January 2004 Newsletter
Now that the Christmas Holiday period
is over for another year, life is getting back to normal in the
Clubhouse. All our members and staff had a lovely Christmas, and
a peaceful start to the New Year.
Carmel Doyle takes up her job as Manager of the Clubhouse on Monday
the 12/01/04, and we all wish her well in her new job.
All the members of the Clubhouse
out on work-sites are back at work. On behalf of all the members
and staff of the clubhouse may I wish all our readers a Very Happy
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See him walk through the alley
Dragging his feet along the ground
With little worry he spends his days
And nowhere in particular is he found
He is unimportant to the everyday man
Rejected by society and left to carry on
For to survive he does the best he can
People don’t care whether he’s dead or gone
The winter cold grips him with its
Constantly walking along to try stay warm
All alone he must face the weary nigh
t With its twinkled star light to adorn
He snugs in a shelter of an old wrecked car
As weather beaten as himself but not aware
His thoughts dwelled in his mind wonder far
With memories of his loved one he once shared.
He awakes at morning with some fear
Another day born just to carry on
His bottle of wine bubbled beside him near
With another place to explore he is gone
This man must have dreams I confess
Or are his dreams cursed on this Earth
His life to us all seems such a mess
But to me his promised dreams are of birth.
It's that time of year again when
we have finished with the Christmas rush, post etc.
and begin to look forward to another year.
At the beginning of the month we changed staff again with Tom
going to Catering
and Breda going to Admin.
Just to say thanks to all the members who have helped me to keep
the unit running
as well as we have done, and good luck to Breda during her turn.
Thanks also must go to ASK Network Project who have updated our
website for us.
Keep an eye on developments here as this is a “work in progress”
with final decisions to be made by a group from Platinum Clubhouse
who are due to travel to meet the group of ASK Network Project
later in the month.
Happy New Year to all from the Admin
What month has 28 or 29 days?
A: They all do.
Q What do you do if a pen runs dry?
A: Run after it?
Q What do you call a priest on a
Q What’s the surest way of doubling
a five euro note?
A: Fold it.
Patient: “Doctor I am suffering
from a fierce loss of memory.”
Doctor: “In that case pay me in advance.”
Tom-You have three pairs of glasses.
Gerry-I have. One is for reading, one is for distance and one
is for looking for the others.
Father-Why are you late?
Son-I twisted my ankle. Father-That’s a lame excuse.
Q When can a schoolboy leave the
room with two legs and back with six.
A: When he’s carrying a chair.
Small Daughter- “How many days are
left before Christmas?”
Mother- “Not many dear. Why do you ask?” Small Daughter. “I just
wondered if it was time for me to start being a good girl.”
A woman gave her husband two ties
for his birthday.
He appeared wearing one of them at his party that evening. His
wife asked him what was wrong with the second.
Q In which game do you try to move
backwards all the time?
A: Tug of War
Q Can you spell me your name backwards
A: No mis.
Teacher “How do you spell inconsequentially?”
A: “Always wrong.”
The teacher asked the class how
many wives can a man have.
A boy put up his hand and said 16. Why? asked the teacher. Four
for better, four for worse, four for richer & four for poorer.
Father: When I was your age I thought
nothing about walking to school.
Son: I think nothing of it either.
Teacher: When do you like school
Pupil: When it’s closed.
Q What do you call a man with a
number-plate on his head?
Player-I do not think I can play
today, I’ve got a bad back.
Manager- You’re lucky, I’ve got two.
Q Who was the fastest runner in
the human race?
A: Adam-He was the first in the human race.
Q What do artist like to draw?
A: Their pay.
Q Why is it that every time the
doorbell rings, the dog goes into a corner?
A: He’s a boxer.
Q What’s the cat’s favourite holiday
A: The Canary Islands.
Q What do you call an Irish spider?
A: Paddy long legs.
“Doctor doctor, I feel like a spoon.”
“Sit down and don’t stir.”
Chilli con carne
You will need
1 Tablespoon salad oil
1 oz butter 2 medium onions finely chopped
2 cloves garlic crushed
4 oz bacon trimmings
1 ½ lb stewing steak
2 ¼ oz Tomato puree
¾ pint water
Salt & Pepper ½ to 1 level teaspoon
16 oz. can red kidney beans, drained
Preparation Time 15 minutes
Cooking Time 3 Hours
Heat oil in a pan, add butter and
fry onion and garlic until soft and pale golden brown.
Remove from pan and put to one side.
Cut bacon into ½ inch pieces and steak ¾ inch cubes.
Add to pan and fry until pale golden brown.
Replace onion and garlic in the pan.
Add tomato puree, water, salt, pepper and chilli powder.
Bring to the boil, cover, and let simmer for 3 hours Add the kidney
beans and simmer for 10 minutes. Adjust seasoning.
If you have difficulty in getting
red kidney beans use a 16 oz can of baked beans in tomato sauce.
The flavour is different but, with children, more popular.
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