  to make some personalised little notebooks for the kids in our congregation.  Here are the results!


Kildare Village: Simple Pleasures ~ Gallery – Let’s go exploring! January 24, 2009

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Please register on this website and vote for my photo of Lily – I want to win €1000 gift voucher for Kildare Village – Donal needs a new suit 🙂


The weirdest dream… January 21, 2009

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lilys-pic3One evening last week, I was chatting to Michelle, and during the night I had the funniest dream I have had in ages!!  

I was pregnant (and thats not the funny bit!)… with TWINS (and even that’s not the worst of it)…

I think I remember actually being in the hospital and telling them to “wake me up when it was all over” . So there I was stuck at home with these twins – two boys.  I slept the whole night, and woke up (still in my dream though) thinking it was strange that they didnt cry, and didnt want to eat.

Now one of the twins just was in the background somewhere, he didnt do much, but the other one – well.. he pulled evil faces at me when noone was looking! He kept biting me.. he was altogether a horrible little thing.

In the dream, someone came over to me an cooed their congratulations, and asked “Well what did you name them?”  I replied “Sure I dont know, I didnt even think of giving them a name!”  The person said “Well you have to give them a name!”  So I said, “Ok, this one (the evil one) is Charlie! And the other one is.. I don’t know.. Jack will do.”

So Donal and I went to a bookstudy in Sweden, and forgot the twins there as we were leaving – we weren’t bothered with them at all!

And then, Charlie started reading and writing on Day 2 of his life! I’m telling you, he was a WEIRD baby!!!

And that’s it… I think it had something to do with the picture there to the left – it’s Lily’s drawing of “mummy with a baby in her tummy”.  And then Michelle was going to buy frames for some “Charlie and Lola” pictures – I recon that’s where the Charlie came from.  Anyway, it has given me a good laugh over the last few days!!  Wouldnt I just make a fabulous mum?!?!?