Culture Vulture Express Wins Awesome Blogger Award!

What’s a guilty pleasure of yours?

Reality TV. I grew up watching it from I was about 10 and I watch lots of shows like The X Factor, Big Brother, Strictly Come Dancing, Dancing With The Stars, I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! etc … so yeah, that would be my guilty pleasure.

Last series you found yourself addicted to?

It was the last series’ of X Factor, I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! and Strictly Come Dancing. Now it’s Celebrity Big Brother, Dancing With The Stars in Ireland and Dancing On Ice. It’s the Reality TV seasons at the mo. I do watch other types of show during the year though! 🙂


What is one thing you don’t think you could live without?


My family who I love to bits and would be lost without.


If you could travel to the past, what would be an era you would like to live in?

The 60s or 70s because I love the music from those decades and the clothes and the way freedom was beginning in those times. I would probably have been involved in protests! 🙂

iPhone, Samsung,  Android, or something else?

Probably just a phone and a computer. I’m not technologically savvy outside of that.

First album/CD you remember owning/buying?

The first single I had was Westlife’s version of Uptown Girl which my Dad purchased for me when I was a kid. Soon after the first single I purchased myself was Shakira’s Whenever, Wherever.

What was your day like?

I’ve had the flu so it’s been up and down! But I did win 25 Euros in the bookies so that was good.

If today was your last day, how would you live it?

I’d spend it with my family. And I’d probably spend it not caring too much. I think we all care more than we should about the future and stuff at times and if it was the last day I’d probably not worry about anything.

Out of all 50 states, pick one you would travel to and a reason why you picked it.

California, San Francisco particularly. I think it’s known as a place of freedom and has a lot of history.

Fantasy or Sci-Fi? What would you rather watch/read?

I recently started reading the Damon Snow series and other fantasy books by Olivia Helling. But I also was a huge Torchwood fan when I was younger. But in general my favourite genres are mysteries and romance.


I am nominating the following blogs because I want to show that I appreciate their work but they are under no obligation to accept and/or complete the questions.

My nominees:



  1. What is the latest book you’re reading and are you enjoying it?
  2. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Other?
  3. What is your favourite word and why?
  4. Dogs or Cats?
  5. Is there any song that holds any special meaning to you?
  6. What do you feel strongly about?
  7. If you could grant one person in your life one wish, what would it be?
  8. What is your favourite film?
  9. What is your favourite book?
  10. Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions?


Thank you so much to Dazed and Still Dreaming for nominating me for the Awesome Blogger Award. Make sure to check out her amazing blog at the above link. And congratulations everyone! 🙂






Culture Vulture Express Wins Real Neat Blog Award!


Real Neat Blog Award


I was recently nominated by petrel41 from the blog Dear Kitty. Some blog for the Real Neat Blog Award. I accept the award and would to thank petrel41 for this wonderful award and for taking the time to read my blog. It’s all very much appreciated. 🙂 Make sure to check out their blog too which is wonderful.

In accepting the award seven questions were put forward to answer which I have done so below:

1. Where do most visits to your blog come from?

Most views come from the United States but I also get a lot of visits from the United Kingdom as well.

2. What is your favourite sport?

My three favourite sports are football, tennis and hockey. I always grew up supporting Liverpool from when I was 3 and I used to play tennis with my sister a lot when I was younger on the tennis court in Oldcastle which was where I grew up. I also used to enjoy playing hockey in school. But all in all I watch a lot of sport but I don’t really play sports. The fitness tests in school I found a nightmare.

3. What has been a special moment for you so far in 2017?

I was very proud of my article being featured on the Bi+ Ireland website. Being both pansexual and Irish, it was nice to be featured. We still live in a time where many people who fall in the middle of the sexuality spectrum face a lot of prejudice from both straight and gay people so it was an honour to be part of a project where I could be so open as an Irish pansexual person and so many other Irish bi+ people could be too. It made me feel less alone.

4. What is your favourite quote?

5. What was your favourite class when still at school?

I adore writing and literature so English was my favourite. But I find in schools, writing and literature is made quite uninteresting. Maybe that’s why so many people think it is boring. But despite all that I love any opportunity to read and write pieces. I also loved history as it was mini stories of non-fiction and I had a teacher who made it feel like a continuing story. And I also liked CSPE as it was all about social issues and politics. We only were able to do it up to Junior Cert and it’s the only A I ever got between the Junior and Leaving Certificates which probably says a lot about how passionate I am about equality. My mum was absolutely chuffed with the A.

6. Anything you had wished to have learned earlier?

I think to worry less about the future. When I was younger, I didn’t know where I was going in life. I still don’t but I don’t worry about it as much anymore. Everything tends to work out in the end not too badly.

7. What musical instrument have you tried to play?

I would love to be able to play a musical instrument. I’ve tried unsuccessfully to play guitar, drums and keyboard. I’m not giving up but I don’t think my mind is wired to play musical instruments. I have a lot of respect for musicians. They make it look so easy and it really isn’t.


The rules of the award are as follows:

1. Put the award logo on your blog.

2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.

4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.

5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

My seven questions are:

  1. What is your favourite type/genre of book to read and do you have a favourite book?
  2. If you ruled your country for the day, what law would you bring in?
  3. What three words would you use to describe yourself?
  4. What made you want to start a blog?
  5. Who is your favourite music artist/band?
  6. What is the thing you’d most like to do in 2018?
  7. What is your plans for your blog?

I am nominating the following blogs because I want to show that I appreciate their work but they are under no obligation to accept and/or complete the questions.


My nominees are:

The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap


Dazed and Still Dreaming

Carries Book Reviews

Moody here

Roth Poetry

The Tony Burgess Blog


Ricardo Sexton


Percolating Poetry

Bedtime Stories

The Militant Negro

Die Erste Eslarner Zeitung

Shehanne Moore


Congratulations everyone! 🙂

Culture Vulture Is 4!


Today Culture Vulture Express turns 4! I feel like a proud Mama, my baby’s turned 4.

I’ll keep this brief but thank you everyone for all the support over these past four years for Culture Vulture. I can’t actually believe it’s been 4 years. Pretty cool. I’m looking forward to writing more posts which I hope you will all enjoy.

Thanks again everyone! 🙂

3 Years Lovelies!



Culture Vulture Express turns 3 today! 🙂

The last three years have been absolutely amazing. There is so much said about blogging much in a snobby way that “everyone who has a blog is a writer” and all that jazz but I think blogging is great. It takes away that elite vibe that is sometimes associated with writing and opens up channels of communication for people to express themselves through what they love doing. What could be better than that?

Us bloggers write because it’s a need, a passion, a love. We can’t imagine not having somewhere to create pieces. It isn’t about the money, the fame, the prestige. It’s about something so much more than that. It’s an opportunity to create pieces like we did when we were kids, only this time someone might actually read them. So in a way everyone who has a blog is a writer because that’s the true essence of been a writer.

As always I would of course like to thank my readers for sticking with me and to all new readers you are very welcome to the blog. I hope you find something of interest here. I hope the blog continues to be as wonderful an experience as it has been so far and I’m sure it will be. I do a lot of writing but this blog is my baby because I set it up myself and that’s very rewarding. And there is so many amazing blogs around that it is wonderful to be one tiny drop in the blogging ocean. And I’m looking forward to continuing to be. 🙂