The Ultimate Rabbit Hole #108

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Hello there and welcome to the weekend! We made it! I’ve been laying low while I’ve been in bug busting mode, but I ended the week doing all the fun stuff – serving lunch at the Asylum Seeker’s Resource Centre and a night with Adele! So much awesome!

I think we could all do with taking a leaf out of Adele’s book – these 5 life lessons from Adele are pure gold. Still on the subject of awesome women and life lessons, here are five important life lessons from Lisa. Talking of women of awesome, I’m desperate to resurrect the She’s So Inspiring series this year. It’s been way too long in between wom-inspiration. If you know someone who you would love to see in the series, please drop me an email.

While we’re on the subject of being inspired, have you heard of #sunsetsforkate? This beautiful post gave me goosebumps and something in my eye and was one of my favourite reads of the week.

There’s so much to celebrate in March. For a start I know so many awesome people with a birthday in March (and I count the end of February Pisceans in that group too – you know who you are!) then there’s International Women’s Day,  St Patrick’s Day and did you know it’s also National Noodle Month? I’m nuts about noodles, if you are too, you’ll want to check out Not Quite Nigella’s mum’s recipe for Singapore NoodlesFat Mum Slim’s Vietnamese Chicken Noodles and for something completely different, my Chicken Meatball and Noodle Stir Fry. If all that is not enough to tickle your fancy, knock yourself out with these 15 Quick and Delicious Noodle Bowls.

There was just so much goodness around the interwebs this week, it’s hard to know where to start. How about self care? I think that’s always a good place to start… You know what they say about fitting your own oxygen mask first and all that. I love this  list of self care for mums, (which of course is totally applicable to non mums too) because it’s just so achievable. I’m not sure about the dancing though and if you’d ever seen me dance, you’d know why! Jess takes things one step together with a fully comprehensive list of self care for the mind, body and soul. I’m going to have a lot of fun working my way through it.

Sleep is top of my self-care-things-to-do list right now. I know it’s about quality not quantity so I’m going to try some of these tips to get better sleep (and need less of it every night.) 

Despite the fact that my mum hasn’t had a baby in the house for almost 50 years, she’s always telling me how useful baby wipes are around the house. I reckon there’s some things on this list of 15 ways to use baby wipes around the house that even mum hasn’t thought of! In other news, mum is out of hospital. YAY!

Talking of mum, it’s Mother’s Day in the UK this weekend which causes me, David and our mums no end of confusion. Sometimes we send a card on the UK date (if we can remember and/or find a card,) sometimes we send on the a card on the Aussie date and once I think we even sent both! To celebrate, chefs and bloggers reveal the best recipes they’ve inherited from their mums. As it’s Mother’s Day, I have to add Nana’s Best Ever Bread Pudding into the mix. It’s legendary I tell you!

I can’t believe this time last month, love was in the air and we were in Melbourne celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary. Time really does fly by when you’re having fun. It’s no secret that I love love so of course, I love these 5 ways to celebrate your anniversary without it feeling fake. 

Before I go, let me leave you with these 10+ animals that look like they’re about to drop the hottest albums of the year. BEST! The Fallout Boys and/or the Squirrels get my vote. Who gets yours?

I’m enjoying the post-flu glow this weekend, how about you? Do lots of your friends have birthdays in the same month too? What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to? Have you got a life lesson to share? What will you do to care for yourself this year? Are you nuts about noodles too? Have you got a recipe that’s been handed down in your family? If you have a favourite, please do tell. Hope your weekend is full of fabulous!

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 just read the #sunsetsforkate post and I have the same goosebumps. It’s sad but also gives you a way to feel like you’re helping, which is nice.
    Very glad to hear that your Mum is out of hospital now 🙂

    • Wasn’t that post magic? I’m taking sunset pics like a ninja now. And yes, such good news about mum. Just booked flights to go home and see her after Easter, can’t wait!

  • Glad your mum is out of hospital.
    Noodles are my favourite!!
    How was Adele??
    How did you start doing lunches at the asylum seeker centre?

    • Such good news about mum – she’s so pleased to be home! Adele was amazing – I love her banter as much as her music. I started doing lunches as part of a bigger group but I got some friends together and now we have a regular monthly gig. Preparing a home cooked meal seems like such a small gesture, but it feels good to give something back x

  • LydiaCLee

    Off to read about the anniversary ideas – to not feel fake. We went sailing (lovely) and then went to dinner but I mixed up the time and was 30 mins late…virtually impossible with all the messages the restaurant sent, and yet I still did it – due to kids logistics….

  • Thank you for another weekend linkup to enjoy. 😀

  • I’d love to see your She’s So Inspiring series again. I have a friend who, after going through around 11 years of IVF finally got her son, then another few rounds fell pregnant again, only to have her first son get leukemia at the age of 3. She gave birth to the second baby in Melbourne while her first son was going through his 5th round of chemo. Combine that with living on a diary farm and the challenges that already go with that and you have an incredible woman who managed to pull through it all.

  • Good to hear that you’re feeling better! May is the month of birthday love in my world 🙂 Happy weekend!

