Couch to 2K

Even though the challenge of Couch to 2K set out by SDCSP and monitored by the MoveSpring app is completed, we have decided here in New Horizon to continue with the walk/jog challenge each week. The group participating increase their jog by 2 minutes each week and are up to 24 minutes jogging. Great achievement…

Summer Fruit Pavlova

We’ve been keeping the summer vibes in our Baking group as you can see! We baked these gorgeous Pavlovas topped with some fresh cream and summer fruits! Mouth watering!!

Shasta Daisy

This is a picture of the gorgeous Shasta Daisy growing here in our garden in New Horizon. It is the perfect, low maintenance perennial for naturalizing and filling in bare spots in the landscape. Some may reach 3 feet (1 m.) in height while others are just a few inches (8 cm.) tall. Once planted,…

Tuesdays walks to Tymon Park

We continue our walks every Tuesday afternoon to Tymon Park. At this time of the year it is so colourful with a lot of the area in the park left for wild flower meadow, making it an attractive and natural habitat for the bees. The girls couldn’t help the urge to take the plunge into…

Bray Cliff Walk

Wednesday June 1st a group of participants and 2 staff headed to Bray to do the cliff walk. We arrived to glorious sunshine and perfect temperatures for our challenge. This schedule outing came as a result of a social visit to Bray a few weeks back and some of our participants expressed an interest in…

Couch to 2K

A few weeks ago we commenced a Couch to 2K Challenge organised by the South Dublin Sports Partnership. To get involved we downloaded an App called MoveSpring. The program is run over 5 weeks and it’s aim is to have us jog 2K at the end! Over the last 3 weeks we have been building…

Kick Start to Recovery Football Programme

This is a 5-a-side soccer programme with an FAI coach and the SteppingIn project. It is open to men and women of all fitness and skill! and meet once a week for training and matches at the Kilnamanagh astro pitches. Yesterday a group of us here in New Horizon took part in the football match…

Pool and Snooker in Brookfield Community Centre

We have had the pleasure of using Brookfield Community centre this week for Pool and Snooker. The kind staff in Brookfield have given us the opportunity to use their facilities every Tuesday morning for Pool and Snooker and week 1 went down a treat. Looking forward to next week!

Visit to Farmleigh House

We had a fantastic center day trip to Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park on Wednesday. We had a tour around the house and then headed to the lake house cafe for a cupper, and afterwards we took a walk around the beautiful gardens and gallery. Home to the Guinness family for generations, Farmleigh remains…

Day trip to Bray

We took on our first trip post Covid restrictions to Bray on Wednesday of this week. The weather treated us to glorious sunshine and a calm sea and was a real treat to be out and about soaking up the accessible sights to us. Looking forward to planning our next trip 😊

Easter Baking

This week in the baking corner, as its Easter we went with the chocolate theme and made choc chip muffins. They smelt and looked gorgeous..

10 Facts about Wind Energy

1. Wind Turbine Towers Are As Tall As the Statue of Liberty 2. Wind Power Generation Does Not Emit Any Greenhouse Gases 3. Global Onshore Wind Electricity Generation Increased by 11% in 2020 4. Offshore Wind Could Potentially Generate 18 Times the Current Global Electricity Demand 5. Offshore Wind Can Generate More Electricity with Less…

“Hello, How are you?”

We had a fabulous day supporting and promoting Mental Health Irelands National “Hello, how are you?” Day yesterday. We hosted afternoon tea onsite and ran small group Yoga and Relaxation sessions. It was so lovely to have as many as we could onsite and was so lovely to catch up with each other all together…

St. Patrick’s Day Baking

This week in the baking corner we are sticking with tradition and baking Irish Soda Bread, especially with the week that’s in it. Soda bread is an iconic Irish bread and we are proud to champion it! Soda bread along with Irish stew, Barmbrack, Irish whiskey and dark porter stout has become one of the…

The Baking Corner

This week in the baking corner we took on the task of not one but two types of cakes. We baked dairy free chocolate cake and coffee cake. One form of the chocolate cake we baked was similar to a Victoria sponge, the other was using the same recipe, adding marshmallows and baking it in…

Our Environment

 Some Interesting Facts About Climate Change 1. We are certain we’ve caused it. 2. The last decade was the hottest in 125,000 years 3. The ocean absorbs most of the heat we produce 4. CO2 is at its highest in 2 million years 5. We are losing 1.2 trillion tons of ice each year 6….

The Baking Corner

This week in the baking corner we put our hands to making Jammy fairy cakes! Its basically a fairy cake recipe with jam in the middle, what’s not to love. The history of the fairy cake is akin to the history of the cupcake, which first shows up in literature at the end of the…

Movie Review – Belfast

Venue: Stella, Rathmines (image by stellacinema.ie) Running time: 1hr and 30 mins I went to see the film ‘Belfast’ in the Stella cinema last week. I really enjoyed the film. I went with Louise and two of her friends. Its a semi autobiographical film which follows the life of a ‘working class’ family during the…