Sunday, June 30, 2019

Paris in July - l'événement de blogging commence

This picture sits on the bench in my Library reminding me of trips I've had to Paris. The actual art work in the frame was a flier inviting us to an art exhibition in Les Jardins du Luxembourg.

What reminds you of Paris? What do you dream of when you think of Paris? What is it that helps you capture those memories or hopes?

Paris in July is a time when we reflect on our love of Paris, and all things French, and when we (most often) vicariously visit Paris through books, music, theatre, film or food.... over the years, bloggers have joined in the Paris in July blogging event for as little as one post, or as many as 3 posts a week! Mel U is notably a very regular poster in Paris in July.

So, if you haven't heard about this before, you can read about it here....
If you haven't signed up yet, you can do it here.....
If you'd like to check out of event buttons - look here.

If you've got posts celebrating Paris in July, you can start sharing your links below in the Mr Linky..

Monday, June 24, 2019

Paris in July 2019 - button options.

Wow, aren't these fantastic options? 
The Paris in July community have come to the party, and here's the choices for Paris in July Buttons this year. 

 Pretty in Pink - offered by Lisbeth @ The Content Reader

 Marc Chargall - offered by Mel U @ The Reading Life

Best food in the World - offered by Mae @ Maes Food Blog

La Tour Eiffel - offered by me. 

Thank you everyone for making these offerings to Paris in July 2019. It's not long now... Start spreading the word!

If you haven't signed up yet, do so here

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Paris in July 2019 - Sign Up

Welcome to the sign up post for Paris in July 2019. I will keep a link to this page in all the posts this month for easy access. Once you've signed up here, I will add your link to the blog roll on the side of my blog also. 

Buttons - I have had no creative offers of buttons - so I'll work on something a little more original this week. But for the time being if you have any images you could offer for the event, let me know. contact me here...

Event Description 

Paris in July is a French themed blogging experience running from the 1st – 31st July this year.
The aim of the month is to celebrate our French experiences through actual visits, or through reading, watching, listening, observing, cooking and eating all things French!  Here's a link to some of my previous reviews.
There will be no rules or targets in terms of how much you need to do or complete in order to be a part of this experience – just blog about anything French and you can join in! Some ideas might include;
  • reading a French themed book – fiction or non-fiction, 
  • watching a French movie, 
  • listening to French music, 
  • cooking French food, 
  • experiencing French, art, architecture and travel
If you are interested in being a part of this experience use the MrLinky widget below to add in your details. 

Over the past few years, it's worked out that I've tended to post a new MrLinky each week so we can keep up with our fellow players, and follow each others Paris in July Journey.  NB, when you enter your name, also enter in brackets the theme of your posts ie, Tamara (Book review).....

In the lead up to July, you may like to post some of your intentions... let us know what you're interested in and what Paris in July means to you. We love to share this journey! 

Monday, June 10, 2019

Paris in July 2019.... Lets go!

So here it is.... Paris in July 2019.

I'm sure it needs no explanation , but for those who would like a brief description, Paris in July is a month long blogging event, with very few rules - except to focus on something Parisienne, French, or from France.... movies, books, authors, food, places, music, experiences, people, culture, history, future.... whatever you like to blog about - just do a post on something you love about Paris or France, and link it in.

There's no rules on how many posts you need to do with a French theme, and there's no limit on it either! Some of the usual participants dedicate the whole month to Paris in July, while others just link in from time to time. Some are solely into books and authors, while others try and test from all things Paris and France... So, weather you in boots n all, or just for a taster, join in, and enjoy the journey.

  • Starting next week - 15th June - I will post a Mister Linky widget - so you can register your interest
  • Then I will start a Paris in July 2019 blog roll on the side of my blog so you can easily find each other
  • If you want to see what others have posted on in the past, I've done my best to keep an archive here

Homework for this week - I would like to invite a creative lover of Paris in July to design us a button or logo - something that we can share in all our posts to connect us all together. Here's a sample of buttons from the past. You can find my email in the 'about me' section on my blog.