Award Catch Up (Sunshine Blogger, Handwriting Challenge, Awesome Blogger)

Sunshine Blogger Award


Chantal from Her Pretty Brave Soul nominated me for this one. She blogs about lifestyle, mental health and some DIY as well.

Here are her questions:

  • Why did you decide to start a blog?

I wanted to have a place to store all my memories and experiences, particularly travel ones. That’s how it started, and now I love having this space to document anything and everything! Like my tagline says, it’s my “secret drawer of memories and thoughts”.

  • How did you come up with your blog name?

I talk about things that happen in my life, and my name is Angela.

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  • What do you hope to accomplish with your blog?

I don’t really know. I never had a goal. I would love for my blog to continue to grow, but otherwise, I just love having my little online space.

  • What’s a good advice for new bloggers?

Write about what you love, and meet some fellow bloggers! Building and being part of a community is so much fun!

  • What has been the most difficult thing about blogging so far?

How time consuming it can be. Hitting ‘bloggers’ block. Getting fixed on numbers. Those are just a few, but nothing has been too difficult really.

  • What is your most favorite song and why?

Right now it’s Curious, by Hayley Kiyoko. I’ve always liked her songs, they’re boppy, but I don’t hear it on the radio much so it’s not overplayed.

  • Cats or dogs?

Both have their merits and drawbacks.

  • What is your favorite quote or proverb? Does it have a meaning to you?

“Good for her, not for me”. It’s said by Amy Poehler. I just like it, as it’s a reminder not to judge others based on their preference, even if you disagree with it.

  • If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go to?


  • What season do you prefer? (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall)

All have their pros and cons. Right now though, I’ll go with fall. I’m looking forward to some cooler weather.

  • Tells us four random facts about yourself

I live in New Zealand. I’m married. I like wandering around listening to music. I have three tattoos.

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Pamela nominated me for this too! She blogs a little bit of everything, and is a fellow Parks and Rec, Hamilton and Harry Potter fan!

Here are her questions:

  • What is your main goal of 2018?

I don’t know if I have a main one. I did make a post about my general goals for 2018.

  • Do you believe in any conspiracy theories?

Not really. I do like reading about them sometimes.

  • What is your favorite organizational style?

I don’t really know. Organized chaos, is that a thing? I have a system for my things, but they may not look tidy or make sense to others.

  • Do you have any hidden talents?

Not that I’m aware of, or can think of from the top of my head.

  • If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?

Iceland again.

  • What is one touristy thing in your hometown that you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t?

I went to Cape Palliser last month, that was on my list for a while. Otherwise, I think I’ve done most typical touristy things in Wellington.

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  • Do you have any surprising hobbies?

I think I’ve kind of announced them all on my blog by now

  • Favorite type of socks?

Ankle socks

  • Do you have one go-to handbag or change them up often?

I only really have two bags. My blue big one for work, and my small brown purse bag. I use it until it falls apart then buy a new one.

  • What is something you’re looking forward to this week?

This week? Nothing big is really happening. It’s just the usual. So I guess, Friday haha!

  • What is the most recent song you’ve listened to?

Heaven by Julia Michaels

The Handwriting Challenge

Chanelle nominated me for this one. Chanelle is a fellow Kiwi blogger, who blogs about beauty, makeup and lifestyle.

Here are the questions:

  1. Write your name
  2. Write your blog’s name
  3. Write your favorite word and its definition
  4. Write something nice
  5. Write the name of your favorite song right now
  6. What are you writing with?
  7. Write a fun fact about yourself
  8. Write/draw your favorite emoticon
  9. Write a silly message
  10. Write who you’re tagging

Here are my answers:


Awesome Blogger Award

Jamie nominated me for this one. Jamie is a fellow TV addict, who blogs about outfits, food, thoughts, lifestyle, her hamster, and everything in between.

Here are her questions:

  • Apples or oranges?

Oranges for a snack. But apples are great for baking.

  • If you had to change your blog name, what would it be?

Slice of Angela. I don’t know. I like keeping my name in the title.

  • Sitcoms or crime shows?


  • What is your favorite season for fashion and why?

Spring/Fall. I like layers. But not too much layers.

  • Beach or lake?


  • Do you believe in ghosts?


  • iPhone or Android?


  • What is your favorite meal of the day?

Breakfast. Or dessert.

  • Sneakers or high heels?

Sneakers are more convenient. I like wearing the odd heels though.

  • Do you like tags? Why/why not?

I do like them. I have fun answering the questions, or reading other people’s answers. But they can get repetitive.

Sarah from Vintage Tea Rose also nominated me. She blogs about beauty, DIY, lifestyle and so much more!

Here are her questions:

  • What is your first ever memory?

Heading out the door with my mum and older sister. Don’t know where we were going.

  • What is your Zodiac sign and does it’s description describe you well?

I’m Saggitarius. I’m not exactly sure what personality they’re meant to be, so I don’t know if I fit the stereotype.

  • Would you rather visit the past or the future?

I’d be curious to see what the waaay future was going to be.

  • What skills do you possess that could help you survive the zombie apocalypse?

None. In all seriousness, if the zombie apocalypse happened, I wouldn’t last long.

  • If you could master one skill instantly, what would it be?


  • What is the nicest thing someone has ever done for you?

Many things.

  • How do you wind down and relax?

Baths are always a good idea. That or just lying down. On somewhere soft. I immediately feel better.

  • What would you like to devote more time to?

Everything. I have so many hobbies and little projects on.

  • Do you have a current blogging goal? What is it?

I have stated in my 2018 goals that I’d like to reach 5000 followers by the end of the year!

  • How have you changed in the past few years? What change are you happiest/proudest about?

I like to think I’m more able to step out of my comfort zone. I’ve said yes to things I would normally say no to. I’ve grown a lot.

  • What is your favourite word?

Mellifluous, I mentioned it above. Just saying it is fun!

That’s all the awards I’ve been nominated for lately! I always like doing these tags every now and then, it’s a fun way to acknowledge the lovely friends who nominate me, and share a little more about myself!

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