Posts Tagged ‘Essen’

Annual Review 2018 – Part 2 Mallorca

Monday, December 31st, 2018

Zum ersten Mal am Ballermann

Die Flüge auf die Kanaren sind mir momentan etwas zu weit, also versuchen wir es mit Mallorca. Nachdem wir im letzten Jahr in Sa Coma zwischen lauter Familien mit Kleinkindern gelandet waren, was für ein kinderloses Paar sagen wir mal suboptimal ist, ging es dieses Jahr mitten ins Leben: An die Playa de Palma, in ein Hotel in Sichtweite zum Megapark (wer es nicht kennt, hier treten Jürgen Drews und andere Ballermann-Acts auf).

Unsere Bedenken waren schnell vergessen, wir waren vom Hotel begeistert: Super-geräumige Rollizimmer, Essen spitze, und die Fenster hielten den Megapark draußen ;-)

Den Party-Marathon am Ballermann kann man mitmachen, muss man aber nicht. Natürlich waren wir auch mal im Bierkönig. Lieber Mama Lauda im Bierkönig als Tschu Tschu in der Kinderdisco (obwohl die Texte nicht wirklich anspruchsvoller sind).

Aber es gibt auch genug gediegene Cocktailbars, und direkt an Ballermann 6 überraschend gute und günstige Restaurants.

Und wenn man mal seine Ruhe haben möchte, geht/fährt man einfach 1-2 km an der Playa de Palma entlang.

Mit meinem Minitrac brauche ich mir auch in mallorquinischen Bergdörfern keine Sorgen um die Bodenbeschaffenheit zu machen.

Und für noch mehr Action bucht man einen Tagesausflug mit der Fundación Handisport Mallorca (mit ihnen waren wir vor ein paar Jahren schon mal segeln) und kann mit einem speziellen 4×4 Geländerolli mit 15 cm Bodenfreiheit durch Feld und Flur fahren.

Nachdem meine geliebte Eintracht Frankfurt nach 30 Jahren den Pokalsieg holte, machte ich am nächsten Tag einen 1-Mann-Corso über die Strandpromenade.

Urlaub auf Mallorca 2018

Die Flüge auf die Kanaren sind mir momentan etwas zu weit, also versuchen wir es mit Mallorca. Nachdem wir im letzten Jahr in Sa Coma zwischen lauter Familien mit Kleinkindern gelandet waren, was für ein kinderloses Paar sagen wir mal suboptimal ist, ging es dieses Jahr mitten ins Leben: An die Playa de Palma, in ein Hotel in Sichtweite zum Megapark (wer es nicht kennt, hier treten Jürgen Drews und andere Ballermann-Acts auf).

Unsere Bedenken waren schnell vergessen, wir waren vom Hotel begeistert: Super-geräumige Rollizimmer, Essen spitze, und die Fenster hielten den Megapark draußen ;-)

Den Party-Marathon am Ballermann kann man mitmachen, muss man aber nicht. Natürlich waren wir auch mal im Bierkönig. Lieber Mama Lauda im Bierkönig als Tschu Tschu in der Kinderdisco (obwohl die Texte nicht wirklich anspruchsvoller sind).

Aber es gibt auch genug gediegene Cocktailbars, und direkt an Ballermann 6 überraschend gute und günstige Restaurants.

Und wenn man mal seine Ruhe haben möchte, geht/fährt man einfach 1-2 km an der Playa de Palma entlang.

Mit meinem Minitrac brauche ich mir auch in mallorquinischen Bergdörfern keine Sorgen um die Bodenbeschaffenheit zu machen.

Und für noch mehr Action bucht man einen Tagesausflug mit der Fundación Handisport Mallorca (mit ihnen waren wir vor ein paar Jahren schon mal segeln) und kann mit einem speziellen 4×4 Geländerolli mit 15 cm Bodenfreiheit durch Feld und Flur fahren.

Nachdem meine geliebte Eintracht Frankfurt nach 30 Jahren den Pokalsieg holte, machte ich am nächsten Tag einen 1-Mann-Corso über die Strandpromenade.

Technical Aids and Tricks Part L

Monday, May 7th, 2012

I have found a great technical aid to open canned staple food, with fish, instant noodles, goulash soup, wieners, Coke, Bed Rull, beer and cider.

The Canpull opener was awarded with a design prize, the unofficial Oscar for household items of all kind.

One reason more for an extensive Rollinator test as I always had ambivalent feelings towards designer parts. From experience, unfortunately modern appearance and functionality rarely fit together.

This is not the case with the

Canpuller and Soda Snap

With one side

dog, cat and human food cans

can be opened tetra easily.

A small plastic nose clicks into the ring-pull of the can so that the Canpuller doesn’t slip off when it is bent for opening. This is working without problems.

Unfortunately the Canpuller doesn’t help against the burning lips if three chilli peppers are displayed on the “devil’s goulash” can. I am currently a little handicapped.

The other side of the award winner is suitable to open beverage cans in record time.

Thus you can pass an opened can of Prosecco to your colleague even after the eight successful test series with hop blossom ice tea cans of which the content was professionally disposed into the gorge.

