The Ultimate Rabbit Hole #33

Ultimate Rabbit Hole 33

Howdee partners! Oreo and I would like to welcome you to the weekend! As you can see Oreo  is a great guard bunny. He guards the Rabbit Hole like a boss – only the best of the web gets past this bunny!

So tell me, did you have a wonderful week? Ours was action packed, with fun, food, friends and our long awaited Australian Citizenship Ceremony. It was everything I had dreamed about and more… but that’s a story for another day because I’ve got all this good stuff I just can’t wait to show you. Come on, let’s go down the Rabbit Hole!

Did you know there’s a day dedicated to people who are banana lovers, like me? Yes, National Banana Lover’s Day that’s a thing! It falls on 27 August every year and you can belatedly get your bake on with these 50 mouth watering ways to use ripe bananas.  Some of these treats are so delicious that they could  surely turn my banana-phobic husband into a banana lover with just a few bites!

I make no secret that I am not good at change. In fact, mastering the art of change could be my life’s work. That said, these 10 tips for overcoming fear of change seem so simple and make so much sense even I can do them! Boom!

Talking of change, I totally need to tweak the work life balance – yep, that old chestnut. After all, there are only so many balls one can juggle in the air. These seven habits will have me balancing that work-life stuff  like a boss.

Part of the problem with the work balance thing is trying to fit it all in. So I’m going to be all over these 7 awesome ways to get more done in less time because there’s always too many things and never enough time to do them in!

As for fitting it all in, I’ve had a bit of a fail in the fitness department but I think these health and fitness apps will see me right (hello, 7 minute workout!) and for the days I can’t or won’t go to the gym, I can do the home workout of champions! No excuses!

Talking of champions, if you love your Thermomix, you’ll love these blogs jam packed full of Thermoliciousness (that’s a thing.) You might even find my blog among them!

Audrey Hepburn was so much more than just a pretty face; talented, inspiring and oh so wise. I think we could all learn a lot from her life lessons.

While we’re on the subject of life lessons, this one is so important  it’s OK to ask for help

I discovered the  The Married Kama Sutra this week and  it totes had me in stitches. Don’t worry, it’s all clean and above board. It involves a dishwasher after all!

August 24 was National Waffle Day and you guessed it, I missed that too! I wanted to show you a whole load of mouth watering waffle recipes but in the end, I couldn’t resist all these Animals with Waffles. I think the koala is the cutest (not that I’m biased or anything, now that I’m freshly Australian!)

I was so busy turning Australian on Wednesday that I missed National Dog Day (August 26) but I did find this beauty, a fascinating and heart tugging project of how dogs get old. Warning: This post will make you poody. (Poody = like broody, but for a pooch.)

And… that’s a wrap!  If you’ve got a banana recipe that you love, be sure to share it in the comments for all the other banana lovers, ok? Tell me, are you good at change? How do you fit it all in? Are you good at asking for help? Are you poody too? What’s on the agenda for your weekend? Tell me all the things! Hope your weekend oozes happy. See you on the other side!

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.

Be a smarty and join this linky party!

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  • Oh happy citizenship and welcome to the Australian family! Have a great weekend lovely lady. X

  • Congratulations on becoming an Aussie! As usual you have provided me with so much fun Saturday morning reading! Thanks for the link up!

  • Oh my. .. how did I miss dog day and waffle day and banana lovers day! We need a calendar with all the ‘days’ so we never forget again! Great timing though.. I have 9 over ripe bananas I was wondering what to do with them. Loved Fleurs post and Christina too! Love little oreo. What a cutie! Happy weekend lovely xx

  • Oh congrats on your Australianess! And may I apologise now for our PM and all his mates? 🙂
    Love the married Kama sutra- hahaha!

    • You can’t judge a country by it’s leader, even old Tone doesn’t dampen my love for Australia! That married Kama Sutra was a hoot – the curry one was just class! Have a great weekend xx

  • Congrats on becoming a citizen! 🙂

    The banana recipes look good too! I love bananas so always eat them before they are the perfect over-ripeness for cooking, but my mum does an incredible banana muffin! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up.

    • Yum! Banana muffins! Perhaps she’d love to share the recipe?! Here’s to a delicious weekend! x

      • I do have the recipe here somewhere…I have a big book of recipes that the church put together as a fundraiser and her muffins were in it, along with a delicious chocolate microwave mug cake…no idea where it is now though, I used to lend it to people a lot.

  • Love that 7 ways to get more done from Hair Romance. Carly and Christina have it all worked out!

  • Lilly Mary

    Congrats on your Aussie citizenship! My favourite banana cake recipe is a Finnish one from the Nordic Bakery Cookbook – the best. Lots of spices and 5 bananas 🙂

  • Lucy @ Bake Play Smile

    Yay for you Sammie!!!! So exciting that you’re an Aussie citizen now! Ooh I’ll have to check out the banana post!!! xx

    • Now I’m an Aussie, I feel almost born again! With those recipes you can totally go bananas this weekend! xx

  • Congratulations you little Australian you!! Well done.
    I’m with David on the banana situation, not a huge fan at all, the ironic thing is that I’m off to our annual local banana festival today and don’t laugh but I’m actually in the parade. It’s the 60th

  • Waffle day would explain why last Sunday 23rd I had the urge to make waffles – Monday I totally fasted the whole 24hrs.
    Waffles sound good for today 🙂

  • The married kama sutra is classic! Thanks for the giggle 🙂

  • Congratulations!!!!
    Go you little Australian citizen you, so happy for you both.
    I’m with David in the banana department……ironically I’m off to take part in our Annual Banana Festival today it’s the 60th anniversary and (don’t laugh) I was a past queen for the year 1999, should be a bit of fun except I won’t be eating any bananas!!! Have s great weekend xx

    • Now I’ll be singing “‘Nana Queen” to the tune of “Dancing Queen” all day! A Banana Festival sounds just dreamy to me – hope you have a fantastic day – go bananas! xx

  • Simplify.Create

    How funny. A day for everything really. That would be my daughters favourite day. Every time we say we are going shopping… Any kind of shopping, her response ‘To buy bananas’.

