2018 Eurovision

I usually write about football and rugby but for my Blog piece this week I am writing about the Eurovision which I really enjoyed watching.  The Eurovision song contest in 2018 was held in Lisbon Portugal.  Twenty six countries got through to the final. Ireland was picked last in the first semi final a few…

My Jobs Coach

As part of attending New Horizons I have a jobs coach coming in to see me to help me look for part-time work. I am looking for admin/clerical/accounts work.  I like a variety of work where I am kept busy and on the go all the time. The jobs coach comes in to see me…

Two new members!

We start the day by signing the book and clock in.  Every Monday we have the Breakfast Club until 10.45am.  We discuss what we are going to do through the week. We have a break then we have Art with Jim.  Some people sign up do that, then we have Community Links with Gemma.  We…

A New Timetable

On Monday the 30th of April 2018 New Horizon started a new timetable of different activities.  It will run from May 2018 to August 2018.  Activities include Health and Wellbeing which includes Wrap,walking group, relaxation, cookery group, men’s and  women’s health group, creative colouring, smoking cessation community integration, which includes discovering our community, path group…

Soccer

My name is Michael and I love watching soccer. I come into New Horizon every Wednesday. I like to take part in the Creative Writing. This is my piece on the Premier League. With Liverpool and Roma in the semi-final of the European cup, I think it will be a cracking game over two legs….

Trip to Aras Chronain

On last Thursday 3rd May, Gemma one of our Facilitators, organised a trip to Aras Chronain in Clondalkin for a class on Traditional Irish Music. We arrived at the venue at about 11:00am.  There were two musicians who were giving the demonstration of the instruments and some tunes also. To start off the class, John…

G.P.O. 1916 Exhibition

On Wednesday 18th April I decided to pay a visit to the G.P.O. to see the 1916 visitor exhibition. I had heard that the exhibition had got excellent reviews and I was looking forward to seeing the 1916 Visitor Exhibition for myself. The 1916 Exhibition contained both interactive screens and displays and cabinets relating to…

2018 Spring Stamp and Coin Show

On Sunday 8th April I attended the Spring Stamp and Coin Show. The show is an annual event and was held in the Serpentine Room of the R.D.S. There were many stands selling both stamps and coins and various memorabilia. There were also some postal exhibits by stamp collectors. My particular favourite exhibit was about…

Being Wagner by Simon Callow

I only started listening to Wagner a few years ago, though I was familiar with the bombastic ‘The Ride of the Valkyries’, not least because of its use in the movie, Apocalypse Now. I had imbibed the notion of him as a turbulent genius in the Romantic mould long ago. As it happens, this biography,…

Glass Art by Gerard

A couple of weeks ago Samantha, one of our facilitators held a craft class involving glass art. Samantha had got the materials beforehand, which were glass frames, metallic and regular glass paint. We each took a frame and had to decide which image. We would like to transfer onto our glass individually. We each picked…

Glass Art

My name is Sandra and I have started glass painting for the first time.   I found it therapeutic  and very enjoyable.  At the start I couldn’t see myself doing it but Samantha one of the staff said ‘you can do it’. Gillian, Maureen, Michael, Lisa and Gerard took part too. We all loved it. Here’s…

Rain

The flowers look very pretty today, A warm and brightly coloured display, They liven up the garden so much, Nested around the hawthorn bush, A carpet of green covers the land, The bluebells and daisies look ever so grand, All about we see new life, The bees and budding roses are rife, So why is…

The Tree of Hope

  On Monday  the  23rd of April 2018 Noleen and Aishling from the ‘Tree of Hope’ group came to New Horizon Hub to plant a ‘Tree of Hope’ in the back Garden.  The group is a voluntary organisation set up by a small number of people who have been affected by suicide.  About 30 people…

My Southhampton Holiday

I have returned to New Horizon today after a brilliant holiday in Southampton which is in the UK. I was lucky to go on four sight-seeing excursions one of which was a visit to Winchester. Winchester used to be England’s previous capital city and has beautiful architecture, a river, beautiful gardens and cozy pubs. Many…

Men’s Health Symposium

On Thursday 15th March myself and David one of the New Horizon Hub staff facilitators attended a Men’s Health Symposium.  It was focused on middle aged men’s health. The Symposium was held in Dr. Stevens Hospital.  Quite a large group attended the event.  The guest speaker was the former Liverpool and Irish International player Jason…

2018 Rugby Six Nations

When Ireland played France in Paris, it was a very active game.  Ireland got off to a great start and went 10 points ahead, then got 7 points back.  It was a great kick by Jonathan Sexton over the bar, when Ireland won the game in the last 2 minutes. Then when Ireland played Italy,…

Kevin’s Book Review

The Zoo by Christopher Wilson It’s enough to know that Christopher Wilson has a Phd in the psychology of humour to guess at the tone of this excellent novel. It’s subject is the dying days of Stalin’s reign in Russia and centres around the experiences of Yuri Zipit, a twelve year old, brain-damaged boy who…

First Day

Suzanne 21st March 2018 My first day in New Horizon I was a bit nervous on the way to New Horizon.  As soon as I opened the door I was greeted by a very friendly man and woman who showed me how to sign in. I was then shown to the kitchen where I had…

Our Snow Stories and Photos!

On 27th of Feb the snow came from cold air coming from Siberia meeting hot air from Portugal. It was called storm Emma and the Beast from the East in Dublin. It caused snow drifts which stopped public transport and cars being stopped from getting out of estates. People had to dig their way out;…

A day in the life of New Horizon Hub

We start the day by signing the book and clock in, every Monday we have the Breakfast Club until 10.45am.  We discuss what we are going to do through the week. We have a break then we have Art with Jim, some people sign up do that then we have Community Links with Gemma.  We…