This is it

So here I find myself again, writing on a blog. Last time I started a blog was in 2006 after the birth of my son. We (my husband and I) were living in Kentish Town, London back then and I thought it would be a great way of keeping our families in both Sweden and Australia in the loop with stories and photos of our new little member of the family. That blog was called The Beach Family. Anyway, not sure what happened but I probably just got busy with life as a stay-home-mum and all the activities that comes with it ;) I was lucky to have met the best people in the world that year – a group of Swedish mums. We spent most of the time together doing all sorts of fun things like having lunch at pizza express at Oxford Circus surrouned by posh business people, meeting for play dates in super cramped old Victorian houses, or just hanging out in some of the gorgeous local parks of North London. I miss them heaps.

We moved to Perth, Australia in September 2007 and this is what we now call our home. It’s warm, sunny, chilled out and I love it! Yes, I miss my family back in Sweden more than anything and I would love to see them more often. I miss the Swedish nature and that the sun doesn’t set until late in the evening in Summer. I also miss Swedish pizza…… it is just the best, no questions asked! With bearnesas – yummy!

Anyway, here I am writing on my new blog. The reason for starting a blog this time is completely different… In February 2011 our daughter Cayla was diagnosed with Cerebral palsy (left hemiplegia). I feel a need to write about it and hopefully clear my head a bit whilst doing so and also to share our story with other in similar situations and finally provide information about Cerebral palsy and hopefully clear some of the misconceptions that comes with it.


2 thoughts on “This is it

  1. Hi,
    Cayla is gorgeous!

    I hope you are not too busy to read this and was wondering if you could give me some advice?
    Our youngest daughter was born with an aneurisym which bleed and resulted in brain damage. She hasn’t been diagnosed yet but cerebral palsy is a likely outcome.
    I am born and raised in Perth but we are living in Norway ( wife and 2 daughters) and we are seriously considering moving back to Get help for Jennifer.
    She is just being overlooked here, and specialist help in this area is so far from what we could get in Perth!
    We need to way up all our options, and i was wondering if you could tell me a little about how much Cayla’s treatment costs and any equipment that you must buy for her to help her during therapy?
    I understand there is some financial help from centrelink in the form of carer payments and allowances and have been able to calculate that.
    Could you also reccomend the TCCP in Coolbinia?

    Norway may be a rich country with fantastic social service funding to the public but at the end of the day we would rather pay for help than sit back and wait.


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