Fanny Out East

Hi Fanny Fans,

Fanny’s got a very special travel post for you today. She’s been travelling around Thailand and Vietnam with Dick!

Wow, did Fanny need a holiday or what?! By the time Christmas came around, Fanny felt like a mess! She’d even come down with some sort of rash – probably stress related.

Dick wasn’t too healthy either, he’d just come home and flop on the bed, unable to get up or anything.

So we were delighted to get a long-haul flight to the place that would start our adventure…

Bangkok, Thailand

The first thing we did was take a tuktuk around the city. Wow, what a way to travel. Fanny got on the little motorised contraption and enjoyed the ride!

I couldn’t help but be amused by this photo though, do you think the driver knew what it looked like? Some people can be so blissfully unaware how innocent things can look very different!
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Fanny also had one of those famous Thai massages! Wow, the masseur certainly went for it, he had me in every position imaginable and really pounded on Fanny until she thought she would burst! It was just the ticket, and Fanny felt nice and loosened up.

Amazingly, a local seemed to know who I was! I think he must read my blog. Because I was walking along the street when someone shouted:

“Fanny! Ping Pong!”

This kind person, who I didn’t recognise at all, was inviting me to play a spot of table tennis with him and gesturing into a nearby bar. It must have been like Bounce in Shoreditch.

Dick was quite keen to go in, but I reminded him we needed to get to the airport.

Because, yes, our time here was done. Overall I was very pleased Fanny finally did Bangkok after all those years of dreaming of it!

Hanoi, Vietnam.

Wow! What a city! The noise and the hustle and bustle hit you as soon as you arrive. Fanny was gushing at the very sight of it and Dick certainly stood up and took notice!

First things first, we had to withdraw plenty of the local currency. Suddenly Fanny had a lot of Vietnamese Dong on her hands and she couldn’t wait to put them to good use!

Their amazing street markets were a highlight, especially at night. Dick and I had to get rather good at haggling with the local traders, as everyone wanted to rip Fanny off, but Fanny kept her Dong close to her chest.

The street food was absolutely fantastic. You’d just go to the side of the road and there’d be a willing seller to dish out a wonderful tasting snack.

I particularly enjoyed their pate baguettes they sold – Banh Mi. Fanny will certainly be going into Vietnamese restaurants in London and demanding “Banh Mi, now!” in future.

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Lastly, look at this picture Dick took in the men’s toilets in Hanoi! That’s what they think women think about there – actually quite misogynistic and very dismissive. I was outraged and said to my dear boyfriend that for me it would have only one thought bubble and it would just say “Dick.” I’m always thinking of him.

Anyway, perhaps I’d been a little bit hard with Dick (and he certainly was firm in reply) but maybe that’s because we needed to do less travelling and more relaxing. So we set off for…

Phu Quoc, Vietnam
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Next we went for a relaxing stay at a beach resort on the island of Phu Quoc.

After plenty of walking around in Hanoi, I was glad to enjoy a palm moving rhythmically over Fanny in the breeze as I relaxed and soaked in the rays.

Dick was floppy no more, he was taking a dip every half an hour, he has wonderful technique with the breaststroke I must say. If ever either of us got too dry in the sun we’d soon get nice and wet again!

We obviously applied a lot of cream too – for any young girls reading, Fanny always rubs plenty of cream into herself.

The one downside about the beach was the mosquitoes – it seems all of those little guys in Vietnam wanted to have  a nibble on Fanny!

It was time for Fanny to be on the move again, this time to…

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Next we stopped off at Ho Chi Minh city. I don’t know much about the former leader of Vietnam, but Ho seemed someone I could get into bed with, as his city is wonderful!

Again, the food was fantastic here and Fanny was hungrily stuffing as much into her as possible.

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Including this: Fanny Ice Cream!

Well Fanny was quite tickled by that, but Dick was loving the product. He couldn’t to wait to try out Fanny’s wares and was enthusiastically licking it all up.

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We also stopped in here for coffee and I can thoroughly recommend it. In fact, if anyone asks Fanny or Dick for something to rejuvenate them while in the area, we will definitely say “Phuc Long.”

Before we knew it, our time was over and we returned to…

London, England.

