The Ultimate Rabbit Hole #107

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Hooray for the weekend and welcome to the Ultimate Rabbit Hole! How was your week? I hope it was a cracker. I’ve been sick and I’ve coughed and spluttered my way into the weekend. Thank heavens for Netflix and my auntie Sandra’s chicken soup – they don’t call it Jewish penicillin for nothing, you know! Anyhoo, without further ado, let’s hop on down the rabbit hole and see what we can find!

First things first, today is National Pound Cake Day. Pound cake is so named because it’s traditionally made with a pound of each of it’s four main ingredients, namely flour, butter, eggs, and sugar.  This Super Easy Twix Pound Cake has my name all over it, as does this Tiramisu Kahlua Pound Cake. For the cinnamon lovers, there’s this epic Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake and let me throw my Cinnamon Pound Cake into the mix (not literally.)   Just remember if life gives you lemons,  give this Lemon Sour Cream Pound Cake  a whirl. Because everyone knows cake makes everything better!

This year I’ve been trying to walk at least 10,000 steps a day. I was totes on track in January, slacked off a bit in February but am all set to march into March. These tips on how to walk 10,000 steps a day are going to come in very handy.

I wouldn’t say our place is necessarily tidy or clutter free but it’s definitely a lot less cluttered after playing the Minimalism Game for the month of February. I’m going to channel my inner minimalist with these 5 habits for a tidy and clutter free homeA girl can dream, can’t she? Of course decluttering is so much more than physical things. I loved this empty shelf principle because no matter how superhuman we are, we all need a bit of mental whitespace to stay sane.

Hop on over across the bunny hole to Jess and check out her 7 ways to practice self care this weekend with upgrades for every option. Because upgrades are always a good idea!

In a world where we spend so much time communicating electronically, it’s good to talk, especially to strangers, don’t you think? I’m hoping one day I’m going to inherit my mum’s stranger conversation skillz – here’s to fleeting intimacy and the amazing things that happen when you talk to strangers.

When it comes to the news, I take the ostrich approach and keep my head firmly planted in the sand. That’s why I was so interested to read these big-minded responses to Trump-ism. I can’t help but feel if only the big man was less big headed and more big-minded the world would be a much better place…

And let’s end our rabbit hole adventure on a happy note, did you hear that San Francisco has passed a law forcing all pet shops to only sell rescue dogs and cats? That’s just another reason to love San Fran!

So tell me, what’s  on your weekend agenda? Do you walk 10,000 steps a day? Is your home tidy and or clutter free? Are you good at talking to strangers? What’s your response to Trump-ism? Whatever you do this weekend, don’t forget to practice some self-care, ‘kay? You know you’re worth it!

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 and my awesome co-hosts. This week, you can link up here or bob on over and say hello to Paula at  The Geeky ShopaholicJess at Confident Life and Shari at Good Food WeekIt 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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  • I hope you’re feeling better soon! I’ve had that spluttering cough for a couple of weeks now and am finally feeling like a human again.
    The best news is National Pound Cake day. Mr M loves pound cake and now I have an excuse to bake it. This weekend is a great time because next week I will begin dragging him to the gym with me.So maybe I should also check out the 10,000 steps a day.
    Happy weekend!

    • At the start of the year, I did 10,000 steps every day and felt so much better for it. I must rediscover my groove. So pleased to hear you’re feeling better, I hope that my cough doesn’t linger as nearly as long, I don’t have time to be sick! Enjoy that pound cake! YUM!

  • Oh Sam I’m so sorry to hear that you have been sick, not a fun way to spend the week 🙁 I LOVE pound cake, but let’s face it, I love ALL cake!! I’m a fan of the spare shelf too and have a few of them (not as many as I would like) in a few of the cupboards around the house. It’s tempting to just dump stuff on it but I try really had to keep them clutter free. Have a good weekend lovely x

    • Being sick is no fun but it’s a great excuse to make chicken soup. I am in awe of your spare shelves. I want to be like you! Hope you have a delicious weekend!

