The Real Neat Blog Award

Image result for real neat blog award

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 😀


  • 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.

Image result for amy poehler gifs

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

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


  • 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!

Image result for euro train

  • 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.


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!


The Liebster Award


liebster award

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 😀


  • 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.


  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?)

Continue reading “The Liebster Award”

The Smile Tag

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.

Continue reading “The Smile Tag”

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! 😀

Continue reading “Travel Tag”

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

Image result for one lovely blog award

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.

Continue reading “Bonus Round”

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

2016-09-06 10.36.23

Continue reading “Get to Know Me Tag”

Friends for Days Tag

Friends for Days Tag

I have been meaning to do this tag for a while! I love this, as it’s a great way to show support for other blogs, and has led me to finding some cool new blogging friends 😀


  • Say who create the Tag and provide a link to their blog;
  • Do a blog post showing your Tag;
  • Add the logo to the post;
  • Always thank the person who nominated you, provide a link to their blog and, if you like, say something positive and supportive about their blog;
  • Choose 5 bloggers that you don’t know very well or that are just starting their blog;
  • Go over to their blogs and read a few posts, like and comment;
  • Say 3 things you love about their blogs; (3 things for each blogger);
  • Those 5 bloggers are automatically nominated to do the same!
  • Nominate two bloggers who have been doing this for a longer time! (you get 7 nominees). Don’t forget to let them know you’re nominated them!

A message from the creator herself:

“Dear bloggers, my name is Cheila and I blog over at pink for days. I would love to get to know you and your blog, so feel free to stop by and leave a link. I would be happy to read your posts and to support you in any way I could.”

So, technically I wasn’t tagged. But Cheila recently made a post inviting everyone to take part. So this is me, taking part. I do suggest everyone go over and check out Cheila. She posts daily about her life, thoughts, wellbeing, and will also let us know what she plans to do that day, with an update at the end of the day. I find this inspiring, because I hardly get things done that I should.

Continue reading “Friends for Days Tag”

One Lovely Blog Award

One Lovely Blog Award

Hi guys!

I’ve been nominated by Elena from outn’about for two awards. I’ve already done the Versatile Blogger Award (it was my first ever award!), so I will be doing the One Lovely Blog Award. They both have similar rules, so get ready to hear some facts!

Image result for one lovely blog award


  • Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog
  • Post about the award
  • Share 7 facts about yourself
  • Nominate 10 people
  • Let your nominees know you’ve nominated them!

Elena has a wonderful blog which I suggest you check out! It’s similar to mine where she posts about her thoughts, ideas, rambles and photographs! Her tagline is “A blog for all those, who love writing, reading, creating, just because it makes you smile”, which is so lovely.

Continue reading “One Lovely Blog Award”

The First Time Tag

The First Time Tag

Hello all! I’ve seen this floating around before, but most recently, it was done by 50shad3s0fjay last week. I was tagged by no one but I really enjoyed reading Jennie’s answers, so I thought I would do it too, because why not? I open it up to anyone and everyone to take part too. Just for the fun of going down memory lane!

  • First Tweet

First tweet

Good old HIMYM. I don’t actually remember tweeting this. It was 6 years ago. I also haven’t done anything on Twitter for a while, I just like using it to see what celebrities are up to, you know?

Continue reading “The First Time Tag”