Culture Vulture Express Receives It’s Second Awesome Blogger Award!

 

Hello everyone!

 

Culture Vulture Express has received it’s second Awesome Blogger Award. Thank you so much to Mark from Mark Anthony’s Blog for the nomination. Very much appreciated. Be sure to check out their blog when you get time! 🙂

 

The Awesome Blogger Award was originally created by Maggie from Dreaming of Guatemala.

 

 

Mark’s Questions & My Answers

 

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?

 

Depends on the day whether it’s getting in to work in my job of almost nine weeks as a secretary or either sitting chatting with my sister or throwing on an Agatha Christie TV adaptation on days off. Either way I usually first light up a cigarette which is not the most healthy way to start the day! 🙂

 

Your current favorite song?

 

I have lots of favourite songs from the past. I’m 28 now and I often lately can’t keep up with what’s current. I usually think something’s current enough that is five or six years old! I think the most current song I’m listening to at the moment is Burn Rubber by Aquaria because I’m watching season 10 of Rupaul’s Drag Race and she’s one of my favourites in the show alongside The Vixen. There’s an almost current song I’m listening to as well by Shea Coulee ft. Lila Star and The Vixen called Cocky from 2017.

 

Crush from a book or movie? Why?

 

I have tons of crushes! Makes life more fun! A good fantasy is very healthy! But specifically from a book or movie, I’m sure over the years there has been a few but the main one I can think of at the moment is Damon Snow from Olivia Helling’s Damon Snow series. So broodingly dark & handsome and if he was real very sexy I’d imagine! And most importantly a lovely person with a heart of gold!

 

Tell a secret

 

I have quite a few teddies especially dog teddies. They are just too cute & hard to resist!

 

What was the most embarrassing moment that happened to you yesterday?

 

Something embarrassing nearly always happens when you work in reception and have never worked in an office before but I always get through in the end usually with a smile and some sweetness!

 

Why do you think you’re an amazing human being?

 

I’m not amazing but I am a good person. I have good qualities and I think they outweigh my bad qualities by some way. I have compassion for people. I tend to often take peoples’ problems on as my own so I definitely care. I can’t stand prejudice, ignorance and bigotry in all it’s forms. Life is hard enough sometimes without all that shit! I think my heart is basically good. If I can help someone I’m there.

 

3 things from your bucket list

 

  • Live in Brighton, England
  • Get my BA (in literature, writing)
  • Get a stamp on my passport first and foremost!

And I’m saving towards these things at the moment.

 

Look behind you. What did you see first?

 

I’m at work so the work radio that is currently playing LeAnn Rimes Can’t Fight The Moonlight. I was a kid when the movie that came from Coyote Ugly was out. The years are flying by quicker than I wish them to! 🙂

 

What motivational message would you tell yourself if you were a different person?

 

I’d tell myself:

Take each day at a time, not to take heed of the poisonous people out there and you as you is OK.

 

What are your thoughts about blog designing? Do you find it hard to do it? How do you know if it’s “the one” already?

 

The design of Culture Vulture Express hasn’t changed since it was launched 5 years ago except possibly minor little changes. I did put a bit work into it at the start and I was pleased with the result but I’m more interested in the content part of the blog so I don’t think too much about it. I feel if I changed it now it wouldn’t feel as much like Culture Vulture Express anymore.

To be honest it’s so long ago that I put up the design I’ve forgotten how to do it but WordPress made it easy at the time! 🙂

 

RULES :

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Include the reason for the award.
  • Include the award banner in your post.
  • Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward.
  • Answer the questions you were given.
  • Nominate at least five other awesome bloggers.
  • Give your nominees ten questions to answer
  • Let your nominees know!

 

 

To anyone reading this feel free to accept the award for your blog & answer the questions above. Congrats in advance! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Culture Vulture Express Turns 5!

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On the 10th of August this year, Culture Vulture Express turned 5!

 

It is so wonderful to get to this milestone and I feel like the years have just flew by! Over the next year I plan to continue doing a little bit of everything as Culture Vulture Express has always prided itself on and I hope everyone continues to enjoy reading and finding interesting the output on here.

 

This blog for me has never been a chore. It is one of the things I am most proud of. Some people scoff at blogging but I have found it a very enriching and liberating experience. I want to take this opportunity to thank all my followers on here and anyone who has took time to go through one of my articles or even part of it. I appreciate all your support more than I could ever put into words. Thank you for supporting my baby! 🙂

Culture Vulture Express Receives It’s Second Real Neat Blog Award!

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Culture Vulture Express has got a second Real Neat Blog Award from Mark at markanthonysblog. Thanks so much Mark. 🙂

 

 

Answers

 

1. Benedict Cumberbatch or Tom Hanks?

Both great actors but I have a bit of a crush on Benedict so I’m going to say him! 🙂

 

2. If you could go back in time, where would you go?

The 60s because it was a time of so much social change beginning and I love the music and the clothes.