This can opener is a well-thought-out and functional technical aid.

Source of Supply: http://www.desicare.de

I give to the Canpuller 4,5 out of 5 possible Golden Steering Forks.

Half a steering fork had to be deducted because manual hands-on is still necessary.

Another type of can opener, (see older blogpost).
An ingenious bottle opener, (see older blogpost).

Translator BL

Technical Aids Tips und Tricks XLVIII

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

I am currently testing a technical aid, it is a

Knife Holder

of the company www.Mehal.de

This holder has been developed mainly for quadriplegics like me with limited or no finger function.
You notice immediately that this part has been built by insiders, it has been really well-thought on.

The knife is fixed at the hand adaption. The holder is dishwasher safe.

There is no finger function necessary to use it.

I was convinced by the knife holder already after the first test.
With the weight of your own arm only you have already a strong pressure with the knife on the evenly to be sliced test objects, in this case out of pork.
The cutting could be done without effort.

My first test was not representative yet because thanks to the cooking skills of my wife the test samples to be cut were tender pieces of pork fillet.

Now I was in a dilemma: To complete the test series I had to try to cut tough meat as well!!!

To order a steak “well done” is against my nature, I am not a Botswanian who empirically puts a steak 20 minutes on the barbecue until it is dead for the 2nd time.

I decided that it wasn’t necessary to test if it would be possible to cut a tough piece of meat with the special knife or not. I wouldn’t like to eat it then anyway.

An appointment in the test lab “Charisma” in Frankfurt was made to come to a final conclusion.

As you can see on the picture the test object in this case was a beef steak with fried onions, fried potatoes and for the better gliding of the knife, a little herb butter.

The cutting of the meat was done extraordinarily well, I didn’t expect that.

The knife is very sharp, and the knife holder convinces all along the line.

It has to be decided on an individual basis to what extent the purchase of this technical aid makes sense.

I am convinced by this technical aid.

Unfortunately it doesn’t have a medical device number, thus only suitable for self-payers, whereas the price is absolutely fair.

 

Have a look at the older blogpost with my self-developed electric

Tetra-Spaghetti-Fork

(Click here for blogpost with video) ;-)

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Technical Aids Tips und Tricks XLI

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

After a few months in the hospital you get on rather friendly terms with nurses and physicians.

Of course a little piece of humour belongs to it as well.

If one as quadriplegic (spinal injury in the cervical area) like me can’t use arms and hands in an efficient way any more, spaghetti are not the favourite type of pasta.

One day the nurse came with the lunch, it was spaghetti, put it on my bedside table and was waiting for my comment if he could cut the pasta for me.

He was waiting for the comment in vain. I tried to eat these long objects by myself, have to see it sportingly, luckily I was not hungry…

It was a perfect show!!!

At some time a physician came into the room and watched this scenario with the pasta and me slightly grinning, but didn’t propose to cut the pasta neither, and I wasn’t keen on asking her.

I said to her that next time when the food is spaghetti again I would be motorised. I would only need two tie wraps to fix a fork. But had the suspicion that my milk frother would be a little bit too fast. We both had some fun. She didn’t seriously believe the thing about motorisation.

I only thought: You don’t know me!!!

Have a look yourself, one week later the

9,5 Volt Spaghetti Tetra Fork

About risks and generated injuries please contact your physician, nurse or nearest do-it-yourself-store staff.

Addendum: Construction manual for spaghetti tetra bit by popular request.

Saw a standard fork off and forge it flat. Really flat.

Saw approx. 5 cm off an M6 Allen key and weld it lengthwise to the fork stump. Not to the tine, I know it can happen!!!

Polish the welding seam with a one hand angle grinder. If possible keep a little bit of the welding.

Balance the bit at low speed on a drill press with a rubber mallet like a car tyre. Placing additional weight is not absolutely necessary.

Buy a cordless electric screwdriver with very low rotation speed, otherwise the special fork can be used to whip cream.

Boil spaghetti, and it’s done.

Safety instruction: Don’t start screwdriver with fork brought into the mouth, otherwise only the dentist will be happy.

Have fun with dotting your flat red!

Translator BL

 

Quadriplegic Tips XIII

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Here comes a for insiders quite well-known technical aid!!!

I will call it

Angle knife.

It’s a mystery to me how you can cut something with this knife without hurting yourself.

A first aid plaster dispenser on the handle would probably make some sense.

I would have to try to grip this sharp construct with two hands, and before the sausage should be nailed down to the table.

OK, enough nagging.

Look at it, maybe it can help some of you!

One might possibly change tyres with it.

I better shouldn’t have mixed Novalgin with Vodka.

Addendum:

Read the blogpost
Link:

Technical Aids Tips and Tricks XLVIII

about a really good quadriplegic special knife

from the company www.mehal.de.

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Quadriplegic Tips Part V

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Although I can’t open a yoghurt cup any more with my fingers, I can still smash it up!!! ;-)

In this

clamp

you can put cutlery.
This makes it possible, even without finger function, to eat independently with spoon and fork again.

Enjoy your meal!

The cutlery holder is available at medical supply shops, but can also be self-made rather easily. It can be individually adjusted with velcro tape.

Translator BL