Bonus Round #2

Here we are again! I have again been nominated for so many awards! I still prefer to write one post for each award, but I want to thank all the bloggers who nominated me again, and answer their questions!

Sunshine Blogger Award

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You can find the original post and rules here – Sunshine Blogger Award.

I’ve been nominated for this four times over the past two weeks!

Brown Kitty Cat nominated me for this a little after I uploaded the first Bonus Round! Crazy timing. She posts about beauty and fashion, and you should definitely check her out!

Here are her questions:

  • If you can grant one wish, what would it be?

Let’s get rid of cancer. Just straight up remove it from existence. That would be awesome.

  • If you can take someone’s identity in this world, who would it be?

That doesn’t really sound appealing to me. I like being me 😀

  • What do you like to do after a stressful week to unwind?

Colour, read, play games, hang out with Rory

  • What’s your favorite movie?

I have a few, but mostly I prefer to have favourite movie genres. Superhero, disney, musicals, etc.

  • What’s your favorite song?

Right now, it’s everything Ed Sheeran, Lorde or Alessia Cara.

  • What’s one fashion trend you love right now?

I honestly have no idea what fashion trends are happening right now…I like floral patterns, is that a thing?

  • Which makeup item you can’t live without?

Foundation, cause my face gets red a lot and I want to tone that down.

  • Which country would you like to visit and why?

Scotland.  Castles. Harry Potter. Loch Ness.

  • Dog or cat as a pet and why?

Cat. They’re a bit more chill and can look after themselves more.

  • Dress or pants and why?

Pants. Cause Wellington is windy and cold, even in summer its risky to wear a dress.

  • Flats or heels and why?

Flats. I’m used to them because of work. Or can I compromise and say wedges, as they’re comfy and don’t kill my feet if I’m in them all day at work.

I was also nominated by Pamela! Pamela blogs about a variety of interests from books, movies, musicals, hobbies, baking, decor, advice, travel and so much more! She’s currently posting everyday in celebration of her birthday month! Go check her out! Here’s her questions:

  • What is your favorite hairstyle?

I like the whole half up, half down look. I always thought it suited me. But for work, I go ponytail, cause otherwise my hair is just in the way.

  • Do you have a hobby you’ve never tried but always wanted to?

Yes actually. I always thought knitting looked fun!

  • When you plan your dream vacations, what do you look for?

Sights, I want to see what things I can see on vacation that I wouldn’t be able to see otherwise.

  • What’s your favorite video game?

Ooh, I have quite a few. But I keep coming back to the Sims!

  • Do you have a favorite type of post you like to write?

A lot are favourites to write! But I really like talking about what’s going on in my life, especially the people in my life.

  • Where’s the most interesting place you’ve been?

Peru was for sure the most interesting. To be in another country, another culture, another language, on the other side of the world from home was both an amazing and kinda scary experience.

  • What are you smelling right now?

Nothing, but my nose is kinda blocked so that may be why.

  • Do you normally eat breakfast and, if so, what do you typically eat?

Yes. I normally have toast and coffee, or porridge and coffee, or cereal and coffee. Coffeeee.

  • What is your favorite season and why?

Summer. But when it’s not at it’s peak. Leading into summer, and out of summer we have really nice weather, it’s not too hot, and I can actually wear shorts and dresses.

  • Do you talk about your blog often to people you know?

Besides Rory? Umm, kinda. I talk about it with my sister every now and then, same with my best friend. It was brought up recently when I visited my parents. Dad was asking me what the blogging challenge was about.

  • What is one thing you can’t leave home without (besides the obvious phone/wallet/keys)?

My iPod. I need to have music with me when I go anywhere. I tend to feel lost walking around without it.

I was also nominated by Amelia! I’ve recently found her blog and she has been so supportive and sweet! She blogs about her life in Hull, about events going on and places to see there. Go check her out! Here’s her questions:

  • Would you rather spend a day shopping or doing sports?

Shopping.

  • If you could have 5 famous people, dead or alive, round for dinner who would you have?

Ooh okay. Amy Poehler, Emma Watson, Lin Manuel Miranda, Ed Sheeran and Maya Angelou. Kind of a weird combo, but all these people are so nice and clever, I’d love to sit in a room with them all and have a chat.

  • What is your favourite blog post from your blog?

Currently, it’s Things I Learnt From My Dad.

  • What is your favourite place you’ve ever visited?

Machu Picchu.

  • What is your favourite quote?

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

  • How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Short, happy and weird.

  • If you could change one mistake you’ve made in your life, what would it be and how would you change it?

Not technically a mistake, but I recall a time where I was rude and mean to my little brother cause he was ‘bugging’ me, but really he just wanted to hang out. I would go back in time and tell my younger self to stop being a moody teenager and appreciate our awesome little bro.

  • What’s your favourite film?

