June 30, 2013

It's off to Paris we go...

Paris in July 2013 officially kicks off tomorrow - Monday 1st July. Thank you to all of you who have already signed up to the event either through Tamara's blog or through my post here.

 It is never too late to join in so please add your name to the Mr Linky page attached to the end of this post or head over to Tamara's blog and leave your name in the comments section in one of her Paris in July posts. I have had some very helpful suggestions about what I am doing wrong with Mr Linky and why all of our names are not appearing at the end of the post so I will work on having this fixed for my first wrap up post at the end of the week.
I will be posting wrap up posts here at BookBath on Sunday 7th and 21st July while Tamara will be writing the wrap ups on Sunday 14th and 28th July at Thyme for Tea. We will also be posting final wrap ups at the end of the month to cap off our event.

Heading into July has been a very busy time for me - Baby Bookbath will turn 1 at the end of the month and I am busily trying to plan a special party for her as well as heading back to my "day job" as a social worker in the mental health field. Despite this busyness I have been eagerly awaiting the start of July so that I can spend some down time travelling within the beauty of Paris. I am looking forward to sharing this journey with you all and look forward to seeing what you are all reading, watching and listening to as we head off to Paris this week...

June 22, 2013

Sign up for Paris in July

In just over a week Tamara and I will be hosting a trip to Paris and we would love for you to join us.
I am going to attempt to make a 'Mr Linky' link at the bottom of this post so if you are joining us for Paris in July please add your name and the name of your blog if you have one here.
If you have any problems with the Mr Linky please leave me a comment on this post and I will see what I can do.
Looking forward to heading to Paris with you all!

June 19, 2013

Packing for Paris...

I have been spending some time thinking about what I will bring along with me on our Paris in July jaunt coming up very soon.
I have some gorgeous Paris/French related books on my shelves that I haven't had a chance to get to as yet so I would like to make time for some of those, especially these two:


And I think my Paris in July treat to myself will be the new Carla Bruni album...

I would also love to dive into a really good French novel - any thoughts on what I could read???
Looking forward to boarding our Paris bound jet plane in July...

June 11, 2013

Paris in July buttons

I have spent some time over the weekend being creative (well, as creative as I get!) and have put together some buttons for you to add to your blogs for our upcoming Paris in July event. Please feel free to use as many as you like - just remember to link back to BookBath or Thyme for Tea
I will write an introduction post soon where you can add your name to Mr Linky if you are going to join us on our French trip. In the meantime please leave a comment on this post if you are interested in being one of our guest bloggers for the month - you can choose the topic for your post - as long as it is something Paris or French themed!
Looking forward to July!

June 05, 2013

It's almost Paris time...

Although things have been a little quiet around BookBath of late there is one event that is sure to bring me out of blogging exile - Tamara from Thyme for Tea and myself are once again looking forward to co-hosting Paris in July, a month purely dedicated to reading, watching, eating, listening to and enjoying all things French.
This will be the fourth year that Paris in July has been running and Tamara and I are excited to be once again embarking on our virtual trip to Paris with you all.
The event will run from the 1st – 31st July and as always there will be no rules or targets in terms of how much you need to do or complete in order to be a part - just blog about anything French and you can join in. Some ideas for the month might include:
- Reading a French book - fiction or non-fiction
- Watching a French movie
- Listening to French music
- Cooking French food
- Experiencing French art, architecture or travel (or remembering travel experiences
- Or anything else French inspired you can think of...

Tamara and I will be writing weekly wrap up posts throughout the month as well as contributing our own Paris inspired musings. As in past years there will be French themed prizes to be given out to some lucky participants too.
We are also be looking to add another element to Paris in July this year by including special guest posts on our own blogs – if anyone is interested in being an official “Paris in July Guest Blogger” please leave a comment with your blog/contact details on this post and give us some indication of what you might like to write about in your post.

Stay tuned for more details and Paris in July 2013 buttons to pop onto your blogs.

Hoping that you will be joining us in Paris this year!