  • Get well soon! Sickness becomes the norm with the arrival of autumn. X

    • This sickness is totally outstaying it’s welcome! I love Autumn, but not the sicky snotty part. Hope you have a fab weekend x

  • Hope you get better soon, sending you a bunch of virtual flowers to brighten up your day. Enjoy that penicillin too, there’s something about an aunties soup that just makes you feel better. Xx

    • Thanks for the virtual blooms, they made my day! After my surgery, my auntie sent me a container of soup mix so I could make myself chicken soup and I was so eager to open it, I pulled the lid off as soon as I got out of the post office. I didn’t realise it had already been opened by customs, and a big gust of wind came by and blew half of it away! LOL! Bon weekend xx

  • I hope you feel better soon – off to read that article about remaining mindful re Trump – I try to ignore the stories but there are SO many of them.

  • Happy weekend Sammie. Oh San Fran you rock. Why can’t other pet shops do that?

  • Great news about sanfransisco! Gonna check out that declutter link too, I could always do with less stuff.

    Thanks for the link up!

  • Fortunately the wet weekend is another reason to stay IN..netflx your way to health along with your yummy and healing soup from Aunty Sandra. You might not get your steps in but you will get your health back!

    • Chicken soup in my belly and Netflix on the box – it’s going to be a very cosy weekend. One thing is for sure, it’s definitely not stepping weather. Hope you are warm, dry and toasty this weekend x

  • LydiaCLee

    I doubt I normally walk 10,000 steps a day but I did walk 10kms this morning…so that’s a win

  • Dianne Childs

    Ugh I am sick too and so over it! Here’s hoping we both make an improvement over the weekend!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

  • jess

    Thanks for sharing my post! I’m definitely off to read more about Minimalism, I do wish my home was less cluttered.

    • Loved your post – spot on, as usual! I’m so getting into Minimalism, it’s so much more than having less, it’s about living more in line with our values. It just makes perfect sense! Happy Weekend!

  • The lemon sour cream pound cake sounds delicious! It’s definitely at the top of my bake list for this weekend!


  • Oh Sammie! Get better soon lovely one. So many great links to get lost in this weekend. Thank you. Chicken soup to be left bubbling in slow cooker overnight here. Hope it turns out as good as yours looks. Xx

    • Did you add your link? I can’t see it there! I bet your chicken soup will be ace – making it in the slow cooker is just genius! Here’s to a soup-er weekend xx

      • Haven’t added my link yet. Shall do later tonight 😉

  • Hope you start to feel better real soon lovely. Nothing better then a good chicken soup though when your feeling yuck. This is the first time I have linked up and am hoping to make it a regular thing. I hope to find some new blogs to read as well. Thanks for having me xx

    • Yay! It’s so fun to see you here. Hope you get lost in lots of lovely links. You’re totally right about the chicken soup, it really does make everything better. Hope you’re having a magic weekend x

  • merilyn

    aww! sorry you aren’t feeling well hun!
    sending you a big virtual hug and lots of that chicken soup!
    could add garlic, coriander, ginger, onion … bit like a pho soup! but chicken!
    a Vietnamese woman told me about this!
    hope you are feeling better soon and david is at your beck and call!!!:)X
    much love m:)X

  • Hope you’re feeling better by now, that chicken soup looks like good medication. And what is with mums and their ability to talk to strangers?!

    • What is with the mums and strangers thing? David’s mum is really good at it too. Does that mean I’m always going to suck at it because I’m not a mum? All the important questions… Plus made another vat of chicken soup today. So good!

  • Oh no! I was hoping you were going to say you escaped the sickness! Luckily chicken soup is a wonderful thing.. and well… Netflix.. Netflix can do no wrongs!

    • I don’t know how I would have gotten through the last week without Netflix and chicken soup. Today I gave in and went to the doctor for monster sized antibiotics. This flu has to leave the building!

  • Ultimate! Reading down those habits I am proud that I follow all of them. Did you said cakes, I am craving for cup-cake.You take care. I am setting up my Craft room and it helped me declutter the rest of the house as my craft supplies were spread over the house. I gave me peace.

    • Oh, a craft room! How wonderful! As for craving cake, I am always craving cake, especially when I’m sick, I like to feed my cold 🙂

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