THE past couple of weeks have been incredibly busy for me and although I am in dire need of a decent holiday, I am not complaining! I have experienced so much in such a short space of time and learned some valuable lessons along the way.
I am currently developing talks and plan to visit various schools to deliver them. My talks will be available to all sectors so please get in touch if you think I would be suitable for an event you are running.
I launched my brand new, shiny, wonderful website last week thanks to John Rainey of Rainey Media. John was a pleasure to work with and I am delighted with the site. Visit www.raineymedia.ie for more.
To celebrate the launch I thought I would include an excerpt from my first blog post which you can read below.
I have made some simple changes to my daily routine as my old one REALLY wasn’t working for me. To give you an example, allow me to walk you through my previous food prep plan; Depending on the size of your kitchen it can be a royal pain in the.., preparing a meal when you are a crutch user. I have chosen bullet points for dramatic effect.
• Walk into kitchen and make a bee line for the fridge.
• Take out all necessary ingredients and place on small counter next to the fridge.
• Turn around and glance at the area across the room where I will actually prepare the food.
• Pile the items precariously on to a chopping board and carry it with my one free arm across the room.
• Watch helplessly as the onion rolls off the chopping board and hits the floor, or my foot when I instinctively put it out to save my fallen comrade.
• Place items on work surface and lean crutch against the counter while I get to work.
• Two minutes later listen to the sound of sliding and turn around just in time to watch my crutch slip away from the counter and hit the floor.
• Realise I left a good 50% of my ingredients on the small counter next to the fridge and spend the rest of my day going over and back.
• Drop my crutch a few more times.
• Give up and ring Dominos.
As you can imagine my old routine was a frustrating one. My new approach to cooking is nice and simple. Prepare, prepare, prepare! Having a plan in your head before you reach the kitchen is the best way to stay sane. Get to know every inch of your workspace. If the cooker protrudes a little it is probably a source of annoyance for other family members. They have most likely caught an item of clothing on it at some point. This little protruding edge is the perfect spot to lean a crutch against. Finding fortune in others’ misfortune is key!
To read the full blog you can visit my NEW website www.nikkibradleyspeaks.com . Feel free to offer feedback, it is always welcome. and visit the contact page to get in touch.
That’s right, I have a contact page! I plan to add a newsletter in the coming weeks so look out for it as it will include some handy tips and recipes etc. Basically all the fun stuff!