Category Archives: General

Muscular Dystrophy Bow Tie Week

Check out the Facebook page for Nic’s Cookbook and “like” it if you want to!

I’ve had a busy time lately, with lots of trips to the hospital because a cyst in my mouth abscessed and had to be removed. In the school holidays I was at the hospital six times, including a midnight visit to the Emergency Department, surgery, and some time in Intensive Care. The cyst has been removed now, I’m pleased about that!

Waikato Hospital

I met Valerie Adams at the Weetbix Tryathlon a couple of weeks ago, what a buzz!

Valerie Adams

Last week I did the Mini Rev, part of the rev cycle festival, it was really cool.

The Rev

Bow Tie Week is next month, March 22-30, so the ad I’m in with Judy Bailey will be on television again. I hope they raise lots of money to helps kids with Muscular Dystrophy, and to help the search for a cure!

Go to’s-cookbook-nic’s-lunchbox/ to go to the MDA website to buy copies of Nic’s Lunchbox and Nic’s Cookbook.

Nic’s Lunchbox is Launched!

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The launch of Nic's Lunchbox

The launch of Nic’s Lunchbox

My new book “Nic’s Lunchbox” was launched on Saturday 5th October at Red Cherry Cafe in Cambridge.  Thank you to Red Cherry, MDA and Scholastic for making this such a great event.

Nic's Lunchbox Launch

Nic’s Lunchbox Launch

Waikato Homeshow

Waikato Homeshow

Waikato Homeshow

Waikato Homeshow












On Sunday I was at the Waikato Homeshow cooking with Chef Sarah Turpitt. We made the Lemony Chickpea Dip and Cheese Biscuits from my new book “Nic’s Lunchbox”. It was a great show and I enjoyed cooking with Sarah.

Invitation to the Launch of my new cookbook “Nic’s Lunchbox”

Check out the Facebook page for Nic’s Cookbook and “like” it if you want to!

luncbox launch
Invitation for the launch of my new cookbook, “Nic’s Lunchbox” on Saturday 5th October (this is the middle weekend of the school holidays).

Infusion of Zolandronate at the hospital

Infusion of Zolandronate at the hospital

In the last school holidays I had quite a few trips to the hospital, for different things.  I don’t think it’s the best way to spend my holidays!  Over the last few months I’ve seen lots of different Doctors and Specialists. One day during the holidays I spent the morning in the hospital with a needle in my arm so I could get some medicine called Zolandronate to help my bones because I have osteoporosis. While I was there my mum and I decided to see if we could count how many different hospital departments and areas I’ve been to over the years.  We counted 20!  And I think we have forgotten some!

I have my first cooking class at school today, I think I’ll really enjoy it :-)