The Ultimate Rabbit Hole #116

The Ultimate Rabbit Hole #44

Greetings from the mother country, What a difference a week makes… Mum is home and out of hospital, the sun is shining and Calvin the dog is in da house. All is well with the world, at least in my little corner of it.

Anyhoo, I realised this week that when my trusty co-pilots, Shari, Jess and Paula came on board to help us navigate our rabbit hole adventures in January, I never really introduced them. That’s totally my bad and something I plan to recitfy in this week’s sojourn down the rabbit hole because although I’m the longest serving bunny holer, when it comes to hosting the link up, it really is a team effort. So let me introduce you to Team Rabbit Hole!

Jess is a clinical psychologist and blogs at Confident Life. She writes about relationships, self esteem, strengths, careers, values, and mental health issues and shares posts that cover all these topics and lots more down the rabbit hole every Saturday. Some of my favourite Jess posts include 7 strategies optimistic people use,  6 ways to be mindful if you hate sitting still, (that is SO me) and 21 self care strategies for the mind, body and soul.

Paula blogs at The Geeky Shopaholic from the good old US of A where she writes about faith, feminism, blogging and pretty much everything in between. Her rabbit hole posts are jam packed with awesome and are a font of bloggy knowledge. Some of my favourite Paula posts include why small town people voted for Donald Trump, how to adult with your finances and My Reverse Bucket List.

You’ll find Shari over at Good Food Week where she blogs about food, motherhood, kids stuff and life in general. Not only is she a stay at home mum to three young (and very gorgeous) boys, she’s also building a new business with her hubby, Mr Perkins in Bondi. Hop on down the rabbit hole with Shari on a Saturday and you’ll find posts about parenting, food and pretty much everything in between. I love Shari’s recipes, some of my favourites include Ricotta, Lemon and Blueberry WafflesApple Fennel and Pork Sausage Rolls and she’s the queen of the sheet pan dinner… The Spicy Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner gets my vote.

If you’re new here, I’m Sam and I blog about food, travel and living on the bright side. My all time favourite posts are The friends in my computerMy emotional raincoat and of course, the Fantastic Fudge.

I think that’s what I love about Team Rabbit Hole, that the four of us are so diverse, we each bring something totally you-nique to the link up party. If you don’t believe me, go check out our links for yourself!

Talking of awesome links, there were some crackers linked up last week. Michelle’s little story about finances  inspired me to buy a book, Erika’s 40 days of yoga inspired me to try some yoga at home, and Tania inspired me in the kitchen with the promise of perfect pancakes every time. Yes, please!

Because I’m bending all the rules in this week’s rabbit hole adventure and I’m at my mum’s it seems only fitting that I end on a link my mum sent me about Darius the world’s biggest bunny. I’m not sure what tickled me most, the size of this enormo-bunny or the choice naming of pets – Darius is the dad and his son is called Jeff! The size of these guys has to be seen to be believed!

I hope you have fun hopping around the rabbit hole and have a very merry weekend. What’s on your weekend agenda? Pray, do tell!

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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  • Hope you’re having a great time at home and that your mum’s feeling better. Great to get intros to the other Rabbit Hole hosts as well! Have a great week!

    • When it comes to introducing my co hosts, I’m working on the premise, better late than never! Hope you’re having an ace weekend x

  • I heard about Darius!
    Love your bunny pic this week.

  • I am so happy things are looking good in your world. Loving going back and re-reading the other host’s posts.

  • Great to hear that your Mum is out of hospital and to read a bit more about your co-hosts too. Will have to have a look at Darius, my girls have been thinking up names for the dog we don’t yet have – Jeff was mentioned too but they also have a girl doll called Kevin so who knows what they will come up with when we eventually get the actual dog. Enjoy your time with you Mama & thanks for hosting xx

    • My friends have a lab called Jeff and it really suits him! I can’t wait to find out what name the girls choose. Have you found a dog you want yet? I’m going to call the dog I haven’t got, Max, so let’s hope it’s not a girl! Looks like you’re having a very swish weekend, you’re looking fabulous!

  • Glad things are going so well and your mum is out of hospital! 🙂

    Darius is so big and cute but looking at those pics make me sad after what happened to one of his sons 🙁 Poor bunny!