Yes, sadly Dick and I are back home again. Fanny is just another rat in the race again and Dick is back to the daily grind.

Thanks for reading everyone, more news soon!

Love from Fanny xx

Are two Fannys better than one?

Hi Fanny Fans!

I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news today.  You might remember last time I reported a possible blogger collaboration?

Well, that’s not going to happen. Let me explain.

Last week I was so excited to find out that there was a lot more than just one Fanny on the internet! I came across this Fanny:

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Fanny The Foodie! Perfect. She’s from Switzerland, so I thought we could bond over being outside the EU as well as sharing a name.

Looking at her profile, I couldn’t believe how many languages she spoke. Fanny only has one tongue I’m afraid but she clearly can take a few!

So I thought I’d get in touch about a possible collab:

No reply. Fair enough, I’m sure at her age Fanny is very busy .So I followed up to check:

Still no reply. Wow. So it seems Swiss Fanny isn’t interested in rubbing shoulders with English Fanny! It’s a shame, because I feel with global turmoil heating up, Fannys need to stick together.

I had such high hopes for us working together, we could have helped each other, I could have been the wind beneath Fannys wings so to speak.

I can’t deny the whole experience has left a sour taste in Fanny’s mouth, but what can I do? I suppose I just have to suck it up.

Have you ever been blanked by someone? Should Fanny get pissy with her or just loosen up?

Love from Fanny xx

Fanny’s 2016 Round-Up

Hi Fanny Fans!

Yes, I know, it’s been a long time ago since Fanny’s last post.

So let me just give you the low-down about what’s been happening in 2016 – what a year!

January to March

So me and Dick started dating in February. From the very first moment we met in that chicken shop, we just seemed to fit. We’ve been inseparable since.

At first, I have to say I didn’t want to tell any of my friends (apart from you Fanny fans!) about Dick. I suppose I didn’t want to jinx things. But, sure enough, Fanny’s lips weren’t sealed for long and soon everyone was sharing in my love!

The amazing thing is how many friends have said “Dick and Fanny – you just make such a brilliant pairing,” that’s touched Fanny so much.

April to June

My highlight of Spring and early Summer was definitely our trip to the New Forest! Our first trip away together as a couple, Dick couldn’t wait to take me in the wild bushy nether regions and I must say it didn’t disappoint!

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Dick and I couldn’t come to the New Forest without enjoying a banger or too!

We hired bikes and cycled around the pretty little villages. It’s actually a little outside the main area, but Ringwood is a particular favourite.

Dick was riding hard and fast, so I was exhausted and saddle sore by the end of the trip.

There was also the small matter of the EU referendum! I didn’t vote but I was actually quite pleased we are getting Brexit.

A word of advice for Theresa May though – go for a hard one! A soft one will only lead to disappointment.

July to September

I’ll remember my summer for another trip to Denmark! You may remember I went a few years ago, well Fanny came again!
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She learned all about the Vikings – with their big shiny helmets and skilled swordsmanship.

Fanny was delighted when Dick bought her a present though – see left!

It’s so fun to drink from this big horn and I think Dick had a new found respect for me when I drank it all down in one go.

October to December

Well the year’s not over just yet, but I can hardly believe it’s gone so fast. I remember chuckling when Dick said “Winter is coming” in that voice he does (he’s mad!) but sure enough it’s come all over us before we know it!

One amazing thing was Trump winning the election in America! He likes the attention doesn’t he? He certainly grabbed Fanny’s more than once and I think he’ll continue to do that whenever he likes!

A highlight, which I suppIMG_20161120_054031.jpgose is a little silly, was spotting this little guy on the London underground! I’m not sure what it is, but seeing that furry little thing scuttling around in a dark hole made me feel all warm inside!

Hopefully the rest of the year will be as fun as the year I’ve had so far! I’m hoping to have exciting news about a blogger collaboration for you very soon!

Hope your 2016 has been Fannytastic too.

Love from Fanny xx

A Fanny Valentine

Hello Fanny lovers! Long time no see!

Well, I couldn’t miss out on telling you about Fanny’s exciting Valentine’s Day.

For Fanny, it’s the best day of the year – she can be rather in demand on Tinder I’m not too embarrassed to say!

