Nics lives mainly in her kitchen or that of friends, and can in most instances be found making dinner.  Or in, on or by the sea.

As a writer, journalist  and communications specialist she writes words that tell stories and make memories.

She excels at finding ways to make things happen with style and ease.

Writing about food, travel, relationships, health, grace, spirituality, exercise, rest,  creativity and everything inbetween, she is available for a variety of assignments including: features, articles, profiles, brand development, communications advice and copywriting. 

As well as other creative projects that align with the Salt and Sparkle ethos.

She has worked for the BBC, RTE, Channel 4, UTV, Discovery, and National Geographic.  Making factual, news entertainment, lifestyle and of course, cookery television.  As well as at the highest levels in both private and public sector organisations.

You can hear her reguarly on BBC Radio Ulster Thought for the Day.

Her written work and photography has been featured in a range of national newspapers including: The Times, Irish Times, Irish News, The Newsletter, The Belfast Telegraph, Farming Life, Irish Farm Journal, Farm Week and the Irish Independent, and in a range of consumer magazines including: Homes and Gardens, Modern Mum, NI Homes and Lifestyle, The Gloss, Irish Tatler, Good Housekeeping and BBC Food.

She writes for the web and contributes regularly to The Foodie Bugle , CFC Belfast, Belfast Times and Totally Travel.

A seasoned copy and script writer she takes on work for commercial clients producing rememberable and quotable copy.

Nic's Talks about Salt and Sparkle

‘Salt and Sparkle’ is my storyboard where you'll find fantastic content about food, travel, creativity as well as thoughts on daily life, lots of recipes and great photography. 

I love people, traveling and cooking - liking nothing better than seeing my table filled with people eating and chatting.  

Passionate about telling stories through words and pictures – I love colour, light, music and the sea; people, chocolate chip cookies, ben and jerry’s frozen yogurt, and running, reading, books, photos and my friends and family, clementines, Dalmatians, flowers and grace. 

I’m not a fan of negativity or pessimism and believe if you look for it, every situation has a glimmer of hope. 

I’d love to hear your thoughts so please don’t hide, introduce yourself, join the conversation and let’s talk together.