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Hi, my name is SuePaul07!

SuePaul07
SuePaul07 Member Posts: 6 Listener
edited April 13 in Start here and say hello!
Hi.  I'm Sue and my husband is Paul.  Paul is a civil servant - well, he works for the Govt - and I'm his carer.  In 1965, Paul was born 9 weeks premature and was diagnosed with mild spina bifida and spastic diplegia.  He's also got Aspergers.  We live in a little village no-one had heard of until a year ago. Thank you Capt. Tom! :-).  We share our home with our 8 month old Golden Retriever, Merlin who is a boisterous puppy but great fun.  Paul's hobbies are classic Jaguars and motor sport.   Glad to be here.    
Best wishes
Sue

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."  Theodore Roosevelt - "The Man in the Arena" - a speech given at the Sorbonne, Paris on 23.04.1910.
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  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,348 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 12
    Welcome to the community @SuePaul07 and thank you for telling us a little about yourself and your husband.
    Merlin is such a great name!

    i hope you enjoy yourself here. 🙂

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,915 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community and thanks for sharing info about you and Paul 

    Feel free to join in or ask any questions.  You might like to visit our virtual coffee lounge or recent discussions as a good place to start 
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  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Member Posts: 2,205 Pioneering
  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,414

    Scope community team

    Hi @SuePaul07 and a warm welcome to our community!  It's great that you've filled us in about your home life and Merlin sounds adorable!  <3

    I'm pleased to see you've managed to find your way around the community and reply to some other discussions.  If you ever fancy a light-hearted chat to get to know some of our other members better, make sure to visit our virtual coffee lounge.  We chew the fat over allsorts in there and play lots of fun games!

    Take care and I hope you and Paul have a great Tuesday. 
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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 11,079 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @SuePaul07 - & welcome to the community from me too. :)
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 6,687

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    Welcome to the community @SuePaul07 :) Thanks for sharing some information about yourself and Paul.

    How long have you had Merlin? Do you have any photos? I'm extremely jealous!
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  • SuePaul07
    SuePaul07 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Hi Tori_Scope. We've had Merlin since he was 8 weeks old - we know the lady who owns his dad and through her, we met the guy who owns his mum.  We first saw Merlin when he was 3 weeks old and it was love at first lick.  I've attached a couple of recent photos.  We're very lucky that we've got some really good, disabled (including wheelchair) accessible, spaces near us for walking him.  He's a cheeky boy but he's very gentle too.
    Best wishes
    Sue

    "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."  Theodore Roosevelt - "The Man in the Arena" - a speech given at the Sorbonne, Paris on 23.04.1910.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 6,687

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    He's gorgeous @SuePaul07
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  • Caz_Alumni
    Caz_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 624 Pioneering
    edited April 14
    Hi @SuePaul07

    Just wanted to stop by, say hello, and add my welcome to the community!

    And of course, once I spotted your photos of Merlin, I just had to take the time to say what a beautiful boy he is.

    Yes, he definitely looks like a cheeky chap, but he's also got a look of 'butter wouldn't melt' ;)

    Gorgeous! I can see why it was love at first lick. 

    Anyway, welcome once again and looking forward to chatting with you some more in the future :)
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