Baking Blind
Penny on Radio Solent?  Click here! You can find her interview at around 52m and 45s into the show. Penny features in the Portsmouth News! Penny features on Forces Welfare TV - Radio coming soon! Hampshire’s Southern Daily Echo Really exciting that local newspaper is supporting Penny with 2 feature articles http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/15151873.Blind_Hampshire_veteran_aiming_to_land__25_000_prize/ http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/15150995.Hampshire_blind_baker_s_YouTube_channel_is_up_for_an_award_in_the_USA/ Can’t see but can cook and dream… I am competing alongside around 100 other international blind people for the inaugural Holman prize being awarded by the San Francisco ‘Lighthouse’ organisation to allow the winner to fulfil their dream. Each of us has created a short video clip – there are many excellent ideas from amazing people.  My own goal is to take the ‘Baking Blind” channel and website around the world: cooking with other people and showing that life with a disability can still be fun, fabulous and fulfilling.  I’ve spent nearly 20 years helping other people with health conditions and impairments to get back to work so I know there’s lots of talent out there if others can look beyond our disabilities and see the people we are. The prize commemorates James Holman who became blind while serving in the Royal Navy in the early 19th century –his adventures travelling solo around the world are celebrated in his biography “A Sense of the World”.  Coincidentally, I am also a blind veteran having left the Royal Navy as a Commander in 1999. You can support me with a ‘Thumbs Up’ for my YouTube clip at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26G_kenQFQ4 And see other dreams for the Holman prize at https://www.holmanprize.org/candidates .  First round ‘voting’ closes on 7 March 2017.