Saturday, July 14, 2018

Paris in July - Starting week 3

Wow, hasn't week 2 been full of Paris Love! We've attracted over 30 participants, and the variety of posts are staggering. I'm having so much fun with reading and visiting posts, that I simple haven't got time to do many of the Paris in July things I had hoped to do. (I've also come down with a huge head & chest cold, which is dampening my energy levels).

Here's my own view of what's been happening in Paris in July this week. The Tour de France started, and with that my favourite TV emission -  cooking segment for each region of the Tour de France with Gabriel Gate. (I am sorry if you cant access this in different zones, but it's soo good, if you search on YouTube you may find older versions).

Book, magazine and audio reviews have been coming through this week. Mae did a review of  a magazine she's loved - Cuisine et Vins de France: A classic french magazine, which gathered quite some attention of fellow bloggers with it's retro images. Jeanie at The Marmalade Gyspy reviewed some of her favourite French cooking books too. Then there were reviews of books about expats living in Paris, more on children's books from Deb, and some reviews of classic french novels on audio by Becky.

Also this week, we've had a couple of posts a little different, like Lisbeth,  who made some Paris in July Bookmarks, and Brona's post on tapestries visiting Sydney from Cluny. And I want to give a special mention to the French Village Diaries who posted on speed limits in France... worth a read if you;re planning a visit.

There were also some travel posts, including Esme's Market Day in L'isle sur la Sorgue, Molly's visit to Giverny, Mae's commentary on Paris: Where Intellectuals and Tourists never cease to roam, and Deb's post on Sunday Mass.

And then a couple of posts dedicated to home decor or things we love about France. Magnolia Darjeeling posted on Crisp Whites and Pastels, and French Ethereal for her little bit of Paris.

I wanted to make a special mention of this post by Mel U - about Jozef Czapski  - Mel has done some in depth research and notes that Czapski knew Proust and French literature intimately, working purely from memories he gave a series of lectures on In Search of Lost Times. He did this while he was in prison at Gulag between 1939-1945. Thanks Mel for this insight.

Now we head off into week 3 - what will this bring? I'm hoping for some news about how you've marked Le Quatorze Juillet, and maybe some movie reviews?  Dont forget to link your posts in here.





10 comments:

Jeanie said...

Last week was great! Looking forward to loads of new links!

Mae Travels said...

Waiting to see what everyone posts! My first link disappeared from number 2, so I tried again.

Mae Travels said...

Mr. Linky is definitely misbehaving. Now there are two links from me, the one I meant to post is:

https://maefood.blogspot.com/2018/07/a-sad-day-for-rose.html

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Jeanie said...

P.S. -- I hope you're feeling better soon!

Sami said...

Visiting from Jeanie's blog. Hope you're feeling better. Hopefully next week I'll participate too.

Nancy Burns said...

Voici....Perfect cocktail to sip and feel you are in Paris!

Tamara said...

Ah Nancy. Thats just what I need now.

JaneGS said...

Please delete my first post as I messed up the link and it doesn't work. Thanks again for hosting this event--I'm having a great time reading what others are doing, reading, cooking, and remembering!

Bonnie said...

Heard about your party from Jeannie @ The Marmalade Gypsy. I love Paris and all of France.
Thank you for hosting this fun party.

Annabel Gaskell said...

I've added my review of Vernon Subutex 2 to Mister Linky. Off to explore some of the others.