    • It’s so nice to be not snotty! I guess you’re gearing up for the upcoming birthday festivals – in the meantime, hope you’re enjoying a lovely weekend x

  • Oh Adele was wonderful! Hope that you had the best time ever. Glad you are feeling on the up.

    • I did have the best time – fan girling on Adele so much! What did you wear to the concert in the end? Did I miss your outfit?! Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

  • Oh, I’m glad you are over the bug, my friends went to Adele and said she was awesome. I just read Lisa’s post and I love the life lesson, you are not a tree, that’s gold and so true. The recipe I have handed down is… curried tuna, as kids we used to have that every Friday night, it’s one of my favourite comfort meals and always reminds me of home. Have a fab weekend and happy Mother’s Day to your mums X

  • Glad you’re feeling better – the concert sounds like a wonderful way to end the week! 🙂

    Self care is so important too, even more when you’ve been unwell. Thanks for the linkup.

    • Seeing Adele really was a wonderful way to end the week and feeling well enough to go was definitely a bonus. Hope you’re having a lovely weekend x

  • I’m glad you are on the mend, no fun being sick. Adele!! How amazing is she? I wish I’d been organised enough to get tickets I love her!! Hope you have a great week xx

  • I hope you enjoyed the concert last night. So many people from the world of blogging and Fb were there. Do you and David get the flu vaccination each year? We do and have since forever. When you are out and about with many people it’s a good plan. Take care, and enjoy the cooler Autumn weather. I am!

    • The concert was so awesome. Worth the public transport palava and the super late night! We’ve never had the flu jab, but then again, I’ve never had the flu… Until now! It’s been Goldilocks weather this weekend, not too hot, not too cold, just right! I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend x

  • Dianne Childs

    Love the animals post. So cute! Glad you are better. I got better from my cold then got gastro on Thursday night and spent 1 1/2 days vomitting. You gotta laugh or you’ll (I’ll) cry at this point!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

  • savan ah

    Been trying Instagram. As if I need more temptations! Please get me off this couch and down to vote! It’s queueupandvoteday in Perth. I care. Really I do. But ….

    • I love Instagram – it’s my favourite social media by far! Hope you had fun at the polls and that the weekend is full of fun!

      • savan ah

        Yay! My guys got in!

  • Glad you’re over the bug – our two eldest boys have something that just doesn;t seem to want to go away. And I am breast feeding the littlest like crazy in the hopes that it will keep him from catching anything.

    • I had to resort to antibiotics but without them, that bug was not going anyway. Hope you have a great weekend and that everyone feels better soon!

  • Glad you’re feeling better and your mum is out of hospital. Loads to feel good about this weekend!

    The best concert I’ve ever been to – that is so hard to choose! But I think I’d have to say it was Half Moon Run. We saw them this January and they blew my mind.

    • I’d never heard of Half Moon Run so I just gave them a good Google! Hope this weekend gives you loads of reasons to smile too 🙂

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    I can’t wait to hear more about how Adele was Sammie! I wish I had gone, everyone absolutely loved the show from what I heard! And thank you for the lovely shoutout (and thanks from my mum too).

    • It was so fabulous. I’m not usually a fan of stadium gigs but Adele made it feels so intimate! I must try your mum’s noodles, they look delicious!

  • merilyn

    thankyou sammie!
    always lots to peruse!
    glad you are feeling better hun! … and that your mum is out of hospital!
    hopefully she can sit in the sun a bit! is it shining there???
    adele is the best female advocate! I love her ways! so honest and down to earth!
    have you seen the james corden carpool karaoke series!
    I especially loved the one with adele! … soo good!
    enjoy a restful weekend lovely!
    much love m:)X

    • It’s such good news that mum is out. It’s still a bit nippy on her side of the pond but she’s hoping to get out to the park this weekend. Fingers crossed! Isn’t Adele gorgeous! I’m with you, that carpool karaoke is the best! Hope you’re having a magic weekend xx

  • Hope you enjoyed Adele…I love live concerts but must admit, I’m more the rock chick kind of person than an Adele kind of person. 🙂 I have a concert on the 24th of this month to watch Birds of Tokyo so I’m excited about that. Hope you have a good week ahead!

    • I’m a bit of a rock chick too, but it’s almost impossible not to fall in love with Adele, she’s got a heart of gold and her voice is just ah-mazing! Enjoy Birds of Tokyo, but in the meantime, hope you’re having a lovely weekend x

  • jess

    Thanks for sharing my self care post! I had the biggest laugh at that animal album covers link, thanks for the Sunday morning giggle!

  • National noodle month? Yummo!

    I need to try a gluten free version of your Nanna’s bread pudding! Pure comfort food!

  • I am all about baby wipes and will never now be without them, even though my daughter is well out of nappies! Speaking of, she is another awesome March birthday, along with my Mum, who’s birthday falls on IWD. It’s great to see this day getting bigger every year. The radio at work played exclusively ladieez all day! And I love the pigeons in the album covers thing – they look like the Beastie Boys.

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