On Friday the 3rd of August we at Phoenix had a Table Quiz with questions a flowing and answers hard to get as our resident Quiz master had tough quesitions as usual.
The lucky three’o won supreme. it was a close fought race between all teams. it was neck to neck until the last round.
We are all looing forward to the next Table Quiz in September.
The 2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup was held from 21 July to 5 August 2018 at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London, England.
The Irish girls did us proud and came second in the world, which is no mean feat. On Monday the 6th August they were welcomed home by thousands of Irish fans to celebrate how great they did coming 2nd in the World Cup.
WELL DONE LADIES!
Phoenix Clubhouse had a great day out on Wednesday, despite the rain. We did the open top bus tour of Dublin. Our bus driver Izzy was very informative and funny. We started on O’Connell Street and made our way through our fair city passing sights such as The Custom House, The Aviva, Trinity, Christchurch, Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham and the Phoenix Park. We learnt lots of interesting facts such as the term ‘Daylight robbery’ comes from the tax that was placed on homes depending on the size of their windows and how much light came into their houses. A great day was had by all and we would highly recommend the trip.
Here are some of the photos we took on our trip
On the 26th of July Phoenix had two tutorials facilitated by Ade and Tracy. It went down a treat. In our Kitchen we where making blueberry muffins which where Delicious and enjoyed by everyone the following morning at tea break. In our dinning area we had Creative Mindfulness. A different approach to art where you pour the water colors and watch them flow on paper and make what ever your imagination can create.
On Tuesday the 24th of July Patricia McCarthy from the Marie Keating foundation came to Phoenix to talk about a variety of things in today’s world that can contribute to cancer. For example she spoke about the effects of the sun, smoking, alcohol, diet and exercise.
At the end of the talk we had a question and answers panel with Patrica and it was an enjoyable and informative talk.
On Wednesday the 11th of July An Garda Síochána came to visit us at Phoenix clubhouse to give advice and information on personal safety. The members enjoyed it and found it very informative. The Community Garda also left an information leaflet for our members to view and details to contact them if needed.
Follow this link for more information on Crime prevention. https://www.garda.ie/en/Crime-Prevention/
Our member led crochet class on Wednesday afternoons is going really well. Using our smart board we are becoming more adventurous and trying new things. We followed a video on how to crochet flowers yesterday and I think we did a great job. We really enjoy the class and are having fun together learning a new skill.
This summer the 2018 World Cup is taking place in Russia where 32 teams from around the world are battling out to reign supreme.
Brazil, Germany, Russia, and Portugal are favorites this year.
Russia won their first match 5 nil and being the hosts was a nice start for them.
The big first match was between Spain and Portugal which ended 3-3 and was a great match. Cristiano Ronaldo is on form this year with 4 goals in 2 games so far and he scored a hat-trick against Spain in their first match of the tournament.
Here in Phoenix we are showing some of the games live and for the football fans among us this month long festival of sport is a welcome treat.
Yesterday we attended the SDCC Tea Dance which was held in the lovely surroundings of the Red Cow Moran Hotel. The evening started off with a prize giving ceremony recognizing the many talents of people in our local community.
Two of our own members received rewards for their art and music projects. We have a very talented bunch here in Phoenix and yesterday was proof of that!
The event ended with light refreshments and dancing into the evening. Overall the evening was a hit and was enjoyed by all.
Looking forward to next year already !!!!