An Intro to the mad house and its inhabitants lol..
We were inspired to start our blog as Lara came across this site by chance researching her conditions. We have never used a website like this so will be learning as we go (please bare with us any help or advice would be more than welcomed)
For our first we just wanted to introduce ourselves.
Paul is Step-Dad/Carer and the light of the Family always trying to lift the spirits of everyone and thrives on making people laugh, Even when he is struggling with emotions himself. We sometimes get our friends visiting, just because they need cheering up Paul style lol.
Paul comes from a Old school family as in lots of them and very close. He has 4 siblings 2 Brothers Roy(Older) and Oliver(Younger) and 2 Older Sisters Elaine and Lesly...Sooo many Nieces and Nephews, Cousins, Aunts, Uncles even Great Nieces and Nephews lol.... and no Paul is not ancient, not a fossil.. lol that can be proved by us all begging him to chill out in the evening when he is on one singing, or dancing, or shouting or just being a nut job lol...we wouldn’t really have him any other way. Although he does the mobile mile! Which is...as soon as he answer his phones or he calls someone , that’s it he is off... round in circles or all through the house open the door and the garden gate and he is off lmao.
I am a fair bit younger than Paul but we match perfectly. Because Paul never grows up. I am a bit of a hippy, loving the colour purple. Even my hair is Purple right now. I have 2 biological children Jak and Amber from a previous partner.. and have been lucky as to of not only had my biological parents to live with I had an awesome foster family who I am extremely close to and love dearly as much as my own. I have a condition called EHLERS-DANLOS SYNDROME which is a form of HYPERMOBILITY
I also have POSTURAL TACHYCARDIA SYNDROME, CHRONIC PAIN SYNDROME, PERSONALITY DISORDER & DEPRESSION I also have more going on that we have not yet been able to get to the bottom of.
There are also a couple of other people who are very close to us and we consider major parts of our family, who are Reece, he is Pauls step son from a previous relationship and lived with us for a while they have a very special bond and is lovely to see how close they are Reece is nearly 14 and was with Paul from about 6 months old. Reece has a brother Luke and Sister Candice who are turning into pretty awesome people.
Then there is Chantel. We consider her a daughter and dear friend.she also spent some time living with us and we miss her dearly now she is getting so independant. She is beautifull inside and out and we love her being a part of our little family.
I love our little bunch the family we made, biological or not it works for us.
I enjoy making beaded jewellery and always looking out for funky bead’s lol. I try and get to as many festivals as I can in the summer but usually the free ones now as the rest are sooo expensive!
Paul and I got together on the 12th June 2004 and were engaged Christmas day 2006, I still think we have a unique relationship I am so in love, and still in our honeymoon period after nearly 7 years no itch here lol. When we do finally take the plunge and get married my married name will be Lara Croft lol..no joke.
I am very lucky Paul has an awesome family and a huge family.I love them all and I fit!
In regards to Chantel, Jak, Amber-Louise, Reece and our families I leave it to them to put their feelings into this when and if they are ready. To all of our friends and family THANK YOU for your support and understanding on why we choose to do this. And to all of our new friends welcome and I hope we learn from you as much as you can learn from us.