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"first" time I met him by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health I am writing this post as part of Sharon Wachsler's assistance dog blog carnival It seemed like a very obvious topic to write about, but I couldn't think of an ... Read on »
"I Can See Clearly Now" by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health Sabrina McKiernan from Tralee recently released her debut CD to raise money for Irish guide dogs. She qualified with her first guide dog Ned when she was eighteen years old, ... Read on »
'For The Birds' by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health On 30 March 2001, The Frames released their fourth studio album 'For the Birds. Having been previously dropped by two record lables, and having little trust in the music ... Read on »
'For the Birds' tenth anniversary gig by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health I'm only getting a chance to sit down and write now, and try and describe what was a really special anniversary gig for the frames last Wednesday. After discovering tha ... Read on »
2011 was great, bring on 2012! by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health Christmas and new year was so good and so busy that I didn't have time to even think about writing here. Instead of reflecting on 2011, I thought I'd post this instead. Some ... Read on »
a busy Friday by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health I went to Derry today to an event by poet, and former children's laureate Michael Rosen. There were approximately 600 children there to listen and get books signed. I o ... Read on »
a busy week by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health I took O.J back to work on monday. He was walking a bit slow at the beginning of the week but seems back to normal now. I've been busy researching Derry's Jazz history in w ... Read on »
A busy weekend by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health I've had a busy few days and lots of fun. On Friday morning O J and I walked to town, where I had to meet someone to go to the radio station to do an interview for a documen ... Read on »
A happy Christmas indeed! by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health One more sleep to go until the big man with the beard comes down the chimney. Oh know, he won't get down my chimney, what am I going to do? :) I got my holidays from work ... Read on »
A mixture of things by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health Basically the last week has been busy, with no one major thing happening, so here's a post about everything and nothing at the same time. First of all, I have to congradu ... Read on »
adjusting to life with a guide dog by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health Owning a guide dog and living with your family can sometimes be a challenge. I thought it might be worth bringing up this topic for future guide dog owners, and it would be ... Read on »
adventures in Glasgo by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health I took OJ on his first ever flight last tuesday to Glasgo. I went mainly to visit Insight Radio (the radio station for blind and VI people) and it was worth the trip, which ... Read on »
Aftercare by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health Every year since I trained with OJ in 2007, a guide dog trainer comes up from the centre in Cork to see how we are both getting on. This is known as an aftercare visit, and ... Read on »
almost my birthday by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health Well its my final day being 21! Of course I couldn’t wait to have a 21st party, but my 22nd birthday doesn’t seem so exciting. It hasn’t stopped me celebrating though. Wen ... Read on »
Always paying attention by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health O.J often looks like he's fast asleep, sometimes snoaring quietly, or lying on his back with his four paws in the air (he has no shame!) Don't be fooled though, this dog do ... Read on »
Annual vet visit by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health I'm writing this more as a record for myself than anyone else! O J had his annual check-up with the vet today. For some strange reason he jumped out of the car quickly when ... Read on »
another musical weekend by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health The guide dog only fans might be annoyed that this is another music related topic. Sorry! No actually I'm not. Don't read if you don't want to! I went to a stone roses t ... Read on »
Another random off-topic post by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health This is mostly about music, a little bit about dogs, but just stuff that's in my head so here goes! We had a few days of gorgeous weather, and luckily I was off work for ... Read on »
Article for Insight Magazine by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health I am writing a series of articles, titled 'my side of things' for the RNIB's Insight magazine. It is an educational magazine produced for parents, teachers and profes ... Read on »
awards, music and the criminal court! by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health I had a great 24 hours in Dublin. I went down for the choice music prize awards that I won tickets for in January. I'd surprisingly never been to Vicar Street before, even t ... Read on »