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Nicole Bourcier Photographer/Artist/Author
Nicole Bourcier Photographer/Artist/Author

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Calendars

14/11/2018

Big news is that my 2019 Calendars are now available to order at a cost of £9.99 inc of p&p each UK only if outside UK contact me for postage price at cost.. To order simply fill in the contact form . I cannot accept orders for my postcards sets yet!

Calendars

14/11/2018

Big news is that my 2019 Calendars are now available to order at a cost of £9.99 inc of p&p each UK only if outside UK contact me for postage price at cost.. To order simply fill in the contact form . I cannot accept orders for my postcards sets yet!

Calendar 2019 , Postcards Set

12/10/2018

Exciting news! As I will soon have available for the first time ever, a Wall Calendar for 2019, AND again for the first time ever a Postcard Set. More details coming shortly. I have been working very hard to choose photographs I would personally like so I do hope you will like my choices. It has been much more time consuming than I anticipated but then everything I do always is. I will initially be doing some #Giveaways on twitter, so do follow me if you don't already. I will update you all as soon as I have the items in my hands to show you all and I for one cannot wait to see them.

Calendars and Postcards for 2019

09/05/2018

Just to say I am going to try to get some of my photographs available for the first time ever as Calendars and Postcards , in time for 2019.. They will be available to pre-order from my website here soon. So watch this space and keep your fingers crossed...... .

Pottery Ideas and Potter-y News

04/03/2018

I hope you all may have noticed that I have started a Pottery Gallery to show my work. Although far away right now I have just added two new dishes and covers, Ideal for adding Christmas Sparkle to any table. Not just pretty though, useful to serve a Christmas Pudding or Christmas Cake or hiding Christmas treats. Anybody interested in ordering/stocking any of my Pottery items please get in touch by using my contact page. Thank You.

I really hope I may have some news soon of some pottery items I am longing to show you all, but as I am awaiting approval (story of my life!) I will have to keep you all in suspense, (and myself) until word reaches me and I hope it will be 'yes' rather than 'no'. Especially as I have many ideas on this front, and it would be an awful shame if others are not able to delight in my inspirational pieces. They really will bring a smile to any face beside the fact they are useful.

Going to Pot

28/10/2017

As you know I have been hand-making my little figures from clay for sometime which can be viewed on my Artworks page. Now I am here to announce a new Gallery page on my website : Pottery.
This is where I shall show you photos of my items I make and design for the Home using my ideas inspiration and art to create I hope a vibrant and innovative new concept in home items for the kitchen or whatever Idea may come to me. Do check out my Pottery page and I hope you will like this new journey of items to look forward to.
Who knows where it may lead

Latest News Update

07/09/2017

It has been awhile since I have updated my website but I have not been idle, I have been making and doing allsorts. I am really self taught when it comes to drawing as I don't really count school. I had never been taught how to paint at all. well I cannot say that anymore as I have had some lessons. I wish I had been brave enough to paint years ago now and not stuck to only pencils and felt-tip pens, anyway I will be adding any paintings I have. here on my artworks page, in case anybody is actually interested in my art paintings. My favourite so far is an oil painting I have done of a character from one of my favourite films, those of you that follow me on twitter will probably know what film that is. Seeing the painting may give you a hint or not. Also my Swan painting I like as I had always wanted to try painting one

Also I have been to a pottery class to check that I am making my self taught figures correctly and it seems I was, thankfully. As I don't fancy trying to remake the 35 or so I have made to date, had I got it wrong.

In my other news I have made some wood paneling, as I had always wanted some but could not find nor afford the real thing. If anybody is interested in my paneling for a patent. who knows! I am wasted ha.My latest twitter avatar shows paneling in background

I was pleasantly surprised to find Monty Roberts is following me on twitter, may be he liked my horse videos on my youtube channel.

Lastly. the funny thing is sometimes it takes trying new things to re-establish where your passion lies and mine is still more than ever with photography despite the painting and pottery.

I miss my music portrait photography as not really having the opportunity lately, but I am trying to get a little time slowly to get out my camera again

Keep you posted!

