Ian and Margaret
Margaret, living with MND, is a farmer’s daughter, who trained as a shorthand typist. She spent most of her working life as a school secretary and greatly enjoyed her career.
Her husband Ian is her main carer. He trained in agriculture and managed a farm until he reached 27 years of age. He then switched careers and joined the Warwickshire Fire Service.
Both Margaret and Ian enjoy getting out and about – visiting places, friends and family as much as they can. Even though Margaret uses thickeners now, they still enjoy a wide variety of food and drink, and kindly contributed to the development of this guide.
“As well as the recipe we’ve suggested here, we cook a lot of stews and casseroles. I enjoy these too and they are full of nutrition. We cook and then freeze extra portions for another time.
The joy with a good stew is that you can slow cook until meat is very tender – or blend if needed. But of course, after a good stew, you still need that dish of sweet apple crumble to finish!”