Give the children their SNA’s

It's said that school days are the best days of your life. Try telling that to the children with special needs and their parents. Due to the cutbacks most, if not all, of the children that had full-time SNA's (Special Needs Assistants) now have to share them or in some cases only have 'access' to... Continue Reading →

Temple House Festival

This weekend is the Temple House Festival in Sligo. I can't begin to tell you what a great festival it is. This is its second year, I didn't get to go last year because Lucy was in hospital, but this year I've been backwards and forwards to have a look. We are lucky in that... Continue Reading →

Barnardos Stand for Children

Barnardos mission is to make Ireland the best place in the world to be a child. One thing has been made clear in the past few years; Ireland is not a model of how to treat children. We have promised many changes for children but not enough has changed. Children, particularly those living in disadvantage,... Continue Reading →

Roll up, Roll up

Roll up, Roll up, originally uploaded by magnum_lady. Today was the launch of the childrens Summer programme at The Model, Sligo. To kick it all off there was a performance by The Barren Carrousel street circus. It involved two funny ladies, they were brilliant, very entertaining. They were also very flexible! I took some photos... Continue Reading →

Cutbacks in Crumlin

Jonos spine xray, originally uploaded by magnum_lady. This photo is an xray of Jono (my sons) back. He is currently on the waiting list for a spinal fusion at Our Ladys Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin. There have been a huge amount of cutbacks in the hospital recently. At the moment there are 168 children on the... Continue Reading →

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