My First Blogoversary Is Nearly Here!

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Saturday 11th July, marks one year since I first started blogging – how crazy! In many ways it has gone SO quickly, but it’s also now such an integral part of my life, that I almost can’t quite remember it ever not being.

It’s been a big learning curve, and I have met the most incredible, inspirational and supportive people I could ever have wished for, and I am so grateful to each and every one of you.

To say a great big thank you, and to celebrate in style, I have planned a week of celebrations, so there’ll be tonnes of amazing giveaways to enter. Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has so generously donated prizes to help me celebrate, your generosity has astounded me and means so much.

First giveaway will be up later today, and each giveaway posted this week will run for one week! I’ve added a Blogoversary tab to the menu up there ^^^ so you can make sure you don’t miss out on anything. Best of luck and lots of love to you all xxxxx

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Busy bee!

Hey bookworms

I’ve been pretty pants this week with posts, but I do hope you’ll forgive me, as it was my birthday week and I’ve been very busy!

I’ve had an absolutely lovely week with the Mr and our friends and family. Last night we had a big party with a Heroes & Villains fancy dress theme, which was a lot of fun. (We went as Rogue and Gambit from X-Men!) Everyone made such an effort which is always lovely to see.

Unfortunately, all this partying and general frivolity has left very little time for reading and writing, which is always a shame.

It was also my last week in my current job, and I start my new marketing job tomorrow. I can’t wait, but I’m also a big ole bag of nerves right now! I’m sure it’ll be fine once I get there though.

Anyway, I hope you’ve all had a lovely week, and I promise I’m back with my full attention going forward!

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I’m back!

Hey guys!

I am (very reluctantly!) back from holiday. Mr and I have had an absolutely amazing two weeks in Egypt – I did not want to leave. I can’t pretend the weather wasn’t a big part of that; 35-40 degrees every day and I hadn’t seen a single cloud since we got there, until we arrived home this morning to a grey sky and rain, that is. Home Sweet Home.

We managed to have the perfect blend of chilling out and seeing the sites. We went to Cairo to see the pyramids, the sphinx and the museum, which was fascinating. We went into the desert and drove quad bikes and buggies and rode on camels. We went on boat trips to go scuba diving and snorkelling and to a little paradise island. We also spent lots of time at the resort, in the sunshine, in the pool, and on the beach.

I also read 21 books. (And I thought 12 might be too many!!) I’ll post on them later.

It was perfect.

I haven’t loaded up any snaps yet, but I’ll put up some of the best ones when I do.

I’ve got a hundred and one things I should do today, and too many notifications to count that I will get through as soon as possible! So this is just me checking back in and saying hi, I missed you!

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Welcome to my Book Nook

I recently posted a poll, asking for your help on deciding a new blog name.

You can read the full article here, but basically the blog has taken more of a reading direction than a writing direction (which is still great, and still helps inspire my writing!) so, I think the name should fit.

Thanks to everyone who voted and left feedback – I really do appreciate it.

And now, welcome to…

Paris Baker’s Book Nook.