With the exception of last year’s AMA feed, I’ve realized that a lot of Kelle’s Space readers don’t really know much about me, so this post will give you a glimpse into my life, my preferences and so much more. I hope you enjoy reading my responses.
1. What’s your usual Pret a Manger order?
When I’m not able to eat breakfast at home, I’ll grab a Veggie Brioche on the way to work. I’m also a sucker for their Ginger and Apple Shots and Chocolate Croissants.
2. What does your workstation look like?
I have a computer which is full of post its, stationery, drawers and easy access to any documentation I may need (sign in sheets, invoices, contracts etc). My work space is quite minimalist. At home, I just work in my dining room or my bedroom (depending on my mood).
3. Favourite food?
Right now, it’s a Pad Thai. Since I discovered Udon noodles, I’m obsessed.
4. Favourite author?
I can’t choose one. There are so many amazing authors I have been inspired by in my 29 years: Roald Dahl, Jacqueline Wilson, George Orwell, Francine Pascal, Natalie Lue, the list goes on…
5. What do you think of open relationships?
Day one KS fans will know exactly what I think because I’ve written a post about it (which was a collaboration with vlogger Wini Boansi) ! Click here to give it a read. I believe that romantic relationships where created for only two people. In recent years, society has tried to redefine relationships and not for the better. I wouldn’t entertain the prospect of an open relationship and I wouldn’t encourage anyone I know to either.
6. What is your favourite game?
I’m not really a game kind of person, however, I do enjoy playing Candy Crush on the tube if that counts.
7. Guilty pleasure treat?
It’s got to be the red velvet cake from The Hummingbird Bakery. It is divine! If you know, you know!
8. Favourite movie?
I can’t choose one! I have so many! Coming to America, Matilda and Rush Hour (1,2 and 3) are movies I can watch over and over again. I am also a fan of the Marvel movies and I enjoy watching biopics. Two biopics that I just love are Race (Jesse Owens) and Senna (Aryton Senna). If you like biopics and you haven’t watched those films, you are missing out!
9. Favourite book?
Again, I can’t choose one! Slay In Your Lane, Mr Unavailable and the Fallback Girl, 1984, Becoming, What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do, The Confident Woman…There’s many more but I can’t think of them right now. My favourite book when I was a child was Roald Dahl’s Treasury. I can still remember how happy I was when I received it. I felt nothing but pure joy.
10. Twitter or Instagram?
Twitter has done wonders for me. The majority of readers of Kelle’s Space are from Twitter which is great. I love using the platform to share my content with my followers. Without Twitter, my blog wouldn’t be what it is. Instagram is very visual and right now, I don’t really have the energy or the time to create and sustain a brand while trying to increase my following at the same time. It’s a lot and I quickly realized that it wasn’t for me, hence why KS’s Insta account had to go.
11. Desktop or laptop?
At work, desktop. At home, I prefer a laptop.
12. Best advice you’ve ever received?
Be happy with what you have while you are waiting for what you want.
13. What project are you working on right now?
It’s got to be Kelle’s Space. I’m in a zone where I’m ready to be inspired and to take my blog and my brand to the next level, so this is taking up most of my free time.
14. Favourite colour?
It’s got to be cobalt blue. It’s such a gorgeous, vibrant and life giving hue.
15. Did you get good grades in school?
I actually didn’t. I only got 3 C’s when I did my GCSE’s so I decided to retake two of them, so now I have 5 C’s. I didn’t really enjoy my time at secondary school. It was only when I went to college that I began to excel as a academic. I got distinctions in both years on my business course and I left uni with a 2:1 in Business Management. Everyone has different learning styles and I love to learn about things I have an interest in. I also tend to thrive when I have a bit more freedom to do what I want as opposed to having a set structure. It’s the creative in me.
16. Dream job?
An activist, food critic or full time traveller (I’m really not good at choosing one thing! Sorry guys!)
17. Play any sports?
I don’t play any sports. If I could play a sport, it would be tennis or netball.
18. Do you have a degree?
Yes, I have two: one in Business Purchasing and Supply Chain Management and one in Education.
British Cameroonian (British by birth, Cameroonian by origin)
20. What is your favourite kind of blog post?
My fave kind of blog posts are the kinds that give me some inspiration or food for thought. I love testimonials too.
21. What do you like to collect?
It’s got to be key rings. Wherever I go, I aim to buy at least one key ring. Collecting them makes me so happy (yes, really).
22. Describe yourself in three words?
Resilient, bold and funny.
23. If you were a rapper what would your stage name be?
Hmm, I don’t know.
24. Who was the last person you DMed?
It was one of my Instagram followers. We were discussing AFCON and my country’s (Cameroon) quick exit.
25. What’s on top of your wish list right now?
A makeup organiser. I really need one because right now because all the makeup I have is in two cosmetic cases. I need everything to be in one place.
26. Sorting house?
Sorry, what’s that?
