The Ultimate Rabbit Hole #36

The Ultimate Rabbit Hole 36

How was your week? I finally conquered my ironing mountain, we had a date night and I went way out west on a Vietnamese food tour. Variety is the spice of life, isn’t that what they say? So the sun is starting to set on another week but Bubbles Bunny and I are just about to get this party started! Let’s hop on down the Rabbit Hole, shall we?

Happy Butterscotch Pudding Day! I actually wasn’t quite sure what Butterscotch Pudding was until I googled it, but it turns out that it’s basically cold butterscotch custard. It reminds me of a dessert I used to love when I was growing up called Angel Delight. It was a powdered product that when mixed with milk produced the most delicious mousse like dessert. Anyways, I’m not a fan of packet food these days so I am going to recreate the magic of my childhood and celebrate Butterscotch Pudding Day in style with this.

It’s also Jewish New Year, when we eat honey cake to express our wishes for a sweet new year. I don’t celebrate Rosh Hashanah but I do say yes to honey cake, and you should too, because September is National Honey Month. In some shameless self promotion, here’s my  go-to honey cake recipe  but this one also looks on the money, honey!

If cheesecake is more your thing, then get your sweet fix with this No-Bake Rocky Road CheesecakeIt only takes 15 minutes to make, which means you can spend more time eating it and savouring all the deliciousness!

It’s 10 months since David had a stroke. I’ve been on a state of high alert ever since.   It’s National Stroke Week this week and Em’s powerful post has such an important message. Incidentally, did you catch her interview yesterday, she’s so inspiring!

Are you an organised person? I am. Or at least I think I am because I do lots of the things that organised people do every day.

I think even the most organised person can be overcome by domestic overwhelm. These 5 top tips will keep you on top of the jobs a la maison.

My feet are always itchy and I’m always dreaming of where I can go next. If like me, you’re a fan of ye olde holiday rental, here are 10 questions you need to ask because when it comes to booking a holiday rental, it’s always better to ask sooner rather than later. I know my Aussie dollar is worth diddly squat right now in the US and the UK but it’s good to know there are still lots of places I can get a bang for my buck. It seems almost criminal to get a new Aussie passport and not even use it! I’ll never have a better excuse for a holiday!

I love reading letters that peeps write to their younger self. I have no idea what I’d say to myself, but I hope it would be something as wise as this. Those sexagenarians (isn’t that a great word?) they know what’s what!

Of course, my two touches of thyroid cancer have affected me physically, but not nearly as much as they affected me mentally. Cancer has left me with an acute case of enthusiasm for life and I’m not sorry about it at all. I want to be strong, be fit, be kind, be happy because I’m alive and because I can. You might get goosebumps when reading this. Just saying!

If you’re feeling stressed,  you need some Kitten Therapy! Yes, Kitten Therapy, that’s a thing and one of the cutest things I ever did see! Now all we need is for someone to invent Puppy Therapy and I’ll be all set!

Now, I have to run (literally) because this weekend I’m taking part in the Blackmore’s Sydney Running Festival. But before I go, tell me, what’s your favourite childhood dessert?  Are your feet itching? How do you keep on top of the jobs at home? What advice would you give to younger self? Puppies or kittens, what would you choose?

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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  • Enjoy the run this morning!

    “Puppies or kittens” is the wrong question -lol! It should be “puppies or bunnies”. Then I’d have a harder decision to make!

  • Good luck today Sammie, you will be awesome, have fun!
    Whoops, sorry I put my link up twice, dang phone!

    • It’s tomorrow, thank you lovely! So excited that you are the Rewind host this week, you’re always so kind and generous with what you share, not just the printables but the stories that go with them, you’re such a treasure! Bon weekend! xx

      • Whoops I said the same thing to my sister, she is running tomorrow too, have a great day x

  • Good luck with the running in the festival today! 🙂

    Kitten therapy is awesome, but like you I think I’d prefer puppy therapy. I love both, don’t get me wrong, but dogs are my favourite! 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    • The run is not until tomorrow so I have a day’s reprieve! Dogs are my favourite too, and yours is one of the cutest. Have you thought about getting Cooper he’s own Instagram account? He totally deserves one! Happy weekend! x

      • Hope the run went well today! 🙂
        I have thought about getting him his own instagram – but he already thinks he’s the king of the house, don’t want him getting any ideas, haha!

        • I finished the run and spent the rest of the day on the sofa in my PJs – it’s all about balance, right? I’m going to start a campaign CFI (Cooper For Instagram)!

  • So many great recipes – and love the tips for keeping on top of everything 🙂 Have a fabulous weekend!

