Sunday, 13 January 2013

I'm getting my groove back.New post..............

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Aloha petals,

New post over at


Sunday, 30 September 2012

New update over at the new blog..................


Tuesday, 14 August 2012

New blog for a new life............

Hello petals,

Well,after much deliberation,I've decided that I need a new home in cyberspace.

So I present to you a shiny new blog...............

Ms Frangipani Presents

Hope to see you over there.....


Saturday, 16 June 2012

Coming a full 360...........

Hello Gorgeous Ones,

I miss you all!!!!!!!!!!! I miss blogging! I'm snatching some time at my parents being totally anti-social to bring you a loong overdue blog post.

My life at the mo is divided into two halves - pre wedding and post wedding.

Pre wedding is stress,nerves,being scared in a totally good way,budgeting,money,money,money! etc.

Post wedding is finally getting Internet sorted and an Ipad - I've been converted and settling into married life! EEK!

I never ever thought of myself as the marrying type,I'm still a little unsure about the whole white dress and fancy schmancy do,but it's all done and booked now.And besides,Mama Frangipani would never speak to me again if I did things totally MY way.

However,it's still going to be a very Scottish,very me......uh,I mean US ceremony.Very chaotic,DIY,kitsch and mismatched.That's all I'll say for the moment as I promise I will spam you with pics :D

As for this blog......well wow,it has totally come full circle.I am finally at the point where I am comfortable in my own skin and totally rocking it with fashion.

I mean,I've never been your typical fat chick hiding in black clothes,but now I am wearing things I would have shied away from as a fat chick.And it feels fucking good to not hate my body anymore!!!!!!

I don't know if it's moving back to Australia,being in my 30's,getting married,staying away from fashion magazines,finally  having a job I actually really enjoy or what,but I have never felt happier with myself and mentally healthier.

I am sticking 2 fingers up to society and wearing purple skinny jeans with leopard print jumpers.Gorgeously kitschy,tropical and bright 50's dresses.Snakeskin print leggings channelling my inner 80's cock rocker.Haha! I've gone back to red hair and red lips.

Don't get me wrong,I know I have to lose some weight for my health,but I am LOVING my body at every stage.I am walking at 5am because I enjoy it and it makes me feel pumped for the day,not because I ate 3 Tim Tams the night before.I am doing Zumba twice a week because I have so much damn fun,not because it will burn X amount of calories.I go by myself because I no longer feel self conscious as the token fat chick at an exercise class.I now dress for my body NOW as opposed to buying stuff  5 sizes too small for when I eventually will fit into it

I am balancing food portions and the right types of things to eat,but I am also having cake and carbs and chocolate when I want - just not the whole block!

I am focusing more on being healthy and not on the scale and what society deems acceptable for me.

I am comfortable with the word FAT.No more curvy,voluptuous,buxom etc. etc. I am FAT and fucking fabulous!!!!! My fatness does not impede on my worth as a human being or my attractiveness.I am just as beautiful as anyone out there,and if and when I do lose weight I will still be beautiful.

Being unapologetically fab ;P

Leopard print pants!!!

You make think I'm deluded,you may think I'm an ugly fattie,but do you know what? I don't care what people think anymore.I feel sooooooo much better within myself now that my life isn't ruled by weight loss,a roller coastering self esteem and being too shy to get up and dance in case people laugh at the fat girl.

I do hope all of you will stick with this blog as it will progress more to fashion,OOTD,Make up etc. as well as more recipes - healthy and decadent, and general life in Australia.

But there will still be the health and weight loss updates,it's just that this blog is not going to be ruled by it anymore :D xoxoxox

Monday, 21 May 2012

Hey guys,

I know,I know.I've been a totally shite blogger but there's just soooooo much happening and we have no internet yet.I'm working 6 days a week as the Scotsman's quest for work has been a little slow.

Things are falling into place or us,albeit a lot slower than we thought.But the main thing is we are in Sydney,we have each other,our own little place and we are getting married in 10 weeks! EEK!

I seriously miss blogging and venting to all of you and to hear how you are all doing.

Oh,and I've been walking at 5am,5 days a week and doing Zumba without gving anyone an accidental black eye! haha! There is even a girl far more un-coordinated than ME!

Anyways,I am still around and itching to blog,but alas it will have to wait.I'm on twitter @msfrangipani if anyone wants to keep up with my incessant rambles.

Miss you all.xoxoxox

Monday, 27 February 2012

This will blow your mind......or maybe just mine....and Timmo Young's.

Those of you not acquainted with the Aussie delight that is the Tim Tam, let me enlighten you and blow your freaking mind!
Those in the UK,during my near 7.5 years in the UK,I was told that the 'Penguin' was a very close substitute.It is not.It is like drinking Passion Pop after being introduced to the delights of Champagne.Having stewing steak after trying Wagyu beef......I've actually never tried Wagyu beef yet,but I'm told it's a comparison.

The Tim Tam has cult status in Australia.It may sound simple.2 choc biccies,think like a bourbon cream cookie component.BTW why are they called Bourbon creams? I sense no alcomohol? Anyways,2 of those cookies sandwiched with a chocolate cream and then dipped in chocolate.
Simple yeah? Au contraire.These little delights are simply O-gasmic.Even better when you do a TIm Tam slam,where the opposing corners are bitten off and coffee or hot chocolate are sucked through leaving a gooey,chocolatey,heavenly mess.
When I left Sydney we were getting our minds around the DOUBLE COATED TIM TAM.It came out apparently,due to consumers requests for thicker chocolate for a Tim Tam slam.
Then,I went to the supermarket for some a bits and bobs and what I saw!!!!!


Excuse the poor picture quality.Felt deranged enough taking photos on my phone,let alone a proper camera.
We have normal,double coated,double coated chewy caramel,normal chewy caramel,dark choc,dark choc mint,black forest,honeycomb and I saw creme brulee somewhere.
Sadly,it's been too bloody warm for a Tim Tam slam.