The Ultimate Rabbit Hole #69

The Ultimate Rabbit Hole 69

Yay for the weekend! It’s been a glorious week here in the mother country but as I’m on holidays, I’ve spent more time with my people and less time on the interwebs, so my rabbit hole adventures are a little shorter, but rest assured, no less sweeter than usual! Let’s hop on down and see what’s occurring, shall we?

Today is National Hamburger Day – how very delicious! There are so many brilliant burger recipes out there that it was really hard to narrow things down, but narrow things down I did, to 99 Amazing Burger Recipes. With something for the carnivores, the chicken lovers, the veggos and the vegans plus a dazzling array of condiments, I think this post will tick all your burger boxes. And would you like fries with that? Would that be Asparagus Fries? Butternut Squash FriesOr how about some good old fashioned twice cooked Oven Fries?

Sticking with my favourite subject of food, I love these 11 things people who pack their lunches always do.

And if you love your food but are looking for some healthier pantry fridge food swaps, look no further!

I’ve been shopping up a storm here in the mother country. Despite living in Australia for 8 years, my wardrobe is almost exclusively English. I’ve added two pairs of ankle boots to my collection this trip so I’m going to be all over this post how to wear ankle boots with a dress because it’s something I really haven’t mastered… Yet.

Talking of looks, I haven’t mastered yet. Let’s talk short hair. Did you see Mrs Woog got her locks chopped this week? And she looks fabulous. I’ve never had hair shorter than my shoulders. Ever. These 8 reasons short hair will make you feel amazing make me almost tempted to tell the hairdresser to sharpen the scissors. Almost. But not quite.

If your friends need a shoulder to cry on or someone to lean on, you’ll want to bookmark these 10 ways to help a friend who is sad or struggling because I’m a big believer that we can all get by with a little help from our friends.

I’m all about thinking positive and finding the flip side – check out these 13 top billionaires who share their top tips on positive thinking and why it mattersDisclaimer: You don’t have to be a billionaire to have a positive mindset. It’s true what they say the best things in life are free!

Giving advice is all well and good, but what about the stuff no one tells you? That’s where illustrator Alex Noriega comes in, with his beautifully illustrated stuff no one told me. Although, I have to say, my mum told me number 35 many times, and as usual, mum is always right.

The Sydney Expert’s Budget Traveller’s Bucket List had me feeling really rather homesick. I haven’t yet done all 20 things so there’s plenty to keep me out of mischief when I’m back in town!

I’m not loving the idea of  the 24 hour return flight down under but I am loving this infographic of 2016’s genius travel hacks and tips. I think some of these are going to come in very handy!

That’s it from me, it’s a long weekend here. But every day feels like a weekend when you’re on holidays! Am I right or am I right?

So, what’s happening in your world this weekend? Have you a favourite burger? Are you a fan of ye olde ankle boot? What’s on your Home Town Bucket List? Is there something you wish someone told you? How do you like your hair? Short or long? If you have a good travel tip, will you share it? Tell me all the things! 

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. Please link only one post. This makes it fair for everyone and allows more posts to be read. Talking of reading, do try and pop along to say howdee to some of  the other lovely linkers. Link up here, over at Calm to Conniption or My2Morrows. It doesn’t matter where you add your link because it will appear on all three blogs, as if by magic!  The link up will stay open until midnight the following Monday.

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  • We had home-made burgers last night. Home-made meat patties, bacon, egg, lettuce, carrot, tomato, melted cheese and beetroot. They were so good. I loved reading Pip’s post this week too. In my last year of high school, I went through a P!nk (the singer) phase…and cut all my hair off, leaving it spiky short. I loved it (at the time)…I don’t think I would be able to pull it off now. My hair is past my bra line at the moment and in dire need of a trim. Have a wonderful weekend Sammie.

    • Oh yum! Your burgers sound delicious! My hair grows so fast these days – it’s always in need of a trim. Hope you’re having a great weekend!

  • Might have to have burgers for lunch today! We had them for dinner just the other night too, haha. The boys won’t complain though!

    Glad you are enjoying your trip and thank you for the linkup.

  • Mmmm burgers, I’d have them every day if I could, it’s all about the bun and the right thickness of the patty for me. You’ve got me wanting one for breakfast. Enjoy the time over there with your peeps.xx

    • I’m with you on the burgers for breakfast idea. Breakfast burgers are burgers of the best kind. Hope you’re having a fab weekend x

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  • Robynas hair chopping article almost had me snipping my hair off too! That lady knows how to write!!!

