The Ultimate Rabbit Hole #117

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Hello there, bunny holers! How are you this fine Saturday morning? It’s an action packed weekend here. I’ve got some favourite friends coming to visit and we’re also celebrating Australian Mother’s Day, UK style. There will be cake and lots of it.

Anyhoo, here has been so much linky goodness around the interwebs of late and I can’t wait to share my favourite finds with you. Let’s hop to it, shall we?

Today is National Apple Pie Day! Why not celebrate with the Ultimate Homemade Apple PieIf you fancy something a bit different, maybe these Mini Apple Pies, Apple Pie Cookies or these Apple Pie Pancakes will tickle your fancy!

This week I’ve been hanging out with some of my most favourite friends. Living in different hemispheres, we’re lucky for us, our friendship does not depend on being together and this post about why long distance BFFs are actually the best  sums it all up rather nicely!

I married an IT person which proved to be very handy once I got me a blog! That said, as a teacher, I have to agree that people who marry teachers end up the happiest. 

My mum is really hot on saving water (excuse the pun) so I’m going to take a leaf out of her book and check out these 30 ways to save water at home because it’s good for my budget and good for the planet too. Win, win!

This time next weekend, I’ll be getting ready to fly home and I’m already feeling a bit antsy about the flight. I’ll have to check out these tips for nervous flyers. I’ll be returning to winter in Australia which let’s face it, temperature wise is about the same as UK spring. Check out these 15 coats for winter 2017  – I’ve got number 2 which is super light for travelling but super toasty to wear.

One of my things to do on my list of  101 things in 1001 days V2 is to read 101 books. I bought two away with me and have read only two pages but I hope to pick up my reading routine where I left off once I get home. If you’re wondering what to read next, check out these 13 books to put on your must read list.

I’m still fan girling all over The Minimalists and have attempted to minimise mum’s shed, garage and garden while I’m in situ. All this clearing out has made me ask mum, and myself, what would happen if you just let go?

I’m itching to go on a road trip and I’d love to retrace my steps way out west. Reading about a road trip to The Warrambungles brought back so many happy memories, plus best place name ever. Just think if I’d never gone to The Warrambungles, I would never have scored the recipe for Liz’s Sticky Date Pudding!

I find so many lovely links down the rabbit hole each week, I’m going to start to re-share some of my favourites because they’re just too good to miss! Last week, I loved Robyna’s tips on how to slow fashionErika’s recipe for Bacon Wrapped Mini Meatloaves and I enjoyed revisiting Alcatraz, the inescapable prison with Kat. I love seeing the world without having to leave the living room!

I’ve had so much fun dog-sharing my mum’s Yorkshire Terrier, Calvin AKA The Great Calvino. I think anyone who has had a pet will agree that the relationship between owners and pets is always a conditional one.

So what’s new in your world? Are you a fan of apple pie? What profession did you/would you marry? Have you got a winter coat? Do you reading too? Have you got a book recommendation to add to the list? Have you got a pet, and if so, what have you got?  Tell me all the things!

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 am not so into cooked fruit but apple pie is a sweet exception. I’m married to a banker and we are both managers. Not exactly the most exciting combination but certainly was handy when we bought a house when one of us worked at a bank and the other a law firm!

    • I love fruit any and every which way, but especially in a pie! Buying a property must have been a (relative) breeze with your strategically placed positions! Happy Weekend!

  • When you say that it’s National Apple Pie day, which nation are we talking about? Can I claim it here, because apple pie is pretty much my fave dessert ever in the history of the universe!
    Happy Australian Mother’s Day in the UK! Enjoy spoiling your mum 🙂

    • I actually think it’s America, which makes you perfectly located to indulge, but I think one should claim it wherever one is. I’ve actually got some friends here on Sunday so mum will feel like she has three daughters, and one son (the latter being the dog.) No grand plans as she’s still recovering but it will be lovely to be together.

  • Oh yum I actually had a little apple pie yesterday! haha! 🙂 Perfect timing!

    Good job on helping organise and declutter so much with your mum too – I really need to get better at that. Especially when it comes to my wardrobe!

    Have a lovely Mother’s Day weekend with your mum, and thanks for the link up!

    • Yes, rather than declutter my wardrobe, since I’ve been in the UK, I’ve only been adding to it! Hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day weekend x

  • LydiaCLee

    We are getting a dog – I wanted to wait until after the exams but apparently my opinion has been steamrolled and ignored. I’m not exactly thrilled as obviously I’m left to do all the work with the said dog….so off to read that link about dog owners…(and yes, I’m cranky today)

    • I saw your dog on the socials – so gorgeous! I will have to pick your brains re all things puppy when I get back! Enjoy being a new mum once more!

  • Dianne Childs

    I haven’t had anything remotely Apple Pie related in such a long time, thanks for reminding me they exist! Happy Weekend 🙂

    Di from Max The Unicorn

  • Decluttering and clearing is so satisfying… Once it’s done! I don’t know if it is easier or harder with someone else’s stuff though.

    • It is so satisfying, I think even moreso when you do it for someone else. I’m letting go like a boss these days. Have not been minimalist when it came to clothes shopping though! Oopsie!

  • That was a lovely catch up with you and I hope your remaining week with Mum and friends goes well. I have no advice for the return trip because I know you have done this before…and you will be OK. That article about teachers caught my eye and I had to read it! I was so stoked, I have copied the link to the post I did about Mr Duffy. I told my (teacher) husband about it too so we are “doubly blessed” right? Happy Not Mother’s Day where you are but celebrating your mum day tomorrow. Denyse xx

    • You totally are doubly blessed! Wasn’t it a great article?1 Mother’s Day was lovely, 2 of my favourite friends came to visit, so my mum got to celebrate with friends who are like family. Plus David sent me a card to give her, he’s a dead set legend! Hope you had a lovely time with the fam bam! xx

  • Oh what would happen if you let go?! Great question, great article. Thank you. I need to journal on this one I think! Happy weekend to you Sammy! X

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Will you be doing a post on life with Calvin? I bet you’ve been having a ball with him around 🙂

  • Oh dear , time is early up already!. i would definitely marry an it person in the next life.

    • I definitely married well! I probably wouldn’t be blogging at all, if I hadn’t married someone with such tech-spertise! Hope you had a delicious weekend!

  • jess

    Always wanted to go to Alcatraz! I read/watch anything I see about it 🙂 Hope you had a good weekend. x

  • I’m a big fan of minimalism! My partner and my Mum on the other hand….haha
    It’s always a balancing act at my place.

  • Oh I need that water saving post! Our bill keeps going up each month! I hope you’ve had a great week Sammie! 🙂