The Ultimate Rabbit Hole #26

URH 26

Greetings from the mother country! I spent the first part of the week living out my own version of planes,  trains and automobiles and I’ve spent the latter part, shopping up a storm, eating a lot of cake and enjoying the birthday bonhomie. It’s my mum’s birthday today, Happy Birthday Mum!

Can I just introduce you to  Oreo (on the left)  and Bubbles (on the right) who are sisters from the States and you can follow along with their hoppy adventures on Instagram where you will find  more cute bunny pics than you can shake a stick at.

Now that David’s birthday cake is done and dusted and every last crumb has been consumed, I’m already thinking about what to make next year. I’m think this donut cake is a hot contender for Birthday Festival 2016! In case you’re wondering, I whipped up my mum’s favourite for her birthday, it’s going to be caketastic, even without my trusty Thermomix to help me along!

Talking of donuts, I discovered Grumpy Donuts a hand-crafted donut delivery service. A donut delivery service, can you think of anything more delicious? The range of flavours is so mind bogglingly good, I don’t know where to start.

The internet gets a bad rap sometimes, so that’s why it’s important to remember that there are people out there doing good things. Really  good things and Brandon from HONY is one of them.

Seeing as I’m overseas and currently operating with my UK iphone and it’s Aussie cousin, I am totally loving these iphone tips sick! Number 1 and number 3 are just genius!

I’m not tech savvy but I’m loving this list of must have techcessories. They’ll make me look and feel like a techspert in no time! I already have a portable power bank and it’s saved my bacon (and my battery) more times than I can remember.

While we’re on the subject of  genius, let’s move from the technical to the kitchen variety. These hacks will save your food, your time and your sanity.

Talking of sanity, life can get very busy and as a result people can get very overwhelmed.  Here’s how to cope with overwhelm like a boss.

Talking of overwhelm… I love saying yes and although I’m getting better at saying no I haven’t yet mastered the art . This article will see you right and explains how to say no like a ninja. Be sure to check out the tree diagram at the end, it’s pure gold…

And if life keeps giving you lemons, try these terrific tips, but if all else fails, make a lemon cake, maybe one like this?

That’s a lot of self help in them there posts I know, but they were so good, I couldn’t help myself (excuse the pun!) I just had to share. Anyway peeps, that’s all I have time for this week, so I shall love you and leave you and wish you a wonderful weekend. See you on the other side!

So, do you have a techcessory that you can’t live without? Which donut would you choose? If you could have anything delivered to your home, what would it be? Have you mastered the art of saying no? And what do you do when life gives you lemons?

Every Saturday morning, we will open up the rabbit hole link up for bloggers to add their link list posts or even just their favourite post (if you are not of the link list kind) for the week.  Do try and pop along to say howdee to some of  the other lovely linkers. Link up here, over at Calm to Conniption, A Little Part of the World or My2Morrows. It doesn’t matter where you add your link because it will appear on all four blogs, as if by magic!  The link up will stay open until midnight the following Monday.

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  • Can barely get past the fact that you are in the UK and I’m not, I keep daydreaming of summer in my Cornish home!
    Anyhoo, if you try trick 3 with your charger cable be careful, I managed to screw the spring straight through the plastic cable sheath!
    Have a great time
    Bec

    • Ah yes, I would be dreaming of a Cornish home if I had one 🙂 The weather has been glorious, as has the shopping! Thanks for the spring tip, that’s good to know! Happy weekend x

  • Ingrid – fabulous and fun life

    Oh Sammie what are you doing to me!!! I didn’t need to know about Grumpy donuts! They look so amazingly delicious! They are going to be hard to resist!

    Glad to hear you are having such a good holiday.

    • Well, you’ll have to resist a little longer because if you see Mica’s comment above those Grumpy Donuts have proved to be so popular they can’t supply the demand! So we’ll have to wait a bit longer for those dial-a-donuts! Hope you had a lovely weekend xx

  • Have fun over there chick, thanks for all the self help, some light reading for me on the weekend. Cheers for all the birthdays too, keep celebrating you deserve it xxx happy birthday to your mum and David too. Party month.rules x

    • Yes, who doesn’t love a party month! Thanks for all your good wishes to one and all. Hope your weekend is all kinds of wonderful! xx

  • Ahh those home deliver doughnuts sound and look awesome! At first I was sad I they were Sydney only, then I realised I could send some to a friend there….sadly they are overwhelmed with orders and aren’t taking new ones. Makes sense, who wouldn’t want home delivered tasty tasty food?! 🙂

    Hope you are having a lovely holiday, and thank you for the link up!

