Ang loved to laugh, she would often tell me that she was so funny, and that it was her job to make me laugh - not an easy feat by the way! She loved to watch a show called "Mrs Browns Boys" and would often scream laughing when it was on.
Angela also loved "Spongebob Squarepants" and in many ways she reminded me of this little character. So wide eyed and innocent, always so happy, looking on the bright side of things and wanting to be everybody's friend.
Angela also loved to travel. Whether it was In her car driving on her own without a destination in mind, which she did when she first moved to Australia and didn't know anyone, or travelling internationally, which we were lucky enough to do twice,
Depression, I have learnt so much about it since Angela has passed. I will never never understand why I did not try and find out more about it before Ang passed away, perhaps it was because Ang did not seem depressed that I didn't think I needed to. Whilst medication helped her, I now know that the disease never leaves - it is always there lurking in the background.
In Angela's own words - she was "sick and tired of trying to outwit and outrun "The Black Dog" " and in the end the fight was too much and she took her own life.
I am truly amazed at what Angela was able to achieve given that she suffered this terrible disease.