Monday, 4 April 2016
This might be a good time to introduce you to my brood. My very small house is quite a busy little house and I like to think of it as the Centre of the Universe! It is occupied by one granny (my mum), one mummy (me), one stinky teenager (my daughter, Nelly), a hamster called Cornelius, a Pomerhuahua called Archie, a Japanese Chin called Akihiko (Japanese for bright prince - we call him Kiko), and a cat called Billie (she's a girl, named after Billie Piper)! It's relatively mayhemish at all times, but I love it!
Nelly has an ASD diagnosis which brings a lot of laughter into the house, and occasionally a little stress! She's obsessed with Harry Potter and Autism! She does incredibly well at coping with ASD and with the world, and she brings a great deal of joy into many, many people's lives. My mum is a type one diabetic, she's not in great health physically but she is always on form mentally - she is smart and funny and sharp as a tack. She is also the most contrary person I have ever known and has an instinctive inability to ever do anything she's told! Archie the ginger pomerhuahua came from a rescue centre when he was one and although he was only a pup he had suffered very badly, which means he is a total bag of issues and drives us all crazy! The cat is of the opinion that she runs the household, the hamster thinks he's Houdini and Kiko our black and white chin just can't quite believe he lives in this squashed madhouse - he's certain he belongs in a temple in Japan!