But my date this time(!) was a strapping young man called Richard. He told me to meet him at Chick ‘N’ Sours for brunch. It seems he loves eating out, which Fanny likes to hear!

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I couldn’t believe my luck, as Fanny loves a bit of meat on bone – looks like Dick knows what Fanny wants!

I was not disappointed. They served us promptly, asking what we’d like to drink. As it’s called Chick ‘N’ Sours, I went for a nice stiff cocktail.

Delicious! After a few of those, Fanny could feel herself loosening up!

Now for the main event, the chicken! They do delicious “Disco Wings,” so I opted for them. OMG, they were incredible.

It was a bit embarrassing in front of Dick, but I was tucking in so fast, my sticky wings were dripping everywhere. With the juices flying all over the place and my fingers covered in the stuff, Fanny must have looked quite a mess!

Then again, Dick had bone marrow sauce halfway up his chest so he must have got pretty excited too!

The attention to detail at the restaurant was second to none, right down to the hen on the ladies toilets – although I was rather more tickled by the cock on the door of the men’s!

Overall, I’d say this was an unbeatable experience for Fanny – the best Valentine’s Day I’ve had in some time. I don’t want to jinx it but I think Dick and I just seem to… fit!

Love from Fanny x

Fanny Reconstructed!

Hello and welcome back to Fanny’s Haven!

You may have noticed Fanny’s absence recently. Let me explain.

Some time ago, WordPress informed me my domain had expired and wanted to charge me an extortionate fee to get it back. I can’t imagine why anyone else would want Fannyshaven.com so much.

A long story short, after I made an appeal to raise the money to buy the domain back (a number of people who I didn’t even know offered funds!) I have got it back and Fanny can be let loose again!

As I’m relaunching, it made sense for Fanny to have a complete redesign.

So I’ve reconstructed it and I’ve tightened things up so it’ll be a more pleasurable experience on here I hope.

I hope you like the new look, Fannyshaven.com is now even more pink and easier to digest I think.

Love from Fanny xx

Inside Fanny & Swedish Meat

Fanny’s been out and about, to make her inside life better!

Yes, that’s right, I went to IKEA this week and I had the time of my life. Fanny’s a big fan of “doing it herself,” so she loves stores like this, where you get so much good quality Scandinavian wood and tools to put it together.

Fanny wanted a nice new rug, so went on the hunt in their store in Tottenham. Oh, what a selection! There were nice thick, furry rugs, interesting woven rugs and low-pile rugs.

Personally Fanny’s always been a fan of a small thin, rug. I had a great one from Brazil I bought many years ago, but I decided I wanted to change from the Brazilian.

In the end I opted for a welcome mat because I just wanted a nice rug that says “welcome to Chez Fanny.”

After an exhausting day looking at rugs (and trying out beds!) I was suddenly very hungry.

I’ve seen Transun are doing a fantastic guide to Scandinavian restaurants with bloggers, so I decided to give IKEA restaurant a go. I have to say, their meatballs are legendary.

Fanny loves a nice meaty meal, and you don’t get balls better than the Swedes! I’m not sure what’s in the sauce but it’s absolutely delicious.

The prices are so cheap:

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£4.80 (for 15)

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Naturally I paid the top amount so I could get the most balls for my money. Well worth going to if you’re on the hunt for meat at minimum expense.

All in all, Fanny had a wonderful time shopping and can’t wait to go again.

Love from Fanny xx

Fanny’s Virgin Experience

Happy New Year! What resolutions have you made this year? For Fanny, it boils down to one thing; getting a good workout, long and often.

So with that in mind, I was asking my friends what gym I should join.

My friend Jim mentioned Virgin, a name I hadn’t heard for years (when I used to go to their gyms on a student membership!) I thought, oh, won’t Virgins be too expensive?

But I weighed it up and I decided that paying a little bit more guarantees quality. So I went down there, and got signed up.

I must say I was very impressed; with Virgins the equipment is so new and they’re so enthusiastic in helping you get to where you want to be.

The staff and fellow gym users are all so helpful and keen to help you get fitter.

There’s something really motivating about having loads of other people watching you as you pump away. Even though you’re really sweaty and tired, you don’t want to stop and let everyone down.

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I had to get this photo off the web as when I went to take photos in the changing room, I was told off.

