Culture Night 2018

A couple of weeks ago the annual ‘Culture Night’ was held in Dublin. Anne the Eve New Horizon Hub manager had organized a trip into the city centre for a group of participants from New Horizon to sample some of the events and venues of ‘Culture Night 2018’. We had arranged to meet in town…

Botanical Flowers

On a recent trip to the Botanic gardens with a group from New Horizon I brought a small sketchbook.  I drew some of the flowers I noticed on my way around the gardens.  I coloured them in with markers that I also brought with me.  It’s only lately that I have started carrying a sketchbook…

Extra on Fair City

Hello my name is Suzanne  I’m a participant in Eve New Horizon. I recently started back as an extra in the Irish soap Fair City. When I started in New Horizon I met Julie who also works occasionally as an extra on the show.  When I started back yesterday on the set there was about…

Photography Course

Week one of the photography course started last Monday. We had an induction class of photography which was great. Jim is our facilitator.  This course is the first time I have been in a photography class. Jim did a trick with the camera to make it look like a flower was coming out of a…

Chopped Review

As   part    of    the   healthy   Ireland   programme   we get   to   go   out   and   visit   five different    restaurant’s   over    five weeks   and   try   healthy    options    from   their    menus   and    review    them each week. This  week  we went to Chopped in the Square Tallaght. This is a fast food outlet, but it is a healthy fast food…

Tallaght Annual Health Fair

On the 11th of September a group of 8 participants and a staff went to the Tallaght Annual Health Fair in Fettercairn. We left after a break and we were back just before lunch. When we arrived there were lots of people there. It was held in Fettercain Community Centre. There were many stalls such…

EVE World Cup 2018

On 29th August we went to play football between Eve/HSE Centres.   Myself, Dave the staff member, Liam, Patrick, Farayi and Darius.   It was held on the D.I.T Campus in Grangegorman Dublin. It was great experience. There were eight  teams  playing from the different Eve/HSE centres.   The weather was really nice.  New Horizons won the cup. …

Feel Good Day

Recently we had a feel good day here in New Horizon, I have never heard of a feel good day before, so I didn’t know what to expect from the day, I was really looking forward to coming in on the day because I had no idea what was planned. We were divided up into…

Healthy Ireland Cookery Group

This is a Burrito recipe we cooked in our Healthy Ireland with Gemma. Ingredients: 1 lb lean minced beef (<5% fat) 1 small onion      Olive oil     2 cloves garlic Half tsp each of cumin, chilli powder, smoked paprika and salt. 1 tsp mixed herbs          1 tblsp plain flour 2 tins tomatoes         …

Healthy Ireland Cookery Group

Gemma’s Potato Pesto 2.5kg bag white potatoes Small packet of green beans 2 small heads of broccoli     2 pints of milk 3 tsp of green pesto               2ozs of butter 2tbls heaped of plain flour Grated Parmesan Cheese        Pine Nuts Method Pre-boil potatoes. Leave the potatoes…

Trip to Larine

Recently Laura took three of us in the people carrier down to Maynooth to visit the Eve HSE Larine Hub. They have only recently changed over from a Clubhouse to a Hub. We had heard great things about all their notice boards and were going down to have a look at them and maybe get…

Lithuania

Lithuania is located in South East Europe and I am from there. I lived in City called Kaunas. It’s a second largest city in Lithuania. We have neighbours of Latvia and Estonia and we border with Russia.  I lived there all my life its beautiful country. In Lithuania there is like 42% of forests I…

WICKED at the BORD GAIS

           Two Staff members, David and Samantha and seven participants, Gillian, Maureen, Maria, Rosanna, Christine, Alan and Elizabeth, from New Horizon went to see the musical Wicked in the Bord Gais theatre last week.  We had really good seats and the theatre was very impressive, you could see the stage from every angle without being…

BlacKKKlansman

Last Wednesday Aug 29th, The Mens’s Group went to the I.M.C. cinema in the Square to see Spike Lee’s new film BlacKKKlansman. The film is set in 1970’s America and concerns the true story of ‘Ron Stallworth’, the first black police officer in the Colorado Springs police department. The film is based on the real…

Book Review

I recently read a fiction novel called The Solomon Curse by Clive Cussler and Russell Blake. I found out later that it is number 7 in the series of Fargo adventures. It has a modern feel to it but is full of adventure with some action, is mysterious and involves caving and underwater archaeology. The…

Botanic Gardens

Part of the timetable in New Horizon has been day trips out . We head out for the full day and we have been blessed with great weather so far. Last week a group of us and Gemma went to the Botanic Garden in Glasnevin. The weather was really nice and we arrived grand and…

Maureen’s Drawings

I haven’t been drawing for a while so I decided now is the time to get back into it.  I bring my sketch book everywhere with me now and sketch from observation whatever catches my eye.  My plan is to build up a big enough portfolio of drawings that I can mix and match and…

New Horizon Healthy Cookery Group

The last two weeks here in our New Horizon Healthy Cookery groups with Gemma we have cooked two different lasagnas. The first one we cooked was a vegetable Lasagna. To be honest I thought this was really nice despite there being no meat in it. I had never tasted a vegetable lasagna before.  In both…

Irish Advocacy Network Presentation

  On Tues 31st July, there was an Irish Advocacy Network Presentation held in the Eve: New Horizon Hub.  The presentation was being held to award the participants with certificates on the completion of The Irish Advocacy Network’s self- advocacy and personal development course. It was  held over an eight session time period. We started…

Keeping Busy

On weekends I keep myself busy.  I do my voluntary work in my local Credit Union in Kilnamanagh.  I work there for three hours.  I also go on a few walks and go to various shops in town and in The Square. I have a look around many others too.  I also meet up with…