I’m Ella, inimitable lover of all things purple.
In 2015 both my eldest daughter and I were diagnosed with autism. My youngest daughters autism diagnosis followed in 2016. I’m fascinated by autism, and passionate about neurodiverse positivity. This is my first ever post about autism, and my passion has grown ever since.
In addition my middle child and I were diagnosed with hypermobile Ehlers-danlos syndrome in 2019. hEDS is a heritable disorder of connective tissues. In a nutshell our connective tissue isn’t as well made as it should be. Since connective tissue connects everything in the body this causes a variety of symptoms.
I live in Bristol with my family and I love my life. I enjoy lego building, board games, drawing, reading and making stuff with polymer clay. I also enjoy hanging out with my family.
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.
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.
Born in 2008. He loves video games, drawing, animals, and chocolate. Passionate, and very caring he’s the peacekeeper of the family.
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.