I answered that above 😀

  • What’s your favourite animal?

I’m gonna go with sloth.

  • What’s your favourite flower?

I have a soft spot for gyp, aka baby’s breath (which is a weird name)

  • What’s your most embarrassing moment?

Ever? I don’t know. I’ve tripped over a lot. Burst into tears in class. Waved to people who weren’t actually waving at me. One of those.

Georgia recently nominated me for this too! I’ve been spoiled you guys!! The lovely Georgia blogs over at Midnight madness and posts about everything! Beauty, fashion, lifestyle, travel, health, rambles, go over and check her out if you haven’t already!

  • What quote do you like to live by?

Regular readers, you’re going to get sick of hearing my two base quotes 😄 “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.’ – Maya Angelou. “Good for her, not for me” – Amy Poehler

  • What are three words that best describe you?

Short, weird and happy.

  • What is one thing you would like to change about yourself?

I have a terrible (and disgusting) habit at picking at scabs. Bug bites, random cuts and what not. I will pick at them until they scar 😦 Stop it me!! (Except for my tattoo, it peeled and scabbed a little, but I was really good at not making it worse!)

  • What has been the best/worst phase of your life?

Uhhh, that covers a whole variety of topics, so I’m not quite sure what to say.

  • What is your biggest pet peeve?

Lately, people who leave grocery carts anywhere in the carpark. Why?

  • Do you think your boyfriend/girlfriend should know your passwords?

Rory and I share a lot of our passwords/passcodes. Just for convenience sake.

  • What is the number one thing on your bucket list for 2017?

For this year, it’s now turning into buy a house.

  • What are you the most thankful for?

My family.

  • Are you religious?

Ish. I do believe in God, but I don’t really practice a religion.

  • Is it possible to stay friends with your exes?

I actually don’t have any exes so…

  • Whats your biggest piece of blogger advice for me?

For everyone, it’s to talk with other bloggers, respond to comments, encourage and support others! Be active in the blogging community, it’s definitely more than just posting!

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The Real Neat Blog Award

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Natalie from Style in the Afternoon nominated for this award! I recently found her blog, and she has been so lovely and supportive! She’s a great writer, and blogs mostly about fashion and beauty! Go check her out 😀

Rules:

  • Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.
  • Answer the questions asked.
  • Nominate seven more bloggers for the award.
  • Create seven questions for your nominees.

It’s all pretty straightforward, so let’s get into it!

Nat’s Questions:

  • Favorite Actor/Actress?

I’m gonna go with Amy Poehler.

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  • What has been the most special moment in your life thus far?

Way to be cliche, but definitely getting married to Rory 🙂

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  • What is your favorite clothing item?

Cardigans!! I have so many, and I love them all so much.

  • What are your favorite types of posts to write?

Oh gosh, I write so many different kinds. I like the ones I write about my family. Things I Learnt From My Dad is very special to me, and with more birthdays coming up, I’m going to be writing more ‘letters’ to my family members. I also really like my photo heavy ones, as I’m still learning more about photography, but I love experimenting with it. I really like participating in the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge!

  • Where would you choose to go on your dream vacation?

I have many places I would love to go. One of the main ones would be Europe. I would love to be able to see so many places in Europe. I feel like one of those big train rides that go for days and go through lots of cities and countries would be an amazing holiday!

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  • What is your favorite thing about blogging?

The networking! Commenting and reading other posts, seeing what you guys think of my own posts. It’s all so much fun 😀

  • What beauty product could you not live without?

I’m gonna go with foundation. I don’t use too much of it, just enough to even out my skin tone, as I get lots of reddish patches, and it bugs me.

Nominations

Okay, let’s nominate some people! If you’ve done this award before, or you don’t do awards, then just know I wanted to nominate you but feel no need to accept it 🙂

My Questions

Here are seven random questions for you guys if you want to answer them!

  1. What was the last funny video you saw?
  2. Do you prefer to be more active, or to be more relaxed in your free time?
  3. What were you really into when you were a kid?
  4. What’s your favourite season?
  5. How often do you curse/swear?
  6. Which TV show do you want your life to be like?
  7. What was the last book you read?

That’s all for now!

Angela.

The Liebster Award

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I was nominated by two lovely ladies to do this award! The amazing Ella May Garrett, who I really recommend you guys check out if you don’t already know her. She is an amazing blogger, and such a  sweetie! I was also then nominated by Jamie, who I’m sure most of you guys know, and if not, then go over and say hi! In her words, she’s just a word girl doing lifestyle and beauty things. You’ll definitely find something of interest to read 😀

Rules

  • You must acknowledge who has nominated you and also share their links
  • Share 11 facts about yourself
  • Answer the 11 questions that you have been asked
  • Nominate 11 more bloggers whose blog you would recommend
  • Ask 11 questions that you would like those bloggers to answer
  • Let the bloggers you have nominated know that they’ve been nominated.

