17 September, 2021 15:44

To go beneath the water by J.L.Miller on AMAZONAA wake-up call for modern life

This is an astonishing book written by an incredible woman. On the one hand it exposes the arrogance and fundamental insecurity of the governing body of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, and on the other it demonstrates the sado-masochistic and brainwashed characteristics of their members, particularly their elders who with insouciance preach the destruction of eight billion people. At times it was hard to recall if I was reading this book or the rise and fall of the Third Reich.

At its heart To Go Beneath the Water is the story of love and sheer guts overcoming absolute power. It is a book for anyone who feels there must be more to life than the tyranny of the brainwashing and anodyne existence promoted by modern society. If you have a mind to go beneath the water, it is a fascinating wake-up call.

Eyeway Conversation with Simon Mahoney

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Eyeway Conversations with Simon Mahoney

In this episode of Eyeway Conversations, George Abraham speaks with Simon Mahoney, a former Royal Marines officer, social work team leader, freelance artist and author. Diagnosed with a condition called Uveitis, Simon lost his eye sight at the age of 64. But in the next ten years, he not only learnt to accept and live a life with blindness but accomplished a great deal.

He has written three books, the fourth one is on its way, he learned to cook and then wrote a book about it! He also re-learned to sail a dinghy using all his other senses mindfully, and now he is trying his hands at mountaineering and skiing.

What’s kept him going is not just his love for adventure but a simple philosophy, one of challenging possibilities. Tune in to listen to this magnificent account of a 74-year-old who doesn’t consider himself to be disabled at all.

https://anchor.fm/eyeway/episodes/Eyeway-Conversations-with-Simon-Mahoney-e15m710

To access the podcast transcript, click on link: https://otter.ai/u/XqcOyOI2WHqRC0IFVJunHK0noS4

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catch up

It has been far too long

Since I have been on here.

I now have a new computer,

Courtesy of Blind Veterans.

What a great crowd they are!

Obviously will be paying toward

It once the new book

Is published and

Paid for. It is

Currently undergoing the

Transformation from a

Pig’s ear to a silk purse thanks

to K andSpiffing Covers.

Last week climbed Jacob’s Ladder at Edale and

We had a little ceremony for

My youngest who

Died last November.

A couple of weeks ago I was

Involved with “highway conversations” which is a regular

Podcast from an

Organisation for

People with sight loss in

India based at New Delhi.as with many organisations they are incredibly short of funds. If you

Think you want to know more contact me.

Last week I was involved as

An “expert member” in

The introductory week for new Blind Veterans.

What a joy to share hard

Earned knowledge withPeople getting to grips with

All the ramifications of losing

Your sight. When I think Of the hundreds of thousands

Who are going to lose

Their sight in the next few

Years it makes me want to Weep.

In spite of this I recently learned

That an NHS E-learning course on sight loss

Has been cancelled for

Lack of funds.

Absolutely no surprise there.

After all, the NHS treat us as just procedures and not as people. If you lose

Your sight do

Not expect help from the clinics. They have no comprehension of sight loss.

See “Winging it blind or touch the frog” due to be available

From mid October

On Amazon or directly from myself. It will be available on Kindle as well.

Let me remind you

All that I am contactable through

My web site. I will reply to any message.

I am also talking remotely to groups all

Over the country.

At the moment it is pro bono and

If you want me to chat to your group

I will be happy to do so.

I guess that is

About all for now.

Keep well and stay safe.

busy old week

Monday started with Henshawes

Of Manchester coming down to

Do some filming. We managed five videoes and ten mini videos.

Great fun but very tiring.

Needed no rocking that

Night.

Tuesdday was the regional

BV consultation meeting.

Seem a pretty sharp bunch.

I did switch off when some

Speaker from London

Started rabbiting on about

The VI Community. How people

Can be sloppy and crass enough to use the

Community word. I refuse to be

Defined by the fact I cannot see.

Thursday there was a seminar involving Henshawesand sight support

From Worcestershire, Cumbria and Essex.

Mark fron Henshawes was talking about

The insight videoes

And I was able to add my tuppence worth.

Immediately after there was the

Group from Nottingham. Spent an hour

Talking to them about Rabbit at their

Request.

Friday I had a

Message from RNIB

Telling me I may be allowed a portion of their

Recording of Rabbit. So kind of them as it is my intellectual property.

The hubris of those bloody people

Is staggering.

june 27

Recently had a delightful message

From a Mrs M D thanking me for

The two books. She also made

The point that she has progressed from

Salads and ready meals

As a result of reading rabbit.

When you write you are in a

Little bubble of your own.

It Is hard to know if you are

Reaching anyone.

Messages like that

Tell me I am not

Just howling in the wilderness.

So thank you MD and good luck with your cooking.

recipe

Wraps with avocardo and rochefort cheese

Safety and lazy person principle to be observed.

Organisation

Ingredients – avocado pear, roquefort cheese, mixed herbs, pepper and salt, egg, oil

equipment – frying pan, small bowl. Fork., sharp knife

Preparation

Have all equipment and ingredients within easy reach of work tray

Bowl of soapy water and clean towelavailable.

Clear work top of all clutter

Execution

Take one egg at a time.

Place in small bowl, add herbs pepper and salt and beat well

Heat frying pan with just a skim of oil

Pour egg into pan

Cook each side and then place on rack to cool,

These are your wraps. Make as many as you need.

