The Ultimate Rabbit Hole #109

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Welcome to the weekend people! It’s been an action packed week and I for one am pleased to kick back and relax. How about you?

First things first. Today is National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day. I actually didn’t know what a lacy oatmeal cookie was but after consulting my good friend Google, I can tell you that it’s a thin, crispy but chewy cookie that’s delicious served with ice cream. How pretty are these Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies? I think if an oatmeal lace cookie and a florentine had a cookie baby, it would surely be this Oatmeal Lace Florentine Cookie but if you’re a cookie purist and want a plain and simple lacy oatmeal cookie, you’ll be needing this recipe . You’re welcome!

With so many of our friends and family living here, there and everywhere, we love to host both interstate and international visitors. In case you were wondering, this is what guests really notice in your home.

Talking of guests, we have one this weekend. Say hello to Mochi, who is undeniably our furriest and cutest guest to date.


Of course, hosting a hound is a little bit different to hosting a hooman, so I had to make sure the place was dog friendly for our furry friend. This Dog Friendly Home Infographic was super useful. I do like to dot my I’s and cross my T’s, don’t you?!

As an English teacher, I’m always a bit obsessed with my pronunciation albeit with my Cockney-Essex twang. That said, when I checked out these 23 foods you might be saying wrongI failed dismally but deliciously. How did you fare in the food pronunciation stakes? Oh, do tell!

Still on the subject of food (because it is my favourite subject after all,) start your day in the prettiest way with unicorn toast, yes, that’s totally a thing. I am sure that a day that starts with unicorn toast will be full of sparkles and rainbows.

In mum news, mum came out of hospital, yay! Then she fell down, broke her hip and is back in hospital. Boo!  Hopefully she’ll be right as rain soon because I have booked flights back to the UK to visit next month. I can’t wait to see her, Calvin the Dog and although my time to gallivant is going to be tight, I am going to touch base with some of my oldest friends. I think if I wrote a post for them, it would be something like this, Dear Best Friend, Even though life (and distance)  gets in the way, You’re still my person.  deleting 564 Facebook friends but saving 100 real life relationshipsWhile we’re on the subject of friends, making them and keeping them, this story of really got me thinking about the true meaning of friendship.

Still on the subject of that  special person, you know me and David met internet dating, right?! Gee, that was the best 30 pounds I ever spent, although in the olden days when we met, 30 quid was a small fortune! I like to think we were pioneers of internet dating, we did it before it was even cool. If you’re looking for love, here’s how to find  out  if you are ready for online dating.

Of course, going back to the mother country, there’s still the small matter of a 24 hour flight to deal with before I’m back on British terra firma. No matter how many times I make that journey, it never gets any easier but it might be more comfortable with these 10 soft pant options for travelling on an overseas flight.

When it comes to being productive, I am both a try-hard and a wannabe. I like to think that what I lack in results, I make up for in enthusiasm. However when it comes to distraction tactics, I have skillz! Clearly, I’m going to need one, some or all of these 5 apps to turn you (or me) into a productivity ninja!

And one last link for the road… Did you see Crufts winner Miami? Apparently the American Cocker Spaniel’s  hairstyle is causing much controversy and comparisons with the singer, Sia! For realz!

So tell me, have you ever heard of a Lacy Oatmeal Cookie? What do you notice when you go to someone’s home? What do you like to wear on an international flight? Do you have a special person in your life? If you do, how did you meet them? If you don’t, have you tried online dating and if not, would you give it a go? What’s happening in your world this weekend? I see walkies and puppy cuddles in my future. I cannot wait! Hope your weekend is full of wonderful!

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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  • ah-SIGH-ee? That’s how you say it? For the purposes of your mental picture, I am standing at my desk at work saying things like “pee-dae” and “Wuss-ta-sha”. Thank you.

  • Lucy @ Bake Play Smile

    Argh! Mochi is the CUTEST!!!!!!!

  • Unicorn toast?! I’m in!

  • Oh my goodness – Mochi is adorable! Enjoy your lovely house guest.