Facts

  1. I live in New Zealand, and have for all my life, except for a few years when I was younger in the Philippines
  2. I am a middle child
  3. I’m currently 25 years old
  4. I can still proudly say Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (my 8 year old self was so proud when I figured it out)
  5. I have terrible eyesight and have to wear glasses all day every day
  6. I have my ears pierced, but I barely wear earrings
  7. I was always considered myself good at maths until I tried calculus (big mistake, what even is that subject)
  8. I like to talk to myself or make sounds while I work, Rory has said that I make thinking noises
  9. I am almost always craving something sweet
  10. I only have coffee once a day, but I’m pretty sure I need it more
  11. Most, if not all, of my closest friends do not live in the same town as me (pretty much all really, most of them aren’t even in the same country as me, how’d that happen?)

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The Smile Tag

Kristyn, from Travel Nerd Plans tagged me to do the Smile Tag. She tagged me in her comments which is crazy sweet, as this tag is simply the best!

Bea also did this recently. As have a lot of you, but I didn’t save the URLs, so I will just say that I have seen this around a lot, and it’s such an amazing tag.

Here’s a message from the creator herself:

Here’s how it works…

Ciarralorren, creator of The SMILE Tag, wants to see your smiles! If you are nominated for this tag (which I hope all of you are), then simply post a photo of yourself smiling! There really are no rules for this tag. You can post as many pictures with as many people as you’d like solely under the condition that you are smiling in the photo or looking back at the photo makes you smile! It’s really quite simple. If you’d like, also share the story or stories behind the photos you post to let your followers gain more of an insight of who you are and what makes you happy. Or don’t! It’s really up to you! !Truthfully, it doesn’t matter how you interpret this tag, so long as you spread joy and happiness around the Internet and in doing so within your own life. Let’s all be happy and share our smiles!
Just keep the tagging along and TOGETHER, let’s create a mass movement of happiness! So start posting and tagging people now! Go, go, go!!

How awesome is that!!

Things that make smile:

Let’s start with the obvious, Rory. I’m still so happy that I have found someone so amazing who is thoughtful, sweet, clever, weird, and crazy enough to want to spend his time with me, let alone marry me.

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Travel Tag

Travel Tag

Welcome to another tag! This time I was nominated to do the Travel Tag by Pearl who blogs over at The Pearly Life. Thanks so much for the nomination Pearl!! I’ve been really lucky to have done a decent bit of travelling, so this tag should be lots of fun 🙂

What is your favourite place that you have visited?

Machu Picchu! It was so amazing and mystical. It literally is a hidden world, and the trek made me feel like I had earned my visit there! 😀

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Bonus Round

Hello all!

So regular readers may know that I say I will only create a post about each award I get nominated for once. Well this is still technically true…but I wanted to show my appreciation for those amazing bloggers who have nominated for awards, even if I’ve already done a post about it.

So, here’s a bonus round from the past month and a bit of all those lovely people who have nominated me again for awards!!

One Lovely Blog Award

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To see the original post and rules, you can click here – One Lovely Blog Award

Ann-KathrynKali and Shanika each nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award.

Thank you lovely ladies for nominating me! Go check them out! Anni’s blog name goes by Glucksgeist, she does all things baking and DIY. Kali writes about life, beauty, a little bit of travel, and she often shows off her finds at thrift stores which I love! Shanika blogs over at Orchids and Sweet Tea. She writes about her life, family, baking and all things creative! She has also nominated me for three more awards, so you’ll see her name pop up a lot in this post 😀

Rather than do the whole award again, I will stick with just thanking those who nominated me, and sharing 7 facts.

  1. I spend way too long everyday writing, reading and commenting on posts (but I love it)
  2. I used to skip from room to room when I was younger. I sometimes still do that now until someone catches me.
  3. I feel like my voice has slowly been getting deeper these past three-five years. I used to hit high notes when singing, and now I can’t.
  4. I like to hum while doing anything and everything.
  5. I poke out my tongue when I’m concentrating. I never noticed this until people began pointing it out.
  6. I constantly bang into things at work, home and everywhere
  7. I love to try belt out those long notes at the end of songs, even when my voice breaks.

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Get to Know Me Tag

Get to Know Me Tag

Hello all! Recently, Jackie over at Too Much of a Book Nerd, did a post on the Get to Know Me tag. This tag is a lot of fun, and I really recommend you read Jackie’s one, as it was such a hoot to read, and I learnt a lot about her 😀

With that in mind, she left the nominations open to those who wanted to do it. I put up my hand as it looked like so much fun to do! So, here we go 😀

Vital Stats

Name: Angela

Nicknames: Ange, Angy. Those are the two main ones.

Birthday: December 9

Star Sign: Sagittarius

Occupation: Infants and Toddlers Teacher at a daycare centre

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