The Ultimate Rabbit Hole #88

The Ultimate Rabbit Hole #37

Hello and welcome to the weekend! How’s things on Planet You? This week has flown by so fast, it’s like I just blinked and I missed it!

Well, I have good news for you, tomorrow is National Dessert Day! Why not celebrate with one of these 50 Best Dessert Recipes Of All Time. I think they must have missed this Baked Cheesecake off the list, it’s certainly the best dessert recipe of all time, in this house at least!

I’m a big fan of fresh flowers but I can’t arrange them for toffee. I totally need these tips on how to create a bouquet of fresh flowers.

We humans are funny beings, aren’t we? Sometimes we are so mean, and the people we are often meanest to are ourselves. Why not try one of these 10 ways to be kinder to yourselfGo on, you know you’re worth it!

Talking of being kind to yourself, I love these 12 ways to get fit without even noticingHooray for incidental exercise!

A post about how to be positive when the world is negative  always seems to be timely these days. Number 15 is my all time favourite. What’s yours?

Do you know when I was little my mum sent me to elocution lessons and told me it was drama! It was money unwisely spent because I still have my drop my h’s and my t’s and I still pronounce almost all of these brand names wrong! No wonder the Americans couldn’t understand me!

My name’s Sam and I’m addicted to cookbooks. Due to a lack of space and a desire not to appear on my own episode of Hoarders, I’ve had to put a cap on my collection but I’m in awe of the woman who has 4000 cookbooks and can’t stop buying and writing more!

We stayed in some super stylish Airbnbs while we were away and certainly picked up a styling tip or two from our hosts. Here are more decor ideas to steal from some dreamy Airbnbs and more places to add to the never ending “Places I Want To Go” list!

Since I came back from holidays AKA Pooch Fest,  I’m more obsessed with dogs than ever! How is that even possible?! I would love to adopt a senior dog, I think they have so much to offer. Check out these four old adopted dogs who are totally teaching their owner new tricks!

Anyway that’s it from me, this weekend I’m celebrating my cancerversary – yes, that’s totally a thing.

So tell me, what’s your all-time favourite dessert? Can you faff with flowers? Do you collect cookbooks (or anything else for that matter?) Have you got an “eye” for decor and design? Whatever you’re doing this weekend, I hope you find some time to be kind to yourself!

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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  • Yay for being kind to ourselves. Although I may have been the kind of kind last night that leaves an unkind feeling in the morning. Drinks and dinner with the school mums.

    • Ah yes, I went to hubby’s “open drinks” at work. I wonder when I’ll learn that when it comes to a free bar, less is definitely more! Hope you had a great night!

  • Off to read some of your listed posts now! 4000 cookbooks! I used to think I had a lot before I decluttered them but I had no where near this many!

  • Lucy @ Bake Play Smile

    4000 cookbooks!!!!!!! No way!!!! Where on earth would they all go!!???

  • Oh I’m definitely going to be celebrating with some dessert tomorrow – what a fun day, national dessert day! Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you’re having a fantastic week 🙂

  • Hi Sammie, your holidays looked fantastic. i am looking forward to having a look at those air BnBs this afternoon when I have time. Congratulations on you cancerversary !

    • Oh our trip was amazing but it seems so long ago now. I’m at the stage where I think I need another holiday! A word of warning, those Airbnbs are going to make your feet so itchy! Every day I wake up is a reason to celebrate but I like putting on some party pants the day the cancerversary comes around! Have an ace weekend x

  • I love those air bnb’s, my faves are the California wilds and that place in Bangalow. Some awesome spaces there, we were thinking about putting our place on air BnB. The jury is still out on that one though. Have a wonderful weekend, I’ll be eating cake for you tomorrow xxx

    • Wah! Surely you don’t mean put your place on Airbnb full time? Do you mean just if you go away? if you did, it would surely end up in a round up like that. It’s so fabulous. Here’s to cake, and lots of it! xx

  • I have not stayed in a Airbnb yet but I must give it a try!

  • Happy cancerversary! I am still undergoing treatment for mine. I long for the end.
    Desserts Day – yay! Will start browsing my extensive cook book collection…

    • I was so lucky with my treatment, but then again, five years on, I think I’ve blotted a lot of it out of my memory! There will be an end to treatment, and you know what, it will be worth it. So hang in there. In the meantime, keep calm and bake a cake! x

  • merilyn

    thankyou sammie! always finger on the pulse and delivering the goodies! X
    I am a bit of a collector of cook books, bags, shoes, flotsam and jetsom from the beach etc! … the latter for artsake!!! excuse to be a bower bird and recycle stuff! … it excites my creativity!
    be especially kind to yourself on your cancerversary lovely!
    enjoy! much love m:)X

    • Oh, I’d love to curl up on the sofa and see what’s in your cookbook collections, never mind about your shoe collection! Can you give Ms Marcos a run for her money in the shoe department?! I try to be grateful every day but a cancerversary is a great day to get my gratitude on…And eat cake! Have a beautiful weekend x

  • jess

    I’ve been getting more into flower arranging lately. I love buying big bunches and spreading them in vases all around the house. More bang for your buck!

  • Oh I love incidental exercise! My favourite kind. Lot’s of reading to get through this week. xxx

  • Nobody could understand us at first in America either – and then thought we were English because of our posh South Australian accents. We ended up faking American ones when we were in a hurry just to be understood!

  • Happy cancerversary! I’m just hanging around checking out all the links and waiting for a little person to great us with their presence {as I may have over done it this morning heading to the farmers markets, changing all the bed linen and completing two loads of washing}.

  • How funny that your Mum sent you to elocution lessons as a child but told you they were drama classes! That is hilarious!

    We definitely picked up some styling tips for the AIrbnbs we stayed at too! So many times I’d say “oh, we really need this in our house” to Jesse and he’d be like “okay whatever” 😛

    Happy Cancerversary! That is definitely something to celebrate!

    • My mum was a bit cheeky! I didn’t work it out until I was in my teens and stumbled upon some of my old “drama” certificates! The joke is on mum though because I still sound as cockney as ever!

      We’re the same with the Airbnbs we stayed in – they were so tasteful!

      Every day is cause for a celebration but none more so than a cancerversary!

  • Happy cancerversary Sammie – I hope you celebrate in style! Have a lovely weekend. After a cray two weeks of school holidays, I’m liking the sound of being kind to myself 🙂 xx

  • Incidental exercise! I like the sound of that! Hope you’re having a great week Sammie! 🙂

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Thanks for another great list! Haha I’m going to check on that brand names link too. I used to know people that would always pronounce designer names incorrectly. I didn’t know whether it was rude to correct them or not!

    • It’s a fine line between correcting someone and not, isn’t it?! That said, I’m always correcting David on his pronunciation! LOL!

  • Cancerversary…You go Sammie! We in India are gearing up for Diwali and decorating our Homes. You can call it our Dessert day. 🙂

  • I just went through all those names and say 75% wrong too. I don’t think I can change how I say IKEA or the way I shop their either. 😉