  • LydiaCLee

    Off to check out the bucket list! Cheers fo the heads up and have a good weekend

  • Love that it’s world hamburger day! Last Sat, I had an amazing burger with grilled chicken, haloumi and aioli. And the fries were sweet potto fries — my absolute fav!

    Short hair looks awesome on some people…I wish I could pull off a pixie cut but my round face is not conducive to it!

    Have a lovely weekend!

    • That burger sounds amazing, did you eat it at home or out? I love the idea of a pixie cut but like you, I just feel that my face is not conducive to it (and that’s a polite way of putting it!)

  • Lucy @ Bake Play Smile

    Happy holidays gorgeous!! I am LOVING all of your finds this week. Totally with you on the importance of a positive mindset… and not just for billionaires lol! Have a great time xxx

  • Beautiful Sammie I have decided that confidence is the key to wearing anything! After reading Sonia’s tips on how to wear a dress and ankle boots and Robyna’s wearing a white shirt both of them look stunning in everything they wear! I think this has a lot to do with their beautiful confidence in themselves!

    • I think you’re right, it is all about confidence! Now, where can I get some of that?!

    • You’re very sweet – and I think you’re right. My confidence probably comes for caring more about what I think about me then what others think about me. Took me a while to get there. xxx.

      • I think you are right Robyna, I am working on the confidence one day I hope to pull it off. xoxo

  • Have a great holiday! Burgers are glorious and deserve their own day.

  • merilyn

    thankyou sammie!
    you’re always sending the good news and good vibes!
    enjoy the rest of your holiday lovely! … much love m:)X

  • jess

    Burgers AND positive thinking links? You just get me 🙂

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  • I love an ankle boot! Been living in my black pair from Target and have recently acquired new tan ones from Rivers that need an outing!

  • Pip’s ten ways to help a sad friend who is struggling is gold! So much wisdom. Hope you are having a fab weekend. Xx

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  • Joce | In Our Gumboots

    I have a little obsession with boots {although it’s more of the gumboot variety!} I was checking out ankle boots this morning… I think it’s time to add some to my wardrobe!

  • Just bought myself a couple of pairs of ankle boots – hopefully I can pull the look off!

  • One of my closest friends is having a horrid time at the moment and that post of Pip’s came at the perfect time this week (we did number 6 last night!). Glad to read you are shopping up a storm Sammie – hope you have lots of room in your cases to get it all home! xx

    • Yay for Pip! I hope the wine was medicinal and hit the spot! I do have a lot of room in my case, but I’m not sure it’s quite enough for all my shopping! Watch this space!

  • Loved the Stuff no one told me… especially #31! 🙂 And I really need to get some ankle boots! I loved her tips! Have a great week Sammie! 🙂

    • Yes, 31 is a cracker! I guess you can hold off on the ankle boots as summer is coming your way. But the ankle boots will be something to look forward to, right?! Hope you’re having an ace weekend!

  • I cannot go past a good vegge burger. When done well, even my carnivore husband prefers them. Will have to check out those recipes.

  • I am a fan of the ankle boot. I normally buy a new pair of boots each season – but am probably going to miss out this year, as I tighten my purse strings with the big move, the new business and the new baby. Hope you’re having an amazing time away xox

    • Never mind about having the money, you won’t have the time to shop for new boots! What an exciting time for you and the family! x

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    I always love how varied your links are Sammie! From billionaires to packed lunches! 😀

  • Happy weekend. I love that cute little travel hacks piece. Cute.

  • That lunch prep post is awesome. I really need to get into that habit. I do it maybe once a fortnight but would love to do it once or twice a week. I’m loving ankle boots with dresses this season. Such an easy go-to on a workday. The shortest I ever went with my hair was the Rachel cut back in the 90’s. I’m currently growing mine back after doing a bob last year. I just need to be able to throw it back quickly and not have bits fall out of the ponytail. So glad you’re enjoying your visit. Dont think too much about the flight home. Just enjoy xx

    • Lunch prep is such a healthy habit, hey? I love long hair because ponytails are just so easy. I’m taking your advice and trying not to think about the flight home. I’m certainly not short of distractions! Hope you had an ace weekend x