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Paris Journal Notebook by Teena Hughes

My new Paris Journal Notebook has been published!

Paris Journal by Teena Hughes

Great news! Over the years I’ve had a few people contact me and ask about travel journals, and I’ve finally  published the first one, and I’m thrilled to bits!

C’est vachement fantastique! (That’s truly fantastic!)

In this first Paris Journal Notebook, the pages are formatted for Bullet Journal users who love tiny dots on the pages instead of lines.  The tiny dots help the users to sketch or write so that lines aren’t necessary.

Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, or just love the thought of Paris, this Journal is a great way to make notes, add sketches, or use your Bullet Journal skills to turn this into a book you can add to over time and treasure.

It’s available on amazon right now if you’d like to check it out — click the book below and please do let me know if you have any questions, I’d love to hear from you!


If you’d like to find out more about bullet journals, here’s a little video I found which might help explain it a bit.

What is a Bullet Journal?

Book: Memories of Paris

My Memories of Paris by Teena Hughes

I’ve done it! I’ve created a book  — and it’s available on Kindle first!

This does not mean that you can’t read it if you don’t have a kindle — not at all!

Here’s a snapshot of one of the pages of my new Kindle book on my iPhone:

Memories of Paris Book on iPhone by Teena Hughes

It’s a short photo book with about 20 pages (with paintings of some things I love to do when I’m there), as my first foray into Kindle, and I’m quite pleased with how it turned out.

Now, getting back to Kindle – if you don’t have a Kindle, you can download the Kindle App on your smart phone, and you can also download the Kindle Reader on either Macs or Windows PCs, so that’s easy! The quick video walks you through how to download the software.

You can read all Kindle books on your laptops and desktop computers — in fact that’s what I do as I don’t have a Kindle :-) OK — so what’s my book about? The truth of the matter is I love Paris, I used to live there, and every time I visit I take at least 1,000 photos and video clips. For my first Kindle book about Paris, I thought I might just make a small book with some of my favourite photos.

I got to thinking about that, and thought I’d like to do something slightly differently from everyone else — so I’ve made paintings from my original photos and I’m really pleased to share them with people who read my Kindle book.

Memories of Paris Book by Teena Hughes

Come walk with me through Paris, it’s about 20 pages long, I do hope you enjoy it.

Buy now at an incredibly low price – just for you!!



Books about Paris I can recommend

Books about Paris I can recommend

I’ve just read these books about Paris which I’m happy to recommend to you

Some of these books about Paris I’ve received as gifts, others I’ve bought for myself, and here’s my quick overview on each of them (in no particular order).

TimeOut’s Shortlist Paris 2012

TimeOut Shortlist Paris 2011 book

I love these books – I’ve been reading them the past few years and they’re up to date and always chock full of great new places, things to do, restaurants to try etc.

I bought this book in Sydney recently and paid $A21.95 in a book store; you can get it on Amazon for about $10, delivered to your door.

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Eyewitness Travel’s 15-Minute French

This is a great little book to pop in your bag, read on the train, bus, metro, whenever you want to learn a few quick new phrases. Each section has a ‘theme’ with a review at the end of each section, so you can easily follow along with this on a daily basis. Your French will improve really quick, and the phoenetic pronunciation is a breeze to read, duplicate and mimic.

Book: 15 Minute French

This one I paid $A19.95 in a local book shop about a year ago.

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Australian author Sarah Turnbull’s “Almost French”

Sarah’s story is about how she accidentally fell in love and stayed in Paris, and describes the people, places, customs etc to a “T”. I’ve read this one several times of the years, and I must say each time I read it I either learn something new or I am affected by it in a totally different way, or have a different understanding of it. I thoroughly enjoyed it again, as it very closely resembles how I came to live in Paris the first time, and some of the adventures and challenges I had. Highly recommended.

Books about Paris: Almost French by Sarah Turnbull

I paid $A22.95 in a bookshop for this one, and I’ve just seen it on Amazon for $US12.00.

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Just so you know …

My website about Paris is a labour of love, and sometimes I recommend things for which I receive a very small commission (sometimes 20c, 50c, $1), like the books on this page. These small commissions help me pay for the hosting and upkeep of the site, so if you buy something, I’d like to send you a big warm hearty “thank you” hug!

Got books about Paris you’d like to recommend?

I hope you’ve enjoyed these recommendations – would you like to share any books about Paris you’ve read and enjoyed? Please do! If you’d like to know about Paris book stores, I have some information on those too, and a page called Books About Paris France.