Welcome to Friday 13th. It is lucky for some people and unlucky for others.

This is the 3rd one this year 2015, the next won’t be until 2037. It only happens on months which start on a Sunday. There are many Superstitions people relate to this day Superstitions such as  three 6s, black cats, opening umbrellas indoors. There  is even words meaning Friday 13th which is TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA, PARASKEVIDEKATRIAPHOBICS.

Friday the 13th brings some people Good Luck and others Bad Luck.

It is unlucky for a Black Cat to Cross Your Path, aeroplanes don’t  have a row 13, some Hotels don’t have a room 13 or a floor 13

They even made a movie of Friday the 13th which means it will never be forgotten.

Triskaidekaphobia: extreme superstition regarding the number thirteen. 


In Greek language: 

Tris means: three

Kai means: and

Deka means: ten

Phobia means fear

Judas Theory: this word first originated at The Last Supper, because of the thirteenth person, being Judas, who betrayed Jesus.

Hammurabi Theory (myth): this is a myth being referenced to the number thirteen apparently being; unlucky or evil. This comes from the Babylonian Code of Hammurabi “Circa 1780 B.C. But apparently the code was never numbered? An old saying goes: If the seller of any item have gone to their fate, the purchaser shall recover damages in said case five items from the estate of the seller!

There are many superstitious that people think about more on Friday 13th. Do you believe in superstitious? Or even Friday 13th?  Here are three comm superstitious.

Find a penny, pick it up…….

“See a pin pick it up and all day long you’ll have good luck/ see a pin let it lay and your luck will pass away…

beginners luck Euro millions €125 million

“Beginners luck” is the idea that newbies are unusual likely to win when they try out a sport,game or activity for the first time. I wonder hon many newbies will play the Euro millions tonight? Hoping for beginners luck. Are going to be playing it?

Bad luck comes in threes

The belief that bad luck comes in threes is a classic example. A couple of things go wrong on you and then believers may start to look for the next bit of bad luck to happen. Are you one of these people!

The number 13 is a mysterious number- 13 is the number of times of the moon goes around the Earth in a year In Wicca the pagan goddess tradition of old Europe there is always 13 people in a group … All good things come in 13!

Going back to school 

Hi my name is Paul I have been unemployed for two years when I was told about GABES. I went to their building, Mayoralty House, to meet some of the staff who work there.  I was so glad I did because they had so much in one building. Courses was  the way for me to go because I have no education because I left school when I was young. I was so glad to see a friendly face and they made me feel so good, they let me know that there is a course for me, ITABE where I can learn about spelling and computers and improve my skills. they have all different courses to suit every one. I am loving it. The staff are so good they make you feel so good to go back to adult education. There are new courses for students who are looking to improve their skills. I am so glad I made the move to looking in to going back to adult education.  To all and every one who had no schooling this is the way to go as we live in a word were phones laptops Internet are all a round us new challenges and things we need to know. Going back Was not like when I was young. I am older now and i found it hard to tell my self that it is all right to go back to school to learn all I need to know because in the world that we live in we all need this kind off learing to help us move in to the next generation. This was a good think because I do not feel that I am not left behind in the old world and I am now interning the new one.  


stories to tell

Hi there folks! When the idea for This blog was hatched bank in 2012 It was with the AIM of telling our personal stories and our journeys back to the world of adult education.  But like everything that grows our blog evolved into a way for us to talk about the things we liked… Almost without realising it the blog became a platform for expression not just personal stories( although that got the ball rolling) but for us to learn to write about things that we are interested in.  Joe writes about the movies – Bryan about news … 

But we can’t 

New World Order, Getting Back On My Feet

My name is Michael . I am 22 years old and I have a story to tell. On 28th June 2013 my life changed completely. The reason for this is that I was in a serious car accident which left in a coma for two weeks and with a brain injury. When I woke up I didn’t know what happened or what was going on, but it was clear it was a new world for me and I was going to have to live in it. I don’t remember much of my life before the accident but I do know that sport was a huge part of it,hurling and soccer in particular.

I was a great player and their was no stopping me. I had won player of the year for my soccer team in 2013 which was my first year and was also team captain of my under 21 hurling team that won the championship earlier that year. I was in the passenger seat of the car when me and my friend were on the way back from getting hurls when we where hit by another car.

After that day in June hospital become my life. What I am going to tell you I have no memory of, So I have to rely on stories from my family.  After I woke from my coma I was so agitated so I had to be sedated. I was pulling nurses into the bed and broke 3 neck braces which they never saw before.   My doctor told my family I could be in a coma for 3-6 months so they were determined to get the best care possible by looking for new scans and tests all the time. After 10 days I was finally taken off sedation and was shortly after moved to the Trauma ward where I would stay for 4 weeks.

By the time I had gotten to the Trauma ward I had dropped from 12 stone to 9, I was being fed through a machine. During my stay in the Trauma ward I received Ocupational therapy (OT) and physio. At the time I didn’t think there was anything wrong with me and couldn’t wait to get home and play sport. My family brought me in photos of my friends and family to help me with my memory,which included photos of me and my girlfriend who weren’t together very long before the crash. These pictures helped my memory. I was also aware that I couldn’t remember everything. That made me sad and confused.

After I got home from Limerick hospital I thought everything would go back to normal but not so. The next step was in the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) in Dublin. I didn’t want to be so far from home but my sister convinced me to take the 2 week trial they offered. She dropped me up on a Sunday and collected me on Friday. I spent 8 1/2 weeks afterward in the NRH where I received amazing care through physio, OT, physiology and was able to use the great facilities like the hydro pool ang gym. I had a lot of pain in my neck,hip and knee which we worked on and although I would say I have a high pain threshold I found it to be painful work.

I made great friends there and it was good to be able to talk to people in the same situation as me,and seeing others worse off that me,made me more thankful for how I was, considering everything. After my stay in the NRH I returned home to do a 12 weeks of rehab in Limerick where I did 2days a week of OT,Physio and Physcology. After I had finished this I had passed the one year anniversary of the accident. Although I couldn’t see it yet I had come on leaps and bounds from where I started.

In April of 2014 I started rehab in the Rehab Training Unit in Dublin. I stayed there until April 2015 where I continued to receive Physcology. I also gained a lot back of my independence in this time as I had to figure out living away from home for the first time. I had to make my way to and from Dublin by bus mostly and paid my own bills for my first time like paying rent and gym membership. I learned a lot about my brain and how it works and controls everything and how my injury effected that. It gave me focus and direction in my new life but at the time I was so busy my social life was non existent.

In Arpil this year I moved to Galway to attend National Learning Network (NLN), where I am currently taking part in the Fresh start course. I will take part in this course for a year. I fell this is my final stage of support to get me back into the work force or in a position to go college to gain a qualification. I have found that my experience and care that I got for the last 2 years have have changed me as a person. I found especially talking to a Psychologist has been very beneficial and helped me understand things that have changed are out of my control but it’s how I deal with it that is in my control.

This is the experience that life has dealt me.  But what I’m doing is learning how to learn again – I take part in English classes twice a week in GABESin Galway City . This is the first time I have put the whole experience down on paper even though it’s been very emotional I think it’s good because I see how far I have came in a short period and I will stay working to make some more progress.  I’m getting back on my feet … It’s a new world order!!