The Ultimate Rabbit Hole #82

The Ultimate Rabbit Hole 57

It’s time for our weekly sojourn down the rabbit hole and as it’s my last one for a while (I’m taking a holiday holiday and a rabbit hole holiday too,) I better make it a good one. I’m not really a fighter so rather than go out with all guns blazing, let’s go out with all tails a-fluffing. Something like that anyway…

It’s not just an auspicious day because I’m nearly on holidays. It’s also Banana Lover’s Day today so the Nutella Banana Bread recipe I posted this week was inadvertently timely! If you like bananas as much as me, you’re going to love these Jamaican Banana Fritters, these Pan Fried Cinnamon Bananas and these Banana Caramel Parfaits. Heavens, it’s like all your banana dreams come true. Unless of course you don’t like bananas. But don’t worry, I’m happy to eat your share!

I can’t believe I missed the closing ceremony at the Olympics – if only our house guest was here,  that would have never happened on Ria’s watch! No matter, you can virtually relive the 7 best moments of the Olympics right here!

David has a new job and has had such delicious fun exploring all the new places to eat near his new office. He doesn’t know this yet, but when we get back from holidays, I’m going to make his lunchbox every day, and it’s going to be the cutest lunchbox in town complete with bunny eggs and all! #lunchboxgoals

Moving is a big deal. Moving to another country is an even bigger deal. These 10 things women should ask themselves before they move overseas are totally spot on, and of course, they apply to men too.

I still hadn’t got the hang of Snapchat and now there are Instagram stories! I’m so behind the times! If you want to play catch up and know what’s what, here are 15 tips and tricks that will have you Instagram story-ing like a boss!

Still on the subject of tips and tricks, why don’t we add some tools to the list? With time being so precious, I like to make the most of what I have. These 9 productivity apps are the business!

I must confess, when it comes to mindfulness, I suck balls. I’m very good at being mind full but not mindful. I was very excited about these 6 ways to be mindful when you hate sitting still – there’s hope for me yet!

As I’m leaving on a jet plane next week and am the world’s worst packer, I need all the help I can get on what to pack – plane style. That post is packed with more top tips than my suitcase is with clothes! For realz!

Talking of clothes, check out these cool kids clothes for a cause. 

Let me love you and leave you with hands down the most adorable thing I’ve seen on the interwebs this week, if not ever… The 20 cutest puppies in the worldI’ll have a Goldendoodle, thanks very much. How about you?

So tell me, are you on Team Banana too? Are you good at sitting still? What was your best bit of the Olympics? Are you Instagram storying like a boss or are you like me, and need all the help you can get? Have you got a productivity app you need to tell me about?

While I’m off running rings around Disneyland and popping my Canada cherry, the lovely Shari from Good Food Week is baking her baby and keeping my seat warm here down the Rabbit Hole. Do bob on over and show her some Rabbit Hole love, won’t  you? There’s still time for me to do some last chance training and there’s still time  for you to do some last chance sponsoring, if you so desire. We’re raising money for the Stroke Foundation and although we’re overjoyed to have just hit our fundraising target , nothing is going to stop us now! See you on the other side, bunny holers!

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 The Geeky Shopaholic. 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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  • Enjoy your break and your holiday! 🙂

    Thank you for the linkup.

  • I like bananas that have only just stopped being green 3 and a half minutes ago.

    I love your phrasing. I am more mind full then mindful so I have invented my own meditation. One cup of tea, one sofa overlooking the garden, two bunnies. I sit and watch them frolic whilst I sip my tea. No phone. No podcasts. No TV. No popping up to fold the laundry or weed the garden or dust. Just sitting and watching.

    Have the best time whilst you’re away!

    • You’re very precise about those bananas! I love the sound of your meditation, now all I need is a garden and some bunnies! Happy Weekend! x

  • Excited for you and your upcoming holiday with David. Looking forward to seeing the snaps! Glad the linky is continuing with the other ladies while you are away! As for bananas I can eat a green banana on crisp white bread roll spread with butter. That is it. Other than that, bananas are not apPEALing to me!