Christmas 2016 NEWS

21/01/2017

Just to say some of you may have noticed I lost my dear horse last year and so had found a new one but as it was in the U.S.A couldn't bring it to the U.K. Having contacted some charities they had nothing needing a home, I was at a loss. Until I happened to see an advert for a big driving horse saying he had bad conformation and was as cheap a price as I have ever seen at £200 to good home. I went to see him worried a more unscrupulous person may want him at that price. 'Oh No.' on chatting with owner it appeared he was living out and doing his own thing since that stopped racing it!!! The horse was beautiful much with the looks of the 'Zorro Tornado' horse or the' Lloyds bank' type. He looked as if he needed a good dose of routine and attention as he didn't want to leave my side prompting the owner to say to me 'you two seem to have bonded already'. ' I will take him' I said and after adding up various costs for needed vaccinations, worm medication and feet trimming, I phoned up to say I may need to spend the same again to get him up to date. Well this has never ever happened to me! On the 23rd of December 2016 they bought him to me and said here is your Christmas gift box'. So I can safely say it was my best Christmas Present ever. I am not sure he will ever be ride-able and I have tried (yee-ha) but he is already a new best friend. I went with the old adage 'Never look a Gift-horse in the mouth'

I would just like to say a huge 'Thank You' to the total strangers to me that have entrusted me to give their horse a home

hope you like the story Here he is

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My Website Update

23/07/2015

Hopefully some of you will have noticed changes to my website, also you will notice there is not quite so much to see, as I felt most of us do not have time to look at too much on one website. I hope however to change the content more often. I have nearly finished the new look, so I hope you like it! I have lots more Artwork, and Photographs than is shown here, but it really is just a platform to give an idea of what I have done or can do. Please keep checking back anytime. Nicole

My Website

10/07/2015

My Website is having a makeover, so I ask for your patience as changes take place, Thank You.

The Rocking Horse (promo film)

10/07/2015

Here is a short film promo I have made for my children's book, 'The Rocking Horse.' It is all my own work. I even played the music (piano and chimes badly) on the film. Hope you all enjoy it! It does not give away any plot to the book, so don't think it does! It is just my imagination doing the best it can, to transport you to the enchanting world it all takes place in. I still have my finger's crossed it may be a film one day!
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BREAD

10/07/2015

Greetings! I recently made a quick video of a scene from the UK sitcom Bread,as my dog seems to have taken on the role of Mongy Boswell (the dog from said series) You can view it and hope you like it, just a bit of fun. If you want to stay up to date with any other videos I may post subscribe to my you tube channel, Thanks and Happy Viewing







My Super-Fast Christmas Pudding Recipe

03/01/2015

My Super-Fast Christmas Pudding
Christmas Pudding


preparation time:
15 minutes
Cooking time:
45 seconds
You will need:
A microwave oven
An individual size microwave-proof pudding mould
cling-film to cover


Ingredients
2oz Dried Sultanas
2oz Dried Mixed Fruit
1level dessertspoon of cut mixed peel
1 dessertspoon of Black Treacle
1 slice of thick bread (crusts removed)
1 teaspoon of Sherry
1 dessertspoon of Dark Rum
1 teaspoon of Brandy
Pure white vegetable lard for greasing (most important)

Method

1) Grease your pudding mould fairly thickly with the vegetable lard. (in other words so that you can see a coating)
2) Measure-out dried Sultanas, Fruit and Mixed peel and place in a bowl.
3) Take your piece of bread (crusts removed) and break the slice into small pieces and place in the bowl with the fruit.
4) Add the treacle and the Sherry, Rum and Brandy, and mix really well until it looks like (picture 1) and the treacle has covered the bread and fruit, giving it the traditional Christmas pudding colour. picture 1



























5) Now mix again with your hands until it forms a stiff-ball. You can now place it into your mould.
6) Press the pudding mix down gently but firmly into your mould with the back of a large spoon.
7) Cover mould top with cling-film and pierce film a few times. (see picture2)
Picture2


















8) Cook in microwave on full power for 45 seconds based on a 750w microwave.
9) Allow to stand for one minute as per microwave instructions, then tap sides of mould before turning-out onto a serving plate. (see Picture3 which shows serving suggestion of non-dairy cream and homemade brandy butter )
Christmas Pudding

I hope you enjoy this recipe which I hope to have available in my next cookbook, but don't let that stop you getting my first cookbook which is available from me here. Also, if you have tried and like this recipe, please make a comment on my guestbook. Thank You

Children's Book News

28/10/2013

I have the absolutely super news that The Kent and East Sussex Railway (K&ESR)that features in my children's book are now involved! The Rocking Horse book along with a choice of a free poster is now available at their Gift Shop in Tenterden. The Steam Railway and the Station in Northiam plays an integral part in the story. So you can see the scenes and places recreated in my book and even ride on the steam trains. I did, and had a smashing time! There is so much to see!