2600 Q’n’A

Hello all! Thank you for all the questions you asked me during my 2500 celebration post! As promised, I stored up questions until reaching 2600, which we now have! You guys are all amazing!

Here are your questions, and my answers!

Kate from Ankhor You asked:

  • What is the one place you really want to travel to?

Japan was on my list for the longest time, so I’m beyond excited that’s becoming a reality. The other place I really want to see is Iceland. But it’s so damn expensive (and long) for me to get there! One day..

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Cheila from Pink For Days asked:

  • Do you have funny student stories?

Funny things happen throughout the day, but I often forget about them. I need to write them down, so I have stories to tell.

  • What baby names do you like but probably won’t use?

I’ve always liked the names Sophie and Ellie, but there’s another name I like more. As for boys, Nathan and Jake are names I like, but not one that I’ll probably use. We have both agreed on preferred names for our future kids though hehe.

  • What marriage advice do you have?

Live together first. I know some people don’t live together until they’re married, but that doesn’t make sense to me. Find out if you guys can spend everyday together in the same four walls first, before committing to do it for life.

  • If you went back to college what would you study?

I’ve always wanted to return to uni and continue my Education studies. It was my favourite subject I’ve ever studied, and I would love to complete a Masters in it!

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Margaret from The Word asked:

  • If there’s one thing you could change about your blog what would it be?

Honestly, every now and then I wish I’d come up with a cooler name for my blog. The Life of Angela is cool and all, but it’s pretty straightforward. Otherwise, I’m pretty happy with how my blog is going!

  • What is your most cherished childhood memory?

Ah so many. Mostly though, our summer holiday trips down to the South Island. We went every two years from when I was a baby till I was 22. It was a huge part of my life growing up and it was always fun to have all the family together.

  • Have you ever wanted to change your name, and if so what would you change it to?

I think I’m too used to Angela to consider another name. I’ve always been happy with it. It’s easy to remember and spell, and still not too common.

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Amelia from Amelia in Hull asked:

  • Who was your first follower?

Ah man, I really don’t remember. That was so long ago, and I think some of my earliest followers are now inactive. I do remember that Courtney was definitely in the first 5 that followed me though, and we’re both still pretty active on here 🙂

  • What are your top blogging tips?

The usual favourite tips, like engaging. You really can’t go wrong with constantly engaging with your audience, as well as branching out to find new blogs with similar interests. That, and sticking to a regular schedule. Those two are always my tips, and they work really well for me. I would also say, read your post over at least once before publishing, to make sure it’s really polished, and also break up the words with pictures. It’s easier on the eyes (at least for me haha!)

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Shannon from Kittyp0p asked:

  • If you could have any animal as a pet (tame or wild), which would you choose?

A turtle. Or a sloth. No reason for either, they just seem cool.

Caz from Invisibly Me asked:

  • What was your favourite game as a child?

Sardines was a big favourite, especially when you’ve got a big group. Do you guys know that game? It’s like opposite hide and seek. One person hides, and everyone else tries to find them. Once you find that person, you join them in the hiding spot. Sooner or later, it’s just one person trying to find everyone. It’s also funny cause you have to try fit 7 or 8 people into one hiding spot and stay there till the last person finds you. Hilarity always ensued.

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Maria from What is Maria asked:

  • What is the most inspiring book you’ve ever read?

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck. That was so much fun. Yes Please was another good one.

  • What would you consider to be the best and the worst parts of blogging?

The best part is having a creative outlet and getting to be part of a wonderful and supportive community. I’ve always said that and I definitely still believe it. Worst parts are just how it can sometimes take over my life a little. I’m definitely better at making sure that I spend time away from it now, but I used to spend pretty much all my time thinking about my blog and planning posts. I feel like I’ve hit a good balance now.

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Chanelle from Chanelle Hayley asked:

  • Since we’re in summer and this one’s a scorcher, what is your favourite summer treat?

Those Fruju Sorbet iceblocks. You’ll know them Chanelle, but I’m not sure others will. They’re the best iceblocks!

  • And, what is your favourite thing about summer?

The longer days. I love that the sun is out till 9pm. It feels like you have more time in the day to do things, even after a day of work!

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Azra from Simple Serenity asked:

  • What is your favorite season?

All have their benefits, but spring and summer are definitely more preferred.

  • What are your top three favorite things right now (food, drinks, activities, makeup… whatever :))

So many choices. I can’t narrow them down. So I’ll answer them all.

Top 3 Food – Ice cream, pancakes, fries

Top 3 Drinks – Coffee, Soda, Chocolate Milk

Top 3 Activities – Blogging, Baking, Jigsaw Puzzles

Top 3 Makeup – NYX Soft Matte, Tarte Shape Tape Concealer (I just bought it!), Bare Minerals Foundation

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Jasmin from Ugh Mango asked:

  • What is your favourite kids movie?

