I’m Ella, inimitable lover of all things purple. In the Purple family three out of five of us (including me) are on the autistic spectrum. I also have a chronic health condition, hypermobile Ehlers-danlos syndrome. So life can be a challenge but also a lot of fun!
Purple Ella began life as a parenting blog in August 2011 shortly after the birth of my youngest child. In 2015 my eldest daughter and I both received an autism diagnosis. My youngest daughter’s autism diagnosis followed in 2016. She has since been diagnosed with dyslexia. I’m fascinated by autism, and passionate about helping to support people on the spectrum, so Purple Ella now has an autistic lifestyle focus.
I live in Bristol with my family and I love my life. I enjoy lego building, board games, and hanging out with my friends and family.
Mr Purple, electrician extraordinaire. Hard working, and an absolutely brilliant Dad to the Purple children. He’s green fingered, pottering around the garden in any spare chance he has. He loves all things Tolkien and enjoys watching nature documentaries.
We have been married since 2001, and we love each other as much now as we did the day we said I do.
When we first met and I asked him what his ambition in life was, he told me he just wanted to be happy. He is definitely a man of simple pleasures.
Super Kid, born in 2007. She loves science, maths, video games, singing and dancing. Serious and playful in equal measure, and often found curled up with a book.
Robo Boy, born in 2008. He loves video games, drawing, animals, pizza and chocolate. Passionate, and very caring he’s the peacekeeper of the family.
Wonder girl, born in 2011. She loves YouTube binges, fashion, and getting her own way! Funny, quirky and bright as a button.
Katsu the Purple cat. Rescued in 2016 aged five, once a timid little thing, she now rules the roost, regularly demands back rubs, and is very vocal when she wants something.
Coco the Purple dog, born and adopted in 2017. She loves playing football, and follows us around the house dropping a ball at our feet! Always has half an ear out for someone going into the kitchen in case THERE MIGHT BE FOOD.