Monthly Archives: April 2013

Another Monday

Monday comes around far too quickly doesn’t it? And we’re so close to the end of April that it doesn’t seem possible. At least we’ve had some much improved and decent weather this week. Such good weather in fact that … Continue reading

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April Showers – a poem by Enid Blyton

Unfortunately Stef’s piece for this week isn’t ready due to technical issues, so here is a poem I think is just right for this week. “What, take and umbrella on such a fine day!” Cried an elf to his mother, … Continue reading

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Recovering from illness in Blyton’s books part 1

We’ve just had a very long and very cold winter, and I think just abut everybody I know succumbed to an illness at some point. This got me thinking about the all the times characters in Blyton books fell ill … Continue reading

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The Famous Five go to Hogwarts, Fan Fiction by Abi

CHAPTER ONE: THE LETTERS It was a normal day in Kirrin. Seagulls were squawking and fishermen in boats were out on the water. Kirrin Island looked out silently over the waves as they crashed onto its beach. Julian, Dick and … Continue reading

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Spring into Monday

It would seem that spring has sprung at last! We’ve had some sunshine (and rain, and wind but that’s not important) the birds are out and chirping all day long, the daffodils and crocuses are out and we’re starting to … Continue reading

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Who’s Who in Enid Blyton by Eva Rice, a (quite critical) review part two: School Stories

As you may remember I was fairly unimpressed with the first section of the book – Adventure Stories. My main issue was how some series had every conceivable character mentioned, while other series barely got two pages, as well as … Continue reading

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April Flowers

I suspect that this year the flowers may be a little late in blooming, with the cold weather and so many snow flurries so late in the year. So let’s see if you can spot any of these beautiful flowers … Continue reading

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Find-Outers in Retirement by Julie

After reading through the complete Mystery Series for the umpteenth time I suddenly started to wonder what they would all be doing now, at this moment in time.  That was in the year 2008.  I quickly did some calculations of … Continue reading

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Musing of a Monday

We’re in the middle of April already, and the blog is approaching its six month birthday. And we’ll be approaching it with over 13,000 views to boot. Last week we had Poppy’s blog on The Mystery of the Missing Necklace, … Continue reading

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How every part of my holiday reminded me of Blyton

As I think I’ve mentioned a least a couple of times recently, I was on holiday last week. I didn’t go anywhere exotic, instead I stayed a couple of miles outside a small town (Grantown-on-Spey) in the Cairngorms National Park. … Continue reading

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Julian’s News: Part 5

Part five of my fan fiction seemed to slowly sink into the depths of the internet with a woeful glugging sound. For those of you who liked the piece, I present you with part six. The other parts can be seen here: Prequel … Continue reading

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Poppy’s Book of the Month: The Mystery of the Missing Necklace

By Poppy Hutchinson Title: The Mystery of the Missing Necklace Series: The Mystery Series Main Characters: Fatty, Larry, Pip, Bets, Daisy & Buster Published: 1945 First Published By: Methuen Rating (Out of 5): 5 Possibly the best and positively my … Continue reading

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Monday Musings

Well, it’s Monday again. I hope everyone enjoyed the long Easter weekend, and that the weather was nice where you were (it was beautifully sunny but still a bit chilly for me.) Not long after Stef posted last week’s Monday … Continue reading

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Stef’s Spring Reads

I keep waking up in the morning wondering if today will be the day where the weather breaks from winter cold to the tentative glories of spring, so far, no luck. In fact at work I have recently completed a display of … Continue reading

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The Valley of Adventure

First published in 1947 this is the third book in the series.               THE LOCATION The majority of the adventure plays out in Austria, and as the title suggests, in a valley. The valley … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Blyton Fan

My name is Corinna, and I’m an Enid Blyton Fan. Sometimes the Enid Blyton Society feels a bit like a support group (in a good way!) for those of us who can’t quite shake the Blyton habit. I wasn’t too … Continue reading

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