    • Ha! I see what you did there. Green bananas are the only ones I can’t/won’t eat but that’s alright, you can have my share! The countdown for holiyays is totally on! Have an ace weekend x

  • Have a wonderful holiday, holiday! Oh nuts! We missed the closing ceremony too, our visitors wouldn’t have let that happen either. Enjoy Disney I’ll be running in my mind with you, have a wonderful weekend X

  • Dianne Childs

    Ooh, I’ll be checking out all those banana recipes. I love bananas! And my son is a major fan of Nutella, so the Nutella Banana Bread may be the go!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

  • Have a great holiday, sounds amazing!

  • Team Banana all the way! It’s about the only fruit I’ll tolerate in cooked form. I even love banana lollies!

  • savan ah

    You are so cute, Sam! Enjoy the US! ( Should be fun to ask people what they think of Trump!)

  • Oh man, my sons love bananas. Today whilst we were at the farmers markets they had an absolute meltdown over not being able to eat the bananas that I had picked up RIGHT THAT VERY MINUTE {I mean, really, who pays for things these days}. The stall holder was so lovely and gave them a free banana each. Six bananas later we were back in the car on our way home with a babycino and a mini cupcake each – did I mention that they had already had two bowls of cereal each and some toast on the way to the market for breakfast??

    Enjoy your holiday Sammie and I can’t wait to guest host the link whilst you are away!

    • Well, at least they have good appetities… Imagine what your boys will be like when they are teenagers! Thanks for keeping my seat warm – looking forward to “meeting” bub number 3 when I get back!

  • Thanks for including my post on Brave kids clothing in your links Sammie – they’re doing such great stuff for a wonderful cause. And speaking of wonderful causes, bravo on reaching your fundraising target! Best of luck for the Disney run and enjoy your holiday. Can’t wait to see the pics and also hear your thoughts on eating beaver tails in Canada (yummo!) xx

    • They really are doing wonderful work with those clothes, way too good not to share! Thank you so much for helping us smash our fundraising target. I am going to make it my personal mission to eat a beaver tail so I can report back!

  • michelle barrington

    Have an awesome run over in Disney Sammie – can’t wait to hear all about it. Great work on reaching your fundraising target! How awesome are the Brave clothes for kids.

    • Those Brave clothes are ace, aren’t they? I hope I don’t spontaneously combust with excitement before I get to Disneyland… I’m off to read about your holiday now!

  • jess

    Oh thank you for the inclusion! Off to check out those productivity apps…have a great trip!

  • Woohoo! It is finally here. Will miss you down the URH! Have a brilliant time. I will be watch on through Facebook. 🙂 x

  • Kirsty @ My Home Truths

    All the very best of luck with your run and your fun at Disneyland – what a place to have a run!!!

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Ooh I’m bananas for bananas!! Thank you for my mention my lovely lady! And you’d better believe that we will all be cheering you on in your Disneyland run! xxx P.S. now off to look at the puppies! 😛

    • I am totally going to be a lunchbox ninja when I get back. Thanks for cheering us on, we might need it! Those puppies are the best, I saw those Pomeranians and immediately thought of you 🙂

  • That Nutella Banana Bread is just begging to be made! So exciting for you that the big trip is nearly here – wishing you all the very best and have lots of fun. xx

    • That Nutella Banana Bread is begging to be made and best of all, devoured! Thanks for all the good wishes, hope you are having tons of fun with your gorgeous guests xx

  • Hope you have a wonderful holiday Sammie! Although it wouldn’t be possible not to have a blast in the vicinity of Disneyland! xx
    PS – I also loved the 6 Ways to Be Mindful. Like you, my mind is more full than mindful!

    • Thanks Joce, you’re right, it’s hard not to be happy when you’re in the happiest place on earth! That post was a cracker wasn’t it!?

  • Luce

    This looks fun!

  • How exciting that you will soon be in my favourite place in the whole entire WORLD! Enjoy enjoy enjoy! You deserve every second of joy! xo