Sunday, July 28, 2013

Paris in July - Week 4 Wrap Up

Happy Birthday Baby Bookbath!
Merci Beaucoup a tous! Thank you to everyone who has been participating in 2013 Paris in July - Karen at Bookbath and I have been overwhelmed with the contributions - it's just a testimony to all things French - and how much we all enjoy all things French. This week I will endeavour to review all the posts from Sunday 21st to Sunday 28th July. Again, I'll theme all the posts and I'll randomly select a prize winner.

Before I get into the review though, I just wanted to make a word of apology - Karen and I weren't quite sure how the mr Linky would work this year - we thought we'd try to start a new mr Linky each week - but it's turned out that we're keeping the same one - and it's working well as a link to all the posts you've been putting up. If you do any more posts in Paris in July, please link it to Karens' Mr Linky. Thanks

Here's my musical contribution for this week.

The Cleaner of Charters
Alfred Jarry, a play
The husband who said mass - by the Marquis de Sade (1791)- Mel U has really gone deep into french literature with this one!
Solange by Dumas
Boot polishing virgin by Emile Zola
A year in the Merde
Tour de France- the good, bad and just plain weird
Provence cure for the broken hearted
The French for Love
The Ladies Paradise by Zola
The Paris Winter
The Tour de France Pop up Book - this little book has captured my attention - it could appeal to you if you like 'le Tour' too.
Paris by Edward Rutherfurd - this didn't end well for Bellezza, but she provides an honest review here
L'elegance du herrison - Murial Barbary (Portuguese post)
The war, the french, the nazzi's and the battle for France's greatest treasure
le Road Trip
The Blue Room - translated from french
The Enchantment
Mission to Paris
Mrs Harris goes to Paris
The Chatelet Apprentice

Movies & Music
Tais toi mon coeur
le vie en rose
Paris Je T'aime

Photo's, Places and People
Katherine Mansfield
Parc Floral
Hugh Masekala at the Jazz Festival - if you don't know Hugh Masekala - check this out - I enjoyed learning about this musician
Visiting Monet's Garden
Daily photos from Paris - Daryl posts a photo each day - they're thought provoking....
Joy visits les jardins des plantes
Joy recaps on her visit to Paris
Paris & Beyond posts photos from Paris every day - I like this one this week 
Stacey has been posting photos from France at the end of her posts - look further to see what she's sent you...
Cote d'azur (Vacation wrap up)
Memories of Paris & le Louvre (Portuguese)
Montsoreau on the Loire
Paris through my lens - daily photo's from Paris - inspiring thoughts, this week I liked this one.

Food and Recipes
Clementine in the Kitchen
The Passionate Epicure - le vie et la passion de Dodin Bouffant
Patisserie - French for Yum!

Special notes - Posts that didn't fit my themes
An Accidental Blog is giving away a copy of her book 'The summer of France' - time limited offer....
Another interesting post - Papier d'Armenie - a deodoriser
Some French Humour
Tour de France Jumper

So we have another awesome week in Paris in July, with an amazing selection of posts - across diverse fields. I'm just stunned at how each of us takes the theme in our own way, and many times our paths cross. This week I'm awarding a little prize to Esme at Chocolate and Croissants for introducing us to the pop up boook about the Tour de France. So cute! Esme, email me your address and I'll send you a little gift!

Now, there's still some days left in July - so We'll do a final wrap up by Friday 2nd August - if you post anythingbetween now & then, make a link to Karen's mr Linky... Bon Chance!


Iliana said...

Thank you for hosting! I'm having a great time reading books set in Paris - I'll be ready to go one day! :)

Teddyree said...

Thanks for hosting!

Daryl said...

merci for the mention!

Mae Travels said...

It's been fun! My current post features a few of the huge number of films set in Paris--

Bellezza said...

In the nick of time, I wrote one last post as my mother and I saw an exhibit on the French Impressionists and fashion on July 31. There were even original newspaper advertisements from the 1800's for Le Printemps, the shopping store in Paris.

I so love this challenge, and wish I had done more this year for it. Now I have all sorts of ideas for l'annee prochaine!