Janette and Brian
Brian and Janette are husband and wife, and have now retired. Janette’s career in administration and accounts led to her becoming a company secretary, with responsibility for the organisation’s financial accounts. Brian was trained in mechanical engineering and became multi-skilled, including work in heavy engineering in Corby’s steel industry.
When Brian was diagnosed with MND in August 2015, he and his wife Janette brought forward their planned retirement by a few months. They wanted to make the most of their time together and enjoy travelling, being outdoors, reading, doing crosswords and meeting up with friends. They also enjoy eating out and were keen to help with this guide.
“We do a lot of dishes like chilli and bolognese which I can continue to eat if I get any difficulties, as they can be blended. I might have to be a bit more sparing with the chilli mind, as I do like it hot! This corned beef hash recipe is also a lovely recipe and easy to eat.”
Brian, living with MND
“A good blender will be a valuable investment, as it means you can still share meals, but in different consistencies.
I also want to experiment with food moulds for shaping, as these can make blended food look more appetising and can be done in batches. Piping and shaping would work well with this recipe.”