The Incredibles.

Nina from Comfy Kittea asked:

  • Are there any weird food combinations do you really enjoy?

This is something Rory introduced me to. Ramen noodles on toast. Yes it sounds weird, but it’s actually really delicious and makes the meal more filling.

That was all the questions!! Thank you again for always supporting me, and I can’t believe I’m now at 2600! This community is seriously the best and makes blogging all the more fun! I hope you guys got to learn a bit more about me!

Angela.

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Hello internet! My name is Angela. I write daily about my travels, life, thoughts, and ramblings. I live down in New Zealand with my lovely husband, Rory. Thanks for stopping by!
40 comments
  1. ramen noodles on toast sounds pretty interesting! congrats on 2600 & always great learning more about you ?

    1. It’s surprisingly good haha! Thank you so much Jamie! 😀

  2. Well done, Angela, you are hitting a goal after a goal, it’s amazing!
    And noodles on toast… hm, that sounds challenging 😀

    1. Thank you so much Siyana! I’m so proud of my blog 😀
      Haha, it’s grown on me! I can’t have noodles without toast now ?

  3. Congratulations dear Angela, amazing achievement. I love your Q&A posts, they are always so interesting. xx

    1. Thank you so much Azra! ?

  4. Congrats Angela!! That’s so amazing!! I love the incredibles, such a great movie xx

    1. Thanks Anni! It really is 😀

  5. Congratulations Angela! ?

    1. Thank you Cherylene! 🙂

  6. Whaaaat ramen noodles on toast!? I’m intrigued! Congrats on your latest milestone ?

    1. Haha, it sounds weird, but it really has grown on me! Thanks Cleia! 😀

  7. This was such a fun post! Congratulations once again on 2600, and I loved reading through your answers – I’m happy to hear that you have managed to find a balance with your blogging, and sardines sounds like such a cool game, especially as I was always much better at hiding than seeking :’)

    1. Thank you so much Maria! Haha, sardines was so much fun to play. The bigger the group the better 😀

  8. Congrats Angela, 2600 followers…that’s really awesome 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Maha! 😀

  9. I can’t wait for it to start staying lighter into the evening! I’m assuming ramen noodle are basically like Supernoodles which we have in the UK, which I love eating as a sandwich, sounds weird but delicious! And Congrats 🙂

    1. Thank Sarah! Aw man, I know that in a few months, summer is going to leave, and it’ll be me who’s in the dark by 6pm haha!

  10. Congrats on 2600! Loved the Q&A!

    1. Thank you so much! 🙂

  11. Haha yes, a sloth would be super cool- but I’ve heard they smell AWFUL ? so maybe opt for the turtle instead? I have a friend who owns a tortoise and takes him on walks with a leash haha too funny

    1. Ooh, I hadn’t thought of that with the sloth. Definitely a turtle then! 😀

  12. Congrats again Angela and thanks for answering my questions ? xx

    1. Thank you Amelia 😀

      1. It’s okay xx

  13. Congratulations on 2600, honey! They say each year living together equals 2 years of being in a relationship as boyfriend and girlfriend. It’s not as easy as dating for sure, and it definitely prepares you for marriage. Rui and I consider ourselves married (we’re in a civil union and all, although we’d like to get married) and we’ve been through a lot together. Many married couples in our place would have divorced already for sure lol

    1. Thank you Chey!! It really does change the dynamics of a relationship once you’re living under the same roof! You guys have been living together for a while now too and still together and in love, so something must be right there 😀

      1. We have been living together for 3 years now. We have been together 5 years total. No idea how we’re still in love. I’m just crazy about the bastard ?

  14. 2600 followers, wow!
    More power to you girl. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! 😀

  15. Congratulations on hitting 2600! I loved the QnA, its nice getting to know you better! x

    Georgia | https://itsgeorgiaxoxo.wordpress.com/

    1. Thank you so much Georgia! 😀

  16. Congrats again on reaching this milestone! Love The Incredibles!

  17. Congrats on this wonderful milestone, Angela! I enjoyed reading your answers.

    1. Thank you so much! ?

      1. Most welcome.

  18. Congrats on 2600! You just keep growing and growing! 🙂

    1. Thanks Rossy! Haha, I’m so proud of my little blog 😀

  19. LOVED reading your answers! And I hope you get to go to Iceland some day! I am so excited to read about your adventures to Japan! I will be living vicariously through you! ;p <3

    1. Thank you!! I would love to make it to Iceland some day! It would be incredible!! Haha, I’m looking forward to the Japan trip, and you can totally live vicariously through me 😀

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