It’s been a while…

Hello! Is there anybody out there?

Our poor little blog has been completely abandoned for the last two whole years. Why I hear you ask? (or not because nobody reads this anymore and I am talking to myself more than likely.) Well, babies happened and they happened big time.

First of all, way back in February 2014, we planned a huge pregnancy and baby festival called Babytalk. It was an amazing experience and a huge success. While planning the festival, I was also making a baby, a very big baby boy.

He arrived in all his pink squashy glory in April 2014. His arrival into the world was a noisy one and that noise and chaos has become the norm in our little world. We aptly named our little hurricane – Rory.

“Rory, Rory what’s the story” has become the mantra in our house. His big Sister thought the world had suddenly been turned upside down and inside out – things would never be the same again. Everything was put on hold for the next few months, which turned into years while we all learned to settle into life with each other.

Nothing prepared me for parenthood, that was one of the main reasons we decided to create Babytalk festival – to help people get together and try to figure some of it out together. I thought I had a reasonably ok understanding of the main ins and outs at that point – after all I had successfully managed to make baby number 1, and raise her quite well I thought. I was soon to learn though that you never stop learning, each day throws some new, sometimes crazy situation at you, and you have to figure it all out again and again and again. Now I am aware that this all sounds a bit bleak and maybe scary, and there are definitely bleak and scary moments along the way. The other parts though, they’re pretty amazing, and make up for all the not so fabulous bits in between.

a good day
Ta da! One of those super great moments – they do exist.

I’m rambling now, but the main gist is that stuff and life happened and both myself and Marie decided to take a bit of a break from blogging to spend time being Mammies. So after two years and a ridiculous number of nappies, I’ve decided to dip my toe back into the water and see how it feels.

With all of the new arrivals bringing with them lots of bits and bobs, we’ve had to make quite a few changes around the house. Walls have been knocked, stairs have been built and the painting is never ending. My aim is to try and show what we’ve been up to and the projects that we’ve completed while couped up with our kiddos. So watch this space.

Posted in at home, baby, General, news.


  1. I just read your lovely bungalow conversion story on Houzz, Rachel (here: It’s great to see you dipping your toes back in the water. Family has a way of shifting priorities but your interests and passions don’t disappear! They quietly wait for us to find the energy, time & space again to resume our other aspirations. Welcome back and I look forward to seeing what Curious Casa gets up to in the coming weeks and months.

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Barbara! Thanks so much, it’s been a crazy couple of years! I hope you keep reading (and that I keep writing!)

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