  • I second the vote for Shari’s spicy chicken sheet pan!!

  • Hey Sammie! I’m glad to hear your Mum is out of the hospital! And I was surprised by the favorites you picked from my blog! I never would’ve guessed! I’m gonna check out your favorites at Jess and Shari’s blogs too! And that perfect pancake post. Mine are always iffy. Hope you gave a great weekend!

  • jess

    I’m a very happy and blessed cohost! Thanks for having us 🙂 have a wonderful weekend Sammie, and so glad things are better for you. xx

  • Hi, that is great news about your mum. I have thinking about doing yoga myself so I will have a look at that post.

    • Yes, it’s great to have mum home. I can’t believe it’s only been a week, it seems like forever! Happy Weekend!

  • What a wonderful newsy update. So pleased about your mum’s homecoming too and how lovely you are there for her. it was great to read more about your great co-hosts! Keep having a great time and I am loving your pics from the Mother Country!! D xx

    • It’s great to have mum home but it’s hard because she wants to do all the things, even though she can’t. I’ve been resident handywoman and dog walker, although I much prefer the latter! I’m lucky to have such wonderful co-hosts who bring their own version of awesome to the link up!

  • Yay! So happy to hear that I inspired you to roll out the yoga mat 🙂 Thanks for sharing my post and thanks to you all for hosting this lovely weekend link up x

    • Well, I haven’t rolled the yoga mat out yet, but that’s because I’m away but I’m definitely going to give it a go when I get home! Thanks for linking up. I really enjoy reading your posts! x

  • So pleased that things are going well. Thanks for introducing the team. Jess was awarded my very first ‘worth casing blog’ award way back when she was Nerdy, Dirty & Flirty. Which reminds me, I should go back and delete that feature post now that the blog is no longer around.

    • No link up for me this week. As I hate to link and run. Which is pretty much all I have time for given I’m packing for Singapore and packing the house up to move when I return. Our 24th move. Give me strength.

      • Yes but before the move, there’s the holiyay! Enjoy! I know moving sucks, but it’s always worth it in the end! Thanks for dropping by – it’s lovely to see you, albeit virtually!

    • I loved Nerdy, Dirty, Flirty but Confident Life is also totally awesome! Can’t you keep the post? Perhaps it can be updated with Confident Life, I wonder how much has changed?

  • Dianne Childs

    Thanks for introducing the other Rabbit Hole hosts, it’sgreat to learn a bit about them. And I’m glad you’re Mum is OK!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

  • Good to hear it’s all OK in the UK! I love the idea of a rabbit named Jeff. I know of a dog called Trevor which makes me smile.

  • So good to read some good news for a change! Really glad your Mum is home and I enjoyed learning more about the other hosts. And – I’ve broken a long blogging drought, so I was just in time for the link-up!

    • So lovely to see you back down the rabbit hole! Have been following along on Insta (but not in a stalkery way) and loved your post – looks like you’ve been very busy!

  • It’s been a while since I linked up! It’s great to back. I miss reading blogs! Ultimate Rabbit Hole is one of my fave link parties – so many great bloggers! Look forward to ‘meeting’ your co-hosts. Glad your Mum is home and doing okay, Sam! Have a fab weekend.

    • It’s so lovely to see you back – I missed you! I know I host the link up so I’m a tad biased but it is full of awesome bloggers and some fabulous weekend reading! Hope you have an awesome weekend x

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    I’m so glad that this week sounds like a much better week for you and your mum!! 😀

  • I’m so happy to hear your Mum is out of hospital and the sun has come out of hiding.
    I managed to take my Mum to a yoga class yesterday morning (her first exercise class since her diagnosis in December) and she loved it! Then we spent the afternoon at RPA going from radiation to the oncologist to the dietician. She’s going well at the moment so the sun is out for us too atm 🙂

    • That’s great news your mum made it to yoga, it’s medicinal in it’s own way. Of course I jinxed the weather, it was only sunny for 1 day and it’s been absolutely arctic ever since!

  • Great minds think alike. So interesting to see which posts you enjoyed from my blog. The waffle recipes have been very popular!