 

3. Hot or cold weather?

Cold weather, not freezing but cooler weather. I’m Irish, I’m not used to the sun! 🙂

 

4. Things that remind you of your childhood?

Furbies, tamagotchis, Pokemon, Rugrats, troll dolls, Toy Story, Tellytubbies, Cindy doll, Barbie, Polly Pocket.

 

5. What show are you currently watching?

I’m catching up on the Rupaul’s Drag Race seasons gradually. I hadn’t watched the show and then I started watching season 6 because I became a fan of Courtney Act in Celebrity Big Brother in the UK and I got hooked and now I’m going through the seasons.

 

6. Favourite blogger(s)? and why.

Everyone’s blog that I follow because you’re all amazing! 🙂

 

7. What subjects are your most and least favourite?

Well when I was at school my favourite was English because I always loved reading and writing. My least favourite was Maths. I was never any good at them and a close second for least would have been PE. I quite liked hockey and tennis but the rest especially the fitness tests, no.

 

Feel free to use the same questions and comment below if you would like to be a nominee and take part. 🙂

 

 

Writing Links…6/11/18

Where Genres Collide

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Writing Links…6/11/18

Traci Kenworth

 

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2018/06/questions-for-cohen-silhouette.html “Since Beautiful People has ended for the time being I thought I’d try reviving character interviews on the blog so I can talk about my books a little bit. This is Cohen Makovsky and he’s the main character of my Adult Science-Fiction novel Silhouette. He had his own Beautiful People, but I need to get to know him even more. XD Let me tell you a bit about him.”
  2. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2018/06/09/there-is-a-sliver-of-light-in-the-future/ “Speaking of anxiety, this week has been a rough one.  Sunday was fun with ‘Deadpool 2’ and Cheesecake Factory, but the weekdays were emotionally brutal.  Aside from some personal stuff, two reviews vanished on me.  One from Warlord of the Forgotten Ageand another from War of Nytefall: Loyalty.  Those are two books that can’t afford to lose any reviews and I don’t have any explanation for it. …

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Property Values

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

Many factors influence property values, including unexpected changes and situations.

Who is impacted and what responses do owners emply? Writers explored the possibilities.

The following are based on the May 17, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about property values.

PART I (10-minute read)

Value in the Balance (from Rock Creek) by Charli Mills

“Property values go up the more improvements we make.” Cobb replaced his years of responsibility as a sheriff with a drive to improve every inch of Rock Creek Station.

Sarah unpacked the latest freight of sundries from St. Louis While Cobb sawed planks for the new schoolhouse. The wood gleamed gold like the barn, toll booth, toll bridge, post office, eastside station and horse stables. The store Sarah operated had gray wood, showing its age. Sarah calculated Cobbs improvements and noted that it added up to more debt that income.

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Reading Links…5/15/18

Where Genres Collide

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Reading Links…5/15/18

Traci Kenworth

 

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. http://dsm-publications.com/2018/05/11/incursion-on-lisaburtonradio/ “It was supposed to be a desperate suicide mission, a holding action designed to delay a deadly enemy bent on destroying humanity: five starships sent to their doom, thousands of men and women knowingly laying down their lives to buy time for the besieged human race. And then things got really hairy. Tristan, a highly trained shock marine, wakes up after the trip to find that nothing works: not his equipment, not his ship, not even his body… He joins the race against time to bring their equipment back up to fighting trim and begin to understand what has happened to them and to unravel the layers of confusion and betrayal. But the enemy waiting for them doesn’t care about any of that. They just want to destroy the human incursion as quickly as possible.”
  2. https://cagedunn.wordpress.com/2018/05/12/im-free-im-free-book-promo/ A simple mistake, to…

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Reading Links…5/8/18

Where Genres Collide

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Reading Links…5/8/18

Traci Kenworth

 

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

 

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. https://bizmarc.wordpress.com/2018/05/04/the-one-i-need-by-alivia-grayson/ The storygoes thus, Nova comes to find her father, the head of Snakes Henchmen MC, and finds the love of her life in Tank and a family with the club. But she has a couple of secretswhich may be a deal breaker for most men. Is Tank one of…
  2. http://www.superauthors.com/2018/05/may-new-releases.html
  3. http://teripolen.com/2018/05/04/the-writers-reading-corner-georgia-rose-romance-suspense-crimefiction/My name is Madeleine, Madeleine Ross. It is a name chosen with thought and because it is classy, and that is what is needed here…’
  4. http://www.talesoftheravenousreader.com/2018/05/the-naughty-princess-club-at-stroke-of.html I am always on the prowl for a new audio romance that will keep me entertained and when I had seen the rave reviews that AT THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT by Tara Sivec was receiving I knew I had to try it out and I was not disappointed. In fact, I don’t think I have laughed this hard while listening to…

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