Postcards and a Walk in Paris

I had the best kind of Mother's Day yesterday. 
My kids earned five gold stars for their efforts!

They gave me time to sort out a project that has been on my mind.
I have offered many a postcard to readers recently and have fallen a bit behind. 
If you are still waiting... it is still coming, 
as I now have perfect order in my postcard world.

Best of all, I discovered these wonderful postcards from Penguin.
I bought the 100 postcard collection a few weeks ago 
and had forgotten all about them. Seek and you shall find. :)

If you love books, as I do...
these postcards will be hard to resist.

I love them so much that I bought two boxes, 
one for you and one for me. :)
Life could not get any easier.

I have sorted and cleared and now my postcard world is complete.
The sun is shining, the cards are by my side and pen is at the ready.

Before I go... 
I would love to send you over to the wonderful Vicki @ French Essence.
We met for lunch last week in London and I passed on a book that
I thought she and I would both enjoy. 
My one for me and one for you philosphy at work again. :)
We both started reading it over the weekend and we both adore it.

Have you read?

I popped it into My Shop Around The Corner here..
better yet, you can read what Vicki has to say here

and...if you would like to join in the Giveaway draw for 
this special cookbook from 'Books for Cooks' in Notting Hill'
visit here.

Best wishes for a lovely week!

Jeanne xx


  1. omg, JEANNE!! I bought those same postcards. I am just amazed at the many things we continue to have in common. It's crazy.

  2. Jeanne, You always offer up the best titles. The John Baxter book looks like the perfect read while planning my birthday trip to Paris. The penguin postcards are fabulous. I gifted a box to my sweet daughter a few months ago. I just couldn't resist them. I hope you have the perfect week. Hugs! Bonnie

  3. Great selection. I love the postcards, bien sur. I read Vicki's review of the Baxter book a few days ago and downloaded it into my brand-new Nook Tablet. Will start reading it shortly. I have heard wonderful things about it. Bonne semaine, Suzanne. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

  4. My literature and postcard loving heart just skipped a beat! Love these cards. I would love to get my postcards sorted out as well - they seem to be everywhere at the moment.

  5. I bought these cards last year and put my favourite blue-toned covers together on an enormous card and then framed them. They look fantastic in our downstairs library! They also make great gift cards to put on presents for book lovers.
    So pleased you had a lovely Mother's Day. Best of luck for the project! I'm sure it will be a success!
    Janelle x

    1. I love your idea Janelle. I had to buy two boxes as I decided there were so many that I could not part with! :)xx

  6. What an interesting set of postcards. The book sounds interesting. I am so behind in my reading. I used to read a book a week (if not two) but these days it takes me weeks just to finish one. I never seem to find the time. i guess spending a lot of time blogging doesn't help either ;)

  7. Thank you, Jeanne, for recommending John Baxter's book. I just downloaded it. I'm so looking forward to a good read on the sofa, window open -- Paris in the spring, ahhh! Can you tell my traveling shoes are out of the closet?

    So nice you have a lovely Mother's Day. I think you also have a lovely collection of Kodak memories, treasures all.

  8. Jeanne,

    I made a note of the book yesterday when you said you were reading it, anything that has to do wtih PAris is a must read for me.

    I hope you had a fabulous lunch with Vicki Archer, I do so love reading her blog, she is so talented. I am sure that it was a wonderful time.

    The post cards of the Penguin classics is something I have not seen, very cool. I love them.

    I hope you have a fabulous week.

    YOur sepcial mothers day sounds like a delightful dream, what was your carrot suprise?

    Take care, Elizabeth

    1. carrot surprise was interesting. Sort of carrot, egg...bread pudding type of thing. Indescribable really but he was so was the best dessert ever! :)xx

  9. What a fabulous idea, Jeanne. And I'm loving Janelle's inspired idea - I may have to adopt that one for Planet Baby! You're such a gem, sending us all these divine postcards. I must hunt some down over here. J x

  10. where do you find these things!??!?!?!
    the Penguin postcards are genius....i wish we had them where i live...they are such a good present to give to friends :)

    i am 10000000000000% sure with John IT IS THE MOST WONDERFUL WALK IN THE can't get enough of Paris and its streets,cafes,Sein,....
    i wish i had read it last year :(

    1. TE... I am happy to locate a box for you. You can write to me :)xx

    2. really? you are so nice :)
      i will write soon!
      thank you!

  11. Definitely adding it to my "TO READ" list...thanks for the recommendation Jeanne!

  12. My first time reading your blog. will become a regular visitor. I am off to Amazon to order this book! thank you for the suggestions, it jsut sounds wonderful

  13. Oh Jeanne! I can see you and Vicki becoming the best of friends. I have always thought the two of you would get along. I have her coffee table book right on my...well, coffee table! When we returned from France last year, I discovered her blog and just lost myself in all of her wonderful articles. What a beautiful lady and family!

    1. Sarah...she is just as lovely as you imagine. :)xx


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