    • Oh no donuts! That’s so disappointing, it seems as everyone is going nuts for donuts! You’re a great friend for trying! Hope you’re having a top weekend! xx

  • Jenni from styling curvy

    Sounds like you are having fun and making the most of every delicious minute! Yup, I’ve put my phone in a jar before when playing music…my DJ son taught me that one 😉

  • merliyn

    down that rabbit hole again! good ones, thanks sam! … lots on for you this week! … do they still have a lot of rabbits in England?
    it’s amazing that you can still blog form there too! I am in awe of technology! soo clever!
    sounds like you guys are having a great time!
    happy birthday to your dear mum! … that cheesecake looks delicious!
    keep on enjoying! love m:)X

    • Just chowing down on some cheesecake right now! Yes, everyone is still hopping mad here! Isn’t technology a wonderful thing?! Hope you’re having an ace weekend! xx

  • Lucy @ Bake Play Smile

    Hope you had a beautiful birthday and are having the most AMAZING holiday ever!!! xx

  • Happy birthday lovely lady and to your Mum too! Sounds like you are having a great time. I’m looking forward to tucking up away from the cold and reading all your links they look great – the learning to say no is a good one – I’m making a lemon pound cake today to use up all my lemons! x

  • Happy Birthday lovely lady. Oreo and bubbles look so cute. I love their names and I look forward to there adventures.

    • Thanks, love. Aren’t Oreo and Bubbles the cutest? It’s hard not to love bunnies who have their own Instagram account!

  • Hope you had an amazing birthday and an awesome time with your family and friends in London xo

    • Thanks, Shari! I did have a lovely birthday. Just hanging out with my mum at her place. I have a quick pit stop in London before I fly back down under… it’s all go! Hope you’re having a great weekend and are keeping warm and toasty!

  • Hope you had a wonderful birthday Sam! Also I’m loving that donuts are somehow in fashion!

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  • Donut home delivery! I’m in trouble. I hope it comes with a personal trainer delivery! Loved Fleurs tech post, and have been wanting a mighty purse for a while. My phone goes flat so quickly so I really need to get me one I think! Enjoy your special time in the homeland, you are missing the biggest cold snap in years! Enjoy the summer sun! Xx

    • I can’t imagine a cold snap, it’s so warm and sunny here! I have to admit, I did enjoy going back to a summer birthday! Hope you’re having an ace weekend xx

  • I think bunny rabbits are cuter simply because I cant have one. But I can have donuts – can not should :/

  • Hope you had a great birthday!! xxx

  • Simplify.Create

    Sounds like you had a great birthday! Donuts are one of those things I need to be in the mood for but when I am, they don’t last Long. And as far as tech accessories, my current saviour is my charging phone case since my iPhone 5 battery is a dud. Just press the button & I can charge any time. So helpful!

    • Charging iphone case – that’s just genius! I’m using my old iphone 5 while I’m overseas and the battery is pants. Where can I find one of these magic charging cases that you speak of?!

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  • I love HONY – especially the comments which are usually so heartwarming and supportive. I am kind of greatful that if I met Brandon, I’d really have nothing to say besides “yeah, life’s pretty good, thanks!”

    • HONY always warms the cockles of my heart. It’s true what they say, everyone has a story! Perhaps you can start your own series, Humans of Adelaide?! Happy weekend xx

      • A guy did start HOA but posts infrequently. Still interesting though!

  • Thanks for the tips!

  • Amazing links as usual! I am loving all the life hacks at the moment, I need a few right now! p.s. look how big the rabbit hole link up has gotten-congrats!!

    • I saw you were taking a bloggy break, hope you’re going to be kind to yourself. I’ll be eagerly awaiting your next Friday wrap upon your return! We’re stoked with the way the rabbit hole has grown, it’s been a team effort. Praise be to my trusty co-pilots and all our faithful friends who come down and party every Satur-yay! xx

  • Home-delivered donuts! About the only thing we can get delivered in the country is Dominos Pizza. Yep, just the one home delivery chain here. I think I’d like someone to deliver coffee and/or margaritas (depending on the time of day), and preferably a handsome man wearing nothing but an apron and a smile to serve it to me. I know, but a girl can dream, right?

  • Overseas holidays are making me JEALOUS! Hope you are having fun

    • It’s not so much a holiday as hanging out with my homies, but jolly fun all the same! I did join the local gym though and I’ve been going every day. I hope you’re impressed!

  • I’ll have a caramel potato chip donut please! Or perhaps I should follow the flowchart and learn how to say no to the donut? Who am I kidding? I’m going to say yes to the donut,
    Thanks for another great week of links.
    Happy birthday, Sammie’s Mum!

    • I am one of those people who will never say no to a donut. I just don’t have it in me! Mum says thanks, she had her (cheese) cake and ate it!

  • That tree diagram about saying no is just right. Simple and clear. Am going to put it into practice. But how awesome is HONY. I would use Facebook just to see those posts every morning. I love the insights they give into people with experiences completely different from your own.

    • I just love HONY – everyone really does have a story! And don’t get me started on that tree diagram, it’s all kinds of awesome! x

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