Slice avocado

Slice cheese

Place in wrap and fold same.

Marvellous!

a cheap and easy meal

Simon,

Just to let you know. I have produced this meal at work last week. A popular choice. Thanks for the recipe.

Yours John

On 18 May 2021 at 13:14 Simon Mahoney <simonmahoney3@hotmail.co.uk> wrote:

               

 

A cheap and easy meal

 

Slow cooker chicken and peas and rice

 

As always observe safety and lazy person principle

 

Organisation

 

Collect ingredients – chicken fillets, white wine vinegar, soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce, elder flower cordial, mushrooms, peas, risotto rice, Greek yoghurt, salt and pepper and water.

 

Collect equipment – work tray, two sharp knives, slow cooker, two table spoons, a wooden spoon, half pint mug small bowl, mixing bowl, and two chopping boards.

 

Preparation

 

Clear work top of everything you can, clean, place work tray on top, put ingredients an equipment within reach. Have bowl of warm soapy water and clean towel available.

 

Execution

 

Wash and dry hands thoroughly.

place meat chopping board into the tray. Take the chicken fillets and dice them into bite size chunks and put chicken into slow cooker. put the packaging into the mixing bowl.

Remove chopping board and the knife to the sink for later washing.

Wipe tray

Wash and dry your hands thoroughly

Put vegetable chopping board and knife into the tray.

Take a pack of button mushrooms, halve and put in small bowl. Put packaging into mixing bowl.

 

Take white wine vinegar and put just a splash into slow cooker.

Take the soy sauce and put just a splash into the cooker.

Take the sweet chilli sauce and put a table spoon into the cooker.

Discard spoomn to the sink after giving the contents of the cooker a good stir.

Add the mushrooms.

Add mug of elder flower cordial water to cooker

Add half a mug of risotto rice.

.Stir well with wooden spoon

Replace lid and turn cooker onto high.

 

Leave for one hour and then stir with wooden spoon.

Check if the rice is soft. If not check the liquid levels and if dry add half a mug of water.  Stir again.

Turn cooker to medium leave for another half hour.

stir contents.

Add a mug of peas.

Stir and leave for another half hour.

 

add four tablespoons of Greek yoghurt.

Stir, turn down to low and leave for another half hour.

 

Serve when ready.

 

Should serve four, six with bread and butter.

 

Costs

Chicken                                                £2.29

Peas                                                      £0.20

Mushrooms                                                        £0.65

Rice                                                                       £0.40

Yoghurt                                                                £0.£0.30

Sauces, cordial and vinegar         £0.10?

                                                                                                                                                                                                Total cost

£3.94 for four people

 

With bread and butter

 

Bread for six people with two xslices £0.58

 

Total cost for six £4.52                                                   or £0.75 per person

 

This is an exercise in using your imagination.

Most of it was from ALDI, hence the low cost.

 

The cost of cooking was the same as having a light on for four hours.

 

 

a cheap and easy meal

A cheap and easy meal

Slow cooker chicken and peas and rice

As always observe safety and lazy person principle

Organisation

Collect ingredients – chicken fillets, white wine vinegar, soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce, elder flower cordial, mushrooms, peas, risotto rice, Greek yoghurt, salt and pepper and water.

Collect equipment – work tray, two sharp knives, slow cooker, two table spoons, a wooden spoon, half pint mug small bowl, mixing bowl, and two chopping boards.

Preparation

Clear work top of everything you can, clean, place work tray on top, put ingredients an equipment within reach. Have bowl of warm soapy water and clean towel available.

Execution

Wash and dry hands thoroughly.

place meat chopping board into the tray. Take the chicken fillets and dice them into bite size chunks and put chicken into slow cooker. put the packaging into the mixing bowl.

Remove chopping board and the knife to the sink for later washing.

Wipe tray

Wash and dry your hands thoroughly

Put vegetable chopping board and knife into the tray.

Take a pack of button mushrooms, halve and put in small bowl. Put packaging into mixing bowl.

Take white wine vinegar and put just a splash into slow cooker.

Take the soy sauce and put just a splash into the cooker.

Take the sweet chilli sauce and put a table spoon into the cooker.

Discard spoomn to the sink after giving the contents of the cooker a good stir.

Add the mushrooms.

Add mug of elder flower cordial water to cooker

Add half a mug of risotto rice.

.Stir well with wooden spoon

Replace lid and turn cooker onto high.

Leave for one hour and then stir with wooden spoon.

Check if the rice is soft. If not check the liquid levels and if dry add half a mug of water. Stir again.

Turn cooker to medium leave for another half hour.

stir contents.

Add a mug of peas.

Stir and leave for another half hour.

add four tablespoons of Greek yoghurt.

Stir, turn down to low and leave for another half hour.

Serve when ready.

Should serve four, six with bread and butter.

Costs

Chicken £2.29

Peas £0.20

Mushrooms £0.65

Rice £0.40

Yoghurt £0.£0.30

Sauces, cordial and vinegar £0.10?

Total cost

£3.94 for four people

With bread and butter

Bread for six people with two xslices £0.58

Total cost for six £4.52 or £0.75 per person

This is an exercise in using your imagination.

Most of it was from ALDI, hence the low cost.

The cost of cooking was the same as having a light on for four hours.