    • Then yes, Banana Lover’s Day really is a Day For Your Daughter! I’m sure you’ll find something to tickle her banana loving fancy from those 50+ ideas!

      • Simplify.Create

        Didn’t even make it to the car park today before she raided the groceries lol

  • Dianne Childs

    I hate change and resist it with all my might! LOL. Happy Weekend! 🙂

    Di from Max The Unicorn

  • I am anti-banana unless….it’s almost green and it’s on a white bread roll with sugar…then I like it. All other forms of banana are a no-no. I have, ahem, asked kids at school about to eat a banana (ripe) inside the classroom at fruit break if they could, please, ‘eat it outside.’ Yep. I am that person. I love your links on the weekend, Sammie…very newest Aussie in the land. Denyse x

    • Green banana and white roll? Now that’s a combo I haven’t seen before! I love that you encouraged the kids to take the ripe bananas outside! I think you love my links as much as I love you visiting! So far, I’m loving being Australian, and I’m betting this is one novelty that is not going to wear off! x

  • Look at that link list of champions! Don’t talk to me about bananas, blurgh. Have a wonderful Aussie weekend Sammie. xx

    • I can’t believe how many banana-phobes there are! It’s ok though because that just means more bananas for me, right?! Have yourself a very merry weekend! x

  • Tash from Gift Grapevine

    Yours sounded like a happy and memorable week Sammie. Here’s to more of those! In other news, I think I need a guard bunny – too cute xx

    • I think I need a guard bunny too, especially if it looks as cute as Oreo! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! x

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    What a big week for you with the Australian Citizenship Ceremony. And Oreo is adorable. I think I can see how he got his name! 😉

    • It’s been a massive week and jam packed full of happy! Yes, everybunny loves Oreo! He’s the cutest, as is his bunny partner in crime, Bubbles, she’ll probably hop back next week. Hope you had a delicious weekend!

  • Ok I need all of those productivity tips and fitness apps, like now!

  • Congratulations on your Australian citizenship. Yesterday was my 20th anniversary of living in Australia – I’ve just realised this! Still don’t have citizenship. I supposed I’d better get on that!

    • Citizenship was the best thing we ever did. I just wish we did it sooner. Isn’t NZ like the UK, can you have dual nationality and keep both passports? Hope you had a lovely weekend x

      • Yes, you can. It’s slightly different in that I came over before they changed the legislation so I have Reciprocal Rights. Meaning I am treated as an Australian citizen in terms of tax, Medicare, passing on citizenship to my son etc. His dad became an Australian citizen when Boyo was 6 months old. Boyo was born an Australian.

        My official term is a Special Category New Zealander.

        The only privilege I don’t have is being able to vote.

        I should really get on it but it is my little protest!

  • Congratulations on your citizenship! That’s such a wonderful thing to do! I’m a banana-phobe too, yet I couldn’t get enough of them when I was younger, and was also well known for my banana cakes and banana smoothies. At a certain age I was also known for eating bananas in a very naughty way … LOL. I think I must have overdosed over the years!

    • Well, you being a banana-phobe just goes to show, you really can have too much of a good thing! LOL! It feels good to be Australian, I must say, now pass the lamingtons!

  • That’s so awesome you’re now an Aussie!! Very lucky to have ya mate!!! Haha! I LOOOVE bananas, must check those recipes out. I used to pinch all the bananas in kindy, hehe! I thought you were revieling a racy side when you mentioned Karma Sutra 😂 very funny stuff!! Great finds as always lovely xx

    • Thanks, love! We feel so lucky to be here, we’re totes living the dream! Don’t we all have a racy side? That Karma Sutra was just too good not to share, and not to worry, I keep the blog is so clean you could eat your dinner off it! Hope you had an ace weekend!

  • Great links this week. You’re on a roll when you can get things done in less time. Love Audrey Hepburn, and yes, we can certainly learn from her. Enjoy your week lovely ‘new’ Australian x

  • That banana toastie looks dreamy – thanks for sharing! Hope you had a glorious weekend and that the weather was on it’s best behaviour! Happy party planning!

  • I missed National Dog Day too… and my cat’s birthday- HORRIBLE!!!! Congratulations on becoming Aussie too, loved your pics, another excuse for a little tipple x

    • Best excuse for a tipple… evah! Perhaps your cat can have some belated birthday bonhomie! Turns out National Dog Day fall on the same as my citizenaversary so I shall never forget it! x

  • I have just the banana recipe for you. I’ll have to dig it out! Who decides when these National Food Day things will be held? I want to be on that committee!
    Is it ironic that I really want to read the links about work/life balance but my Internet is soooo slow that they’re not loading and I keep thinking to myself “I don’t have time for this!” I’m glad I was patient though…. The more routine I have, the more creative I can be. LOVE THIS!! Have a great week, Sammie xx

    • I don’t know who decides but I wish I know who did, because I totes want their job! That quote is a cracker! I hope your week is full of fast internet and fun things! xx