It’s also got a great swimming pool area with a steam room etc. I particularly liked the jacuzzi facilities; it’s always a real pleasure to feel the water squirting from the holes underneath you, as you lie back and relax.

All in all, I would thoroughly recommend using a Virgin, Fanny got a great workout and felt great afterwards.

What do you think of Virgins? Have you got any new year’s resolutions? Let me know in comments below this post! I’d love to make new friends.

Love from Fanny xxx

A Very Fanny Christmas

Welcome back to my blog guys, soooo much has been happening in my life but I don’t want that getting in the way of a Christmas post!

I love Christmas, it’s a time of year when a baby was born many millions of years ago on Christmas Day. Unlike Mary and Joseph, who found no room at the Inn, Fanny always has plenty of room for everyone.

I love that song “Baby it’s Cold Outside,” because I like the thought of offering somewhere warm and inviting to come inside to… as long as they leave a present! Speaking of the cold weather, what are the odds we get a nice White Christmas for once?

So, what’s on the menu this year? Well, Fanny’s no vegetarian and will definitely be getting her fair share of meat! I’ve got my eyes on this extra large bird. which I’m hoping will be stuffed to kingdom come on the big day!

Fanny loves a nice spread, so we’ll have all the accompaniments of course; roast potatoes, sprouts, pigs in blankets, cranberry sauce all with my signature dish ‘Fanny’s Drippy Wings.‘ Simply take the turkey wings and marinade in a creamy sauce.

Fanny's watering at the mouth just looking at it.

Fanny’s mouth is watering just looking at it.

And of course, Fanny likes to get in the spirit of things by playing a few games. In my family, Hide the Parsnip is a Christmas favourite… whoever finds the hidden root vegetable wins!

The tree is up, a nice big one from Scandinavia, you can’t go wrong with Norwegian wood.

Aaaaand of course I haven’t forgotten about pressies! I certainly hope Santa has something to give me from his big sack!

Hope you have an amazing Christmas and New Year!

Love from Fanny xx

Fanny Juices

Hi guys!

Guess what Fanny’s bought? A brand new juicer from Philips!

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Fanny’s a big fan of juicing, it’s a nice healthy way to get lots of fruit in her, and leaves her feeling really good afterwards!

A busy lifestyle can leave you feeling pretty run-down, especially when you’re not getting your five-a-day. So I thought a nice machine would solve all my problems.

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So, I gathered all my fruit (see above), and got ready to get seriously juiced up! I particularly love a nice big banana, they produce a nice full, delicious juice!

The finished juice

The finished juice

And here’s the result! A nice fruit juice, with minimum lumpiness! Hard to believe all that fruit produces the juice above, but there we are.

Now I’ve got my hands on this, Fanny’s going to be juicing every day! I think it’s important to feel good at the start of the day – so you go to work with a spring in your step – and this will help!

You can get great juicers from Philips here!

Love from Fanny xx

Fanny Has A Moan

I have to say, Fanny is itching to get something off her chest. I’ve tried keeping it all bottled up inside, but I can feel it seeping out. How can I put this?

Fanny doesn’t want to be rash, but I think the blogging world is getting a lot less friendly and a lot more bitchy since I joined up 5 months ago.

It all started, in my opinion, with Guru Gossiper. For those who don’t know it, it’s a place where people go to be nasty about bloggers. Considering all the benefits bloggers bring to humanity, I think this is pretty low. At least start on the people who deserve it, like politicians, teachers or healthcare workers.

And now, inevitably, they’ve started bashing Fanny. They’re calling me a troll, which I bet is Ashley and Laura up to their old tricks again. They’ve never forgiven me for the incident in the showers at school. They had it coming.

 As you, my loyal readers, know I am not a fake blogger! All I want to do is give you a glimpse of the day in the life of Fanny, with it’s ins and outs, ups and downs and comings and goings. If I am sent stuff by PRs I will review them honestly, but really I will do anything so just get in touch seriously.

I’m seeing increasing numbers searching for me specifically, the stats don’t lie and a lot of people are Googling “Fanny” “Fannyshaven” and other terms they know will help find this humble blog.

I’m not going to let the haters win, and will carry on blogging about my life.

Love from Fanny xx