27. How many tattoos do you have?
28. What are you most grateful for this year?
My life, my health, my family and friends, my job. I have so much to be grateful for so far this year.
29. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you this month?
So far, it’s got to be my decision to revamp this blog and also the response to my most recent blog post. I love it when my readers are able to relate to my experiences and share their stories.
30. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you today?
Nothing amazing as of yet, but I managed to get up this morning without huffing and puffing, which is great for a Monday morning.
31. What’s the best thing ever?
Calamari and sorbet. They are the loves of my life.
32. Favourite season?
It’s got to be summer. I’m a summer baby so I’ve become accustomed to warmth.
33. Favourite holiday?
It’s got to be Venice.
34. What fictional character do you relate to most?
Matilda. As a little girl, I was smart (still am), I read a lot and I loved to spend my time in the library. I was the black Matilda, which probably explains why I still love the book and the movie to this day.
35. Do you like surprises?
36. What’s the biggest surprise you’ve ever had?
I can’t think of a big surprise I’ve received. I’ve had lots of little surprises which have been lovely.
37. Which surprise made you cry?
38. What’s the best surprise you’ve given somebody else?
It’s got to be for my Mum on Mothers Day a few years ago. My sister and I got her a spa day and also took her to MAC to get makeup and a mini makeover.
39. Do you like muffins?
Yes, but I don’t eat them all the time.
40. Do you cook often?
I’m trying to cook a lot more and I would say I’ve definitely improved. I would love to start experimenting with dishes and I’d love to take a cooking class. I can cover the basics and I can do them well but I would like to learn how to make more things.
41. What’s your favorite dessert?
42. Is there a dessert you don’t like?
Tiramisu. I don’t know how people eat it with so much ease.
43. Cake or pie?
Cake for sure
What’s your least favorite food?
It’s got to be okra. I don’t like okra and I detest okra soup.
45. What’s your favorite condiment?
It’s got to be ketchup. I also like perinaise. It tastes amazing with chips.
46. It’s 4 am on a random Saturday. What are you eating?
I’m in my bed sleeping. Who thinks about food at 4am?!
47. If you could teach a college class what would it be called?
A Guide to Content Creation
48. Best animated film?
I loved the first and second Wreck It Ralph movies. I also like the Toy Story movies.
49. What has a guy done or said to impress you?
Honestly speaking, I can’t think of anything. I did have a few surprises from my ex partner but that’s it. I don’t think I can say that I have ever been swept off my feet and you know what? I wouldn’t want to be.
50. Best thing to do on a first date?
Coffee, lunch or dinner.
51. Worst thing to do on a first date?
Go to the movies. This definitely shouldn’t happen until you’ve known each other for a few months at least.
52. What’s the best pick-up line?
I hate pick up lines. Saying ‘Hi/Hello’ is the best thing a guy can do.
53. Best comic book character?
54. Name three things which can always be found in your purse.
My makeup bag, a bottle of water, perfume
55. Favorite drink?
Pineapple juice (Alcoholic: it’s got to be prosecco)
56. If you could play a historical character in a movie who would it be?
It would have to be Cleopatra. I’m fascinated by Egyptology and makeup so the role would be perfect for me.
57. Kittens or puppies?
I’m not a pet kind of person, but I’d have to go for puppies.
58. Favorite sushi place?
Sushi Daily and Wasabi
59. What lipstick do you use?
Right now, my go to’s are from NYX, Rimmel and Revolution.
60. What foundation do you use?
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Nude. It feels really light, has an SPF of 19 and it controls oil and sweat. It’s a really good foundation.
61. Blow dry or air dry?
It depends on the condition of my hair. Most times, I will blow dry it but I will try to reduce the amount of heat I use.
62. Who is your fashion icon?
I can’t choose but there are a few celebs whose style I love: Blake Lively, Solange, Rihanna, Ashley Graham.
63. Favorite Disney Character?
64. What are you doing tomorrow?
Working my 9-5
65. Movie you laughed the hardest through?
Rush Hour 2. The scene where Chris Tucker sings the Michael Jackson song does it for me every time. The last time I watched the film, I laughed so hard that my tummy hurt. I also find Coming to America funny too.
66. Movie that made you cry?
Fast and Furious 7. The scene at the end was so emotional. The cars going their separate ways just did it for me.
67. If you could sing a duet with anybody, who would you choose?
68. If your life was a book what would the title be?
Life, Love and Liberation
69. What’s your favorite animal?
70. Favorite illustrator?
Stacie Swift has some amazing illustrations.
71. Person you’d like to have coffee with?
Necole Kane from xoNecole
72. What country would you like to visit?
73. Best way to decompress?
It depends on the kind of day I’ve had. Either a workout or I’ll watch my favourite comedy to lift my spirits. It’s quite easy for me to relax.
Thank you all so much for reading this post. I hope you have enjoyed it! I love to hear from you all so please feel free to leave a comment below.