    • Yes, how much more deliciousness can you fit in one post!? They’re cracking tips to keep on top, aren’t they? Hope your weekend is full of happy! x

  • I love your Saturday posts…they are full of fun, info and more. You are wonderfully
    inspirational woman to me you know..perhaps I could interview you!? Have a great time at the run. Denyse x

    • Oh Denyse, you are so lovely! I’m honoured that you would want to interview me! The run isn’t until tomorrow which means today I can do what I do best… carb load! Have a beautiful weeekend! x

  • merliyn

    Saturday again sam! and down that rabbit hole!
    yes denyse is right, you are inspirational and she could interview you! … far be it for me to say hun!; … anyhoo, that’s how I started reading your blog when raych @agentmysterycase cased you! … she’s always on the case!
    lovely women in these parts! … have a good run tomorrow lovely! … love m:)X

    • Thank you for saying so, Merilyn! You’re so lovely! I’ve been carb loading like it’s going out of fashion today, so hoping to make it to the finish line tomoz! Hope you enjoyed your Rabbit Hole adventures xx

  • jess

    Vietnamese food tour sounds incredible. They had a puppy room at my university during exam week…so when you are stressed out you could take 10mins to go play with puppies-how amazing is that?!

    • If I had been at your uni, I would have been in that puppy room every 5 minutes! Food tour was incredible plus, will tell you all about it in a blog post next week. Bon weekend x

  • Simplify.Create

    Vietnamese food is the best! And kitten therapy would be the cutest.

    • I haven’t eaten a lot of Vietnamese food but after that food tour, I think I’ll be eating a lot more of it in future! x

  • Happy weekend!
    That Vietnamese food tour sounds delish!
    Thanks for the shout out 😉
    Good luck with the run, go you!
    I think I’d go with puppies but kittens come a close second.
    Take care xxxx

    • The food tour was amazing (blog post coming soon!) Your cheesecake was so good, my mum emailed me the link to tell me about it! See, all my family love your recipes! Happy weekend xx

  • Lucy @ Bake Play Smile

    Kitten Therapy!? No way!! That’s hilarious. Yay for 10 months of good health for David!

  • Tash from Gift Grapevine

    Bravo on the ironing pile – I plan on having a rager of a night tonight by making a dent in mine. How Saturday nights have changed from a decade ago! Best of luck with your run Sammie xx

  • Kirsty @ My Home Truths

    Love your love of life! I have a new found appreciation of it myself after losing my dad earlier this year – trying to get the most out of it now, for him and for me. Just need to perhaps not go quite as hard once I’m back on deck after my knee surgery… 😉

    • I think we humans are a bit ironic… that we have to stare death in the face to fully appreciate how precious life is and how lucky we are to have another day. I’m so sorry about your dad, but I’m happy that you’re making the most of life (knee permitting!) I know I’m only as good as my next set of test results, so I want to pack all the happy in. If we don’t put the most in and get the most out, what’s the point?! Be kind to yourself (and to your knee, in particular) OK?! xx

  • I loved the organizational posts. I am somewhat organized,because I love routines and making to do lists. I say somewhat though because I’m more organized at work than at home. I’m definitely more of a puppy person, since I have a chihuahua. 🙂 There’s a ton of great posts here that I’m bookmarking to read later. 🙂 I just got off work so I’ll be heading to bed soon.

    • Oh a chihuahua! How cute! I am so desperate for a dog, it’s not funny! I’m much more organised at work than at home too. Why is that?!

  • I had no idea it was national honey month. Good luck in the run this morning. Love your skirt and I hope it made you feel like a super hero!

    • I’ve done the run and I’ve got a medal to show for it. I’m not sure I was a super hero but I do know that it took heroic effort to finish the 9km! Hope you’re having an ace weekend xx

  • Lilly Mary

    I LOVE kitten therapy…. and also thanks for sharing Emily’s post on strokes.

    • Me too. Emily’s post about strokes was just too good not to share and, a cause very close to my heart. Hope your weekend was a cracker x

  • A fresh passport just ready and waiting to be stamped.. how exciting is that!

    That post did give me goosebumps… wow! off to read Em’s post and the rest of your lovely links now.

    Happy Rosh Hashanah xx

    • I haven’t even got the passport and my feet are already itching like mad! Happy new year, hope this year is as sweet as honey!

  • bec

    Ohh no I just got out of a rabbit hole! Some wonderful posts Sammie x

  • I’m so down for some Kitten therapy! How did you go in the run?

    • Well, put it this way, I didn’t break any speed records but I crossed the line. I’ve just got to keep on plodding. I’m doing a half in January so totes need to get my butt into gear! Hope you had a lovely weekend x

      • You did better than me- I was watching from bed 🙂
        You’ll have a good couple of months up your sleeve to train for it- so you should be ready and raring to go

        • Well, I’ll always be raring, not sure about ready! But it is to and from the Cadbury factory, so I should be ok. Chocolate is my favourite incentive! x

  • So many great things to check out on the internet {as always Sammie}. Thanks for hosting 🙂

  • Well done on the Blackmores run! I hate running, that sounds like the worst nightmare to me, so am always inspired to know other people tackle it! I am a puppy kinda person – off to click and see all your links! x

    • Running used to be my worst nightmare too and then I turned 40 and turned into a runner! Strange but true! I knew you were a puppy person, you’ve got the cutest canine! Hope you had an ace weekend and fun down the Rabbit Hole! x

  • I am seriously amazed how many people have a bunny! There is some serious FOMO happening in this Queensland house each Saturday when I see your featured bunny.