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Don't give up, there are still jobs out there! by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health Maybe this is easy for me to say because I already have a job, and am possibly in a very different frame of mind to people who have been unemployed for years. Its true that ... Read on »
Thanks Freddie: the radio documentary by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health In June of last year, you might remember I mentioned the fantastic post entitled Thanks Freddie which Darragh wrote as a tribute to his guide dog, the day he retired and ... Read on »
Dougal by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health I always seem to have some sort of dilemma to think about. At the moment I still haven't sorted out if I want to study in September, whether to explore dog training, or do s ... Read on »
GDO's Unleashed by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health A website for guide dog owners, called GDO’s Unleashed Was recently set up, to act as a community for people around the world. It contains a blog, a forum where people c ... Read on »
On holiday by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health I took annual leave last week, but as usual I was busy. For me, a holiday is no fun when you are sitting around bored. When I got home from Dublin on Tuesday after the Paul ... Read on »
Rhymin Simon! by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health I'm not the biggest Paul Simon fan in the world. By that, I don't mean that I don't really like him, but that I am not familiar with all his music, and still have a lot of h ... Read on »
What goes on in our dog's heads by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health Most of the time I'd rather not know, but sometimes O.J does little things that make me wonder how this dog's mind works! My aunt opened a new health shop in our town las ... 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 »
Guest Post: To You I bestow by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health Many blog readers already know that I produce a music show for my local community radio station ICR FM which is broadcast every Sunday between 8 and 9 pm. I enjoy pickin ... Read on »
Slane 2011 by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health I've wanted to go to a concert at the legendary Slane Castle since REM played there in 95. I was nine years old, so obviously the folks were completely against it. I cri ... Read on »
Keeping up appearances by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health Even though this has been a very busy month, I've lots of things coming up and lots to think about and organise, I rarely feel like writing about any of it. When I'm like t ... Read on »
Lots of fun in 24 hours! by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health On Saturday morning, O.J and I left rainy Buncrana and eventually ended up in Carlow for my friend Nicky Kealy's birthday. It was organised by Darragh who did a grea ... Read on »
Blogging against disablism day: independent living by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health Today, May 1st is "blogging against disablism day", an annual day for bloggers to write about anything related to disability. As always, it is hosted by diary of a goldfis ... Read on »
Reactions to OJ by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health This is a post for the third assistance dog carnival, hosted this time by The Trouble Is... The topic this time is reactions, and I wasn't going to take part, simply bec ... Read on »
Record Store Day 2011 by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health Last Saturday (16th April) was record store day I spent the afternoon listening to live music in Cool Discs in Derry. It was great to see the shop busy with people ... Read on »
My future dog by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health At just over five years old, and having been a working dog for over three and a half years, I’d hope that O J is only mid-way through his career as a guide dog. He is very s ... 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 »
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 »
O.J's birthday by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health Poor O.J didn't exactly have the nicest birthday today. We did our annual church gate collection for Irish guide dogs this weekend. I am the only guide dog owner in my town ... Read on »
Project 366 things by Jen D. Posted in: Blog Posts in Eye Health I don't know how I haven't read this blog before now. Its a brilliant concept, interesting, funny and very well written. The creater of the project 366 things is Dan Mo ... Read on »