Nicola’s Blog

Website January 8, 2009

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When I have finished my pile of ironing, I am planning to begin a revamp of my website.  

As I am no longer looking for photography work, I am thinking of just using it as a gallery for some of the photography that I have done (possibly selling some prints), and a way of sharing any photos with family and friends.

Any suggestions or ideas are always welcome!!


Tanya & Wendy’s Visit December 14, 2008

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Messages! November 19, 2008

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Happy 5th Anniversary Alison & Andre!!
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Have a wonderful time on your cruise Michelle & Tim!


Jazz is like Guinness… October 19, 2008

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As mentioned in the previous post, we went to listen to the Elio Villafranca Quartet in Tuar Ard Arts Centre in Moate last night.

I was interested to see what Donal made of it, as it was his first real experience of live jazz.  I thought that his description was very good!  He said that jazz seemed to be like Guinness – you either love it, or you hate it; when you first taste it, it isn’t like anything you have tasted before, but after a while you can acquire a taste for it, and even start to enjoy it!  It was perhaps a little bit more progressive/modern than the jazz I am used to listening to, but it wasn’t so way out that we didn’t enjoy it – we did very much.

The audience for jazz in Moate seems to be very small – only about 30 people turned up – but it didn’t seem to make any difference to Elio and the other musicians! Its a joy to watch people who truly love what they do for a living, and this small group really looked like they were enjoying themselves.  They are extremely talented musicians -I particularly appreciated Elio’s piano playing, and the alto saxophonist/flutist Jane Bunnett.

I think that my favourite piece was one that was composed for a Cuban documentary called “Mirror Dance“.

And a cute little photo of us back at mum & dad’s place in Moateweb analytics


Latin Jazz tomorrow! October 17, 2008

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Tomorrow evening, we are going to listen to Elio Villafranca in Tuar Ard Arts Centre in Moate!

I am really looking forward to it! Will post here to tell you all what it was like.


Cunninghams Visit

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 The Cunningham family were here for a visit from October 2nd – October 14th.

We had the BEST time ever! We went to Kerry for the day, we went to Tickety Boo, Krazy Kids, Athlone Castle, Max & Tim got to ride on a speed boat on the river, we went to Kildare to see the National Stud & Japanese Gardens, we ate lots of good food, & drank lots of good Guinness!

 I miss you all already..

Photos from the visit can be seen from the ‘Links‘ page on the MaxBlog.


Happy Anniversary!

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On Monday the 20th, Donal and I have been married for 7 years!  Its amazing how time just flies by.

We had a wonderful wedding day in Macon, Georgia – and I wouldnt change a thing about it even if I could go back in time.

More importantly, I am happier than I have ever been – I have a wonderful husband, partner, best friend & companion to share my life with.

I love you Donal!!! Happy anniversary!!!!