Eve World Cup Tournament 2019

On the 21st Of Aug we all headed off to the Eve World Cup Tournament which took place in TU Grangegorman.  We got the Red Luas into town and then got the Green Luas out to the venue.  Goirtín hosted the event. The weather was great, ideal for our footballing skills!   We had a great…

Trip to Dun Laoghaire

We all met at the Square last Thursday 15th August at 9.30a.m.  Then we went on the 75 bus to Dun Laoghaire.  It took us about an hour and a half to get there.  When arrived, we all went to the pier and walked all the way to the end.  We enjoyed the walk and…

Rainbow Clubhouse

I started in Rainbow Clubhouse in July. I do Thursdays and Fridays. I learned about Rainbow clubhouse through the transition programme here in New Horizon. The Clubhouse is located in Ballyfermot in the Cherry Orchard hospital campus. I get the 76 bus to the Clubhouse. I really enjoy attending and the staff and members are…

Poetry Corner

Last Tuesday 6th August, we held a Poetry Corner reading. The poems we read were a collection of work that the creative writing group had written over the course of classes.  The classes were Co-facilitated by Gemma and Patrick.  We had compiled the poetry collection previous to the Poetry Corner reading. Gemma and Julie had…

Foolproof Brown Bread

Last week we made a few loaves of brown bread here in New Horizon.  It is a very easy recipe to follow.  We got it from the Healthy Food Made Easy booklet (the 2017 edition).  The only change we made was we added 1 tablespoon of treacle to the mixture as it gives the bread…

New Horizon smells the Roses

On the 30th July a group of 5 participants and 2 staff went to the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin.  We left  Eve New Horizon around 9.45am. We went in the people carrier. It was a lovely morning despite a forecast for rain. When we arrived we had a good look around the gardens and around…

New Horizon vs Hail Housing

We recently played a game of soccer against Hail housing at the Astropark on Greehills  road. It was 7 players in a five a side and two substitutes.   Great  game 20 minutes each way,  david  scored  about  7 or 8 goals.  Brendan scored  5 goals. I remember I scored 1 goal.  It was a super…

Grow Talks

Last Wednesday the 10th of August we had a speaker from the organisation Grow here in New Horizon.  Her name is Izabel.  Her talk was called “Understanding Your Mental Health”.  It was very good.  She showed us a YouTube video of Professor Stephen Ilardi who is a clinical psychologist from New York.  His Tedtalk is…

Creamy Chicken and Pasta

On Monday last we did a cookery group with Gemma.  We cooked a delicious creamy chicken and vegetable dish.  It is probably a winter type dish but we still enjoyed it, hope you do too! Creamy Chicken & Pasta 8 Chicken fillets Pasta ( enough for 8 people) 1 red pepper 1 green pepper 1…

DAY TRIP TO BRAY

Yesterday on the 16th of July a group of us from New Horizon met up at 9.30am in Rua Red.  We all got on the Luas into town.  We got the Dart from Tara street to Bray.  We arrived at 11.30am.  The weather was mild and dry and we had a lovely walk admiring the…

Acrylic Pouring Abstract Art Class.

On Friday the 21st of June 2019, a group of participants took part in an Acrylic Pouring Abstract Art class that was facilitated by Lauren. She gave us all a blank canvas each and we had to cover it all over in paint either in one colour or two. When the paint was dry, we…

Our Gratitude Jar

When we’re in a hurry Or just feeling blue We sometimes forget To be grateful, it’s true So we have a jar To remind us each day To say Thanks for the small things When they come our way We pop in a note And just for a while We stop to say ”Thank You”…

Book review

I enjoyed reading ‘The Pyramid of Mud’ by Andrea Camilleri which is an Inspector Montalbano mystery. It is a fictional story with murder, humour and character. I enjoy the way this author creates confusion from the pronunciation of foreign speakers of English. The plot includes Mafia involvement, potential Government cover-ups and corruption. The main character…

14 Henrietta Street

This is a museum dedicated to the history of tenement housing in Dublin from the grand Georgian times to their later years, finishing in the mid 1970’s. On Wednesday the 12th June a group of participants from Eve New Horizon went with Gemma and Dave to visit 14 Henritta Street. We got the luas at…

Gym with Mary Mc

I Attend Ballyfermot leisure centre gym, with Mary Mc.  Mary is my support/keyworker with Ballyfermot Primary Care Team.  Every Monday in the Afternoon I go in and go straight to the ladies changing rooms, get my gym gear on and go straight on to the rowing machine for about 20mins, then 20mins on the bicycle,…

My Trip to the Philippines.

            Just over two weeks ago, I went on a trip to the Philippines.  The first part of my holiday involved doing best man for my brother at his wedding.  The wedding took place in Lipa City, where my brother’s wife is from.  On the day of the wedding it was very hot (35 degrees),…

BUSHY PARK

On Monday the 17th of June a group of us from New Horizon’s went to Bushy Park, the weather was absolutely fabulous we saw plenty of ducks and swans and one of our participants brought some vegetables with them to feed the ducks.  It is a lovely amenity located in Templeogue. These are some photos…

VHI Ladies Mini Marathon

On Sunday the 2nd of June 2019 I did the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon. Over 30,000 women and some men who dress up for fun to take part each year to raise money for different charities and have an enjoyable day out. My auntie and I did the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon this year. I…

Fit Walk

A group of us went on a fit walk with Gemma and Dave to Tymon Park from Eve New Horizon. It’s a beautiful park and we were lucky with the weather. We took advantage of the workout machines located in the park before we left. It is a great amenity to have near us.

Shamrock Rovers Vs Cork

Friday evening the 24th May 2019 5 of us from New Horizon arranged to meet for an evening out and meal, for the Shamrock Rovers match.   We met David the New Horizon facilitator at the square at 4.30pm Friday.  We went to Kays Kitchen for our dinner and also had an hour to ramble and…