  • Cute doggy! I Pinned your Easter egg fudge too. It looks very decadent.

    • Mochi is just adorable! I’m pleased you pinned the fudge, it is decadent… But most of all, it’s delicious!

  • LydiaCLee

    There’s lot’s of foods I say wrong…I’m scared to look at that…

  • I’m glad your mum is on the mend and how exciting to go back and see her for a big hug. Speaking of hugs, give that adorable pooch one for me this weekend. We are going to be watching the water level this weekend it’s rating cats and dogs here. Have a good one lovely. Oh and by the way, yep, best 30 quid you ever spent meeting that keeper. X

    • Mochi is so adorable and has been on the receiving end of lots of hugs. Hope you guys stay warm and dry, it’s been raining kangaroos and koalas here too! Happy weekend xx

  • merilyn

    thankyou sammie as always full of interesting bits of this and that!
    love those oatmeal cookies! not that I want to!
    so sorry to hear about your mum’s fall! … we get more fragile in our 60’s let me tell you!:((
    live life to the full while you can! … she will be happy to see your gorgeous smiling face hun!
    best money spent on meeting david!
    oh and how sweet is mocha!
    enjoy your weekend! much love m:)X

    • Mochi is divine and has been the perfect house guest! Mum is in her seventies and although she’s tough as old boots on the inside, she’s definitely a tad more fragile on the outside (even though I bet she wouldn’t admit it!) That cash I splashed on internet dating was definitely money well spent! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend xx

  • Oh my goodness that is not great news about your Mum..but I am sure she will be as ‘right as rain’ when you pop through the door to visit her for a while. As for rain…we are OVER it, right? Hope the weekend isn’t too bad for you even though the outdoors is probably out of bounds.

    • Mum is out of surgery and fingers crossed will make a fast recovery. And yes, totally over that rain! Lucky for us, Mochi loves sleeping and Netflix so our house guest is having the perfect weekend x

  • jess

    Oh how brutal are those long haul flights! Comfortable clothes, noise cancelling headphones, and moisturiser are all essential!

    • This will be my first long haul flight with noise cancelling headphones. I think it will be a game changer! Bon Weekend!

  • Oh poor Mum! I’m sure seeing her daughter will be the best medicine for her!

    Also I feel like an idiot saying “chorizo” properly at the service deli but since I know it’s right, I can’t not do it, even if I want to punch my own face.

    • Oh, please don’t punch your own face. No one needs to punish oneself for their pronunciation (or anything else for that matter.) Besides, chorizo is yum which ever way you say it! Have an ace weekend! x

  • Oh Moki is cute! 🙂 How is it going with your furry house guest? 🙂 Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, and thanks for the link up!

  • Luce mills

    I just love reading the Ultimate Rabbbit Hole it is always so interesting and you fit in so much in one week, you are so fortunate having David he is a gem ….. I know you have had the best ever weekend with Mochi she is adorable …. hate to be around when you have to give her back !,!
    I know your mum will be counting the days …. I know what it is like visiting family in England you must be positive about the 24 hour trip and you will be there before you know it
    Your enthusiasm always gives me a spark to my life ………

  • Great links as always, Sammie. Hope that you have a wonderful weekend and that we can catch up soon xox

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Thank you again for looking after Mochi for us. We feel like she is in very good hands especially with the regular updates from you! 😀

  • She’s not the only one! Happy Weekend!

  • That “what guests really notice” article is so interesting – and so so true!

    Enjoy your weekend with Mochi! Maybe she will convince David that you guys need a pooch! 😛

  • I have tried online dating. It didn’t work out for me though. I met my hubby at work! lol And Mochi is adorable! 🙂

    • As my mum would say, online dating isn’t for everyone “it’s horses for courses!” I worked with a load of older ladies and as lovely as they were, there wasn’t a suitor in the staff room! Mochi was the perfect house guest!

  • So many links so little time. i think i’ll read the comfy pants one. Oh Mochi is so cute.

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