Monthly Archives: May 2013

May Flowers

We’ve had some perfect weather for flowers, warm and wet with a dash of sunshine! So let’s get looking shall we? It’s definitely time to start looking for those flowers! And with that said, these are the flowers you need … Continue reading

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The Marsh of Adventure – An Adventure Series story by Poppy

A MESSAGE FOR BILL “Bill!” thundered a voice from the bottom of the stairs. “Bill!” echoed a screeching one which of course was Kiki the parrot. “What is it Jack? And will you tell that bird to stop screeching…” demanded … Continue reading

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Bank Holiday Monday

Well we had some rather un-inspiring weather on Saturday, but Sunday the weather perked up and seems to be staying with us all of Monday, which is good. This will the second bank holiday in a row where we’ve had lovely weather! … Continue reading

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Making Blyton’s Food: Ginger Biscuits

I hope you’re all hungry and free to do a little baking this Whitsun bank holiday. That said, I suppose I should have baked something that appears in Five Go to Billycock Hill as that is the most obvious Whitsun … Continue reading

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Recovering from illness in Blyton’s books part 3

We’ve already looked at flu, measles and coughs and colds, now it’s time for mumps, scarlet fever, whooping cough and illnesses of an unknown type. I’ll also briefly look at illnesses at school. MUMPS No named character I can think of actually … Continue reading

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Poppy’s Book of the Month: Merry Mister Meddle

By Poppy Hutchinson Title: Merry Mister Meddle Series: Meddle Series Main Characters: Mister Meddle, Aunt Jemima Published: 1954 First Published By: George Newnes Rating (Out of 5): 5 First of all, I’d like to express how much I enjoyed reading … Continue reading

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Another Monday Message

In case you hadn’t noticed – the weekend is over and it is Monday again. This week on the blog we will have Poppy’s book of the month, this month she has chosen a book about a single character. He … Continue reading

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The Sea of Adventure

First published in 1948 this is the fourth book in the series.               THE LOCATION This book is set in and around some of the many small islands off the north-west coast of Scotland. … Continue reading

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Bourne End: A May Day Walk

It’s beginning to look a lot like summer! In the glorious sunshine on May Day (May 1st) I convinced my friend Catherine to come for another Bourne End walk with me. It’s basically my spring Bourne End blog but because … Continue reading

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Mystery, Magic, and Midnight Feasts! by Poppy

By Poppy Hutchinson Recently, I was invited to the very first viewing of the brand new Enid Blyton Exhibition at Seven Stories – Mystery, Magic, Midnight Feasts, The Many Adventures of Enid Blyton. I was invited through on a rather … Continue reading

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Monday’s here again!

Where has our GORGEOUS Blytonesque weather gone? It’s all cold and wet again, and once more the forecasts are suggesting that we’ll have a summer like the last one – how dull! In happier news, we have reached over 15,000 hits on … Continue reading

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Recovering from illness in Blyton’s books part 2

Part one covered the flu, and this blog will look at measles, coughs and colds. Not all of these illnesses lead to holidays and/or adventures, though the other illnesses still contribute to their stories’ plots. MEASLES The measles (or as … Continue reading

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In The Fifth at Malory Towers

I know it’s been a while since my last Malory Towers review and I apologise. I just kept having new ideas. Anyway, I’ve managed to start and finish the fifth Malory Towers book in one day and I’m now in … Continue reading

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Sunskriti’s *NEW* Character Exploration: Dinah from the Adventure Series

You might be wondering why I changed from animal character explorations to character explorations. Well, I realized I had done all the animals from the series that I have read. Most other animals are mentioned too little to write about. … Continue reading

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The first Monday in May

It’s the first Monday in May which, in Britain, means it’s a bank holiday. Hooray! I’m off to St Andrews with my family for a wander round the charity shops and lunch in one of our favourite restaurants. I’ve got a … Continue reading

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Making Blyton’s food: Recipes to make your mouth water

Last week at work I spotted this book “A Perfect Day for a Picnic” by Tori Finch on