Sunday, 27 June 2010

The Sunday Salon – Family, Reading and England

Dear lord it’s almost the end of the month already, where does the time go – Literally. It feels like last week I was talking about audio book month and all the other things we celebrate this month.. Ahhhhhh, it just means I am getting older when the time flashes by like this.

Reading update

This week has been one of the poorest reading week for me since year – I am not off my game I just am trying to work up  some reviews and sort out some schedule to get them up. As much as I have not read as much as I normally do, the books I went through were really great, check back in the morning to see the list of what I got through.

I even read a non-fiction.

Family update

It’s almost the school summer holidays here in the UK, another three weeks and then parents girdle your armour, the onslaught will begin. Do I sound fatalistic,  I probably do and it’s probably because I am. The youngest boy child who just happen to be 12 going on 50 just topped out at 6ft 1inches the last time I did the height chart on Monday.

My child is growing and faster than I can feed him whatever it is that is bringing on this growth spurt. He did not have a happy first year at his new school and I think he is really ready for the holidays – I so hope the new school year will be better for him, alot of his unhappiness had to do with the fact that he is literally head and shoulders above 95percent of the class.

That said, Summer is a healer of a lot of teenage wrongs – lets hope some of his classmate go through some major growth spurt and bring back normality to my child school days..

My youngest  is off to a culinary day school for three weeks this summer - I am hoping he have fun. He does like to putter around the kitchen with me alot, hopefully this experience will tell both of us if this is a path he wants to go with is future or it might just be a teenage interest. I do hope not, I am quite proud of my kitchen mate.

The older one is taking a holiday from the younger one – so while my little chef is at summer school he’ll be hanging out with the game console and kicking ball against the side of the house. Let’s see how long I can bare it before I pack him off somewhere.

Ohhh the joy of parenthood..

Somethings on the web

I don't normally do promo stuff on my Sunday Salon, but here’s a heads up on some things happening around.

Rae from In The Forest – is having a GLBT week, so far she has brought to my attention a YA read that does sound intriguing. YA is not my first reading choice but I do like to spread my wings every now and then. Then I have spent money on a T-Shirt as well, as I couldn’t wait on the giveaway…   


JennJ from Sapphire Romance Realm is having a great giveaway promoting her new design blog SAPPHIRE BLOG DESIGN - HERE. I am giving this a bump because JennJ is the designer who will eventually do my header when wonder lust stops running through my vein and I can settle on one thing that I  will not change every three month..


Cover alert - TBQ

Between Us Two

Author: AKM Miles

Publisher: Torquere Press

Buy Link

In this follow up to Between Us, Matt is back from Gatlinburg and Jason is thrilled that they can be together now. He’s ready to see if they can become a couple for the long haul. It seems that Matt feels the same way, so things should be fine. Well, until the police think that Matt has kidnapped a child from the school where he works.
It hits the fan and there are many things to be sorted out before they can get down to building a life. Matt falls for Jason’s two dogs, Jock and Audrey, and the photo shoot takes place, as promised. It’s autumn and the area around Nashville is beautiful. Matt and Jason’s love is a beautiful thing, too. Their love is strong, but can they work everything out?



England is in a must win match against Germany today – All I will say is


Enjoy the weeks peeps…

Until next week – cheers

From  site –
What is the Sunday Salon? Imagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them, and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....
That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book

13 Speak To Me:

Blodeuedd on 27 June 2010 at 10:18 said...

Cilinary day school sounds like a great idea, I hope he has fun.

Go England! :)

Erotic Horizon on 27 June 2010 at 10:33 said...


I think he will have fun - that's all I would want for him really..

Yup.. Come on England...


Anonymous said...

Culinary school sounds awesome!

In a couple of years, those same kids who tease your about his height are going to be jealous, and the girls are going to love him.

Erotic Horizon on 27 June 2010 at 10:48 said...


I keep telling him that by the time they catch up to him - he will already be comfortable in his skin and getting on with business...

I am not thinking girls, not thinking all - ever.


Mandi on 27 June 2010 at 13:07 said...

LOL..I was just going to say the girls are going to like the tall boy very soon!! ;) You know I met my husband when I was 14......just sayin;)

I can laugh because my boys are only 4 and 6..I don't have the teenage stress quite yet.

Culinary school sounds like so much fun!

Erotic Horizon on 27 June 2010 at 14:06 said...


I said no girls - ever.... I am already fearing the moment he starts giving out the phone number to all those hussies...

As for your boys 4 & 6 - The time does fly fast, before long you'll be guarding them as well..

I went to culinary summer school as a teenager as well and I loved it.. hopefully he will too..


Chris on 27 June 2010 at 15:39 said...

I have a lot of sympathy for your son. I was 5'9" in 5th grade and haven't grown an inch since. I towered over all my classmates (male and female) from kindergarten until roughly 8th grade, when some of the guys started to hit growth spurts. It was rough and kids are cruel. And I think you're right, he'll be comfortable with his height long before the other kids.

Chris on 27 June 2010 at 15:40 said...

...and this is just so I can subscribe to the comments, which blogger wouldn't let me do last time, since I was also signing in. *sigh*

Erotic Horizon on 27 June 2010 at 16:45 said...


Girl are geneally the one who shot up during the teenage years - my kids just decide to get it out of the way and is not happy...

The summer hopefully will sort out alot of those issues and at least he will be with older kids at the summer programme - so that should help..

I have been having the same problem with blogger as well - I seem to have to log in all over the place..

I hope it's just a Sunday thing..


The_Book_Queen on 28 June 2010 at 03:38 said...

Thanks for participating in this week's L4C! :D It sounds like you've had a full week! LOL.

Ooh, to be young again, right? And I'm tellin you, I think the time is somehow on Fastforward, because this summer has been going past way too fast, and I've not accomplished much of anything yet.. It's like I've still got a linger case of winter "blahs" were you don't want to do anything..

I hope things go well with both your boys! Cullinary day school for the younger one sounds like it should keep him busy during the break, and hopefully have fun as well. It's always nice to get them into cooking at and early age, even if they don't end up cooking for a profession. There are plenty of full grown guys that can barely figure out how to heat up frozen french fries and chicken stripes (believe me, I've entcountered such a man...)

Anyway, enough of my babble. Hope you have a good Sunday (what's left of it at least..)!


Lily on 28 June 2010 at 04:14 said...

Hope both your boys have great holidays!

For quite a few years my son was also the tallest in his class and it bothered him too. He finally adjusted and yes, later on the girls did love being with the cute tall guy.

Erotic Horizon on 6 July 2010 at 19:05 said...


Hey girl thanks for your comment about the kidlet - and sorry for the delay in responding - blogger hits again..

He is really getting excited about the summer holidays more than the culinary school I think...


Erotic Horizon on 6 July 2010 at 19:06 said...


I know tall boys are cool, but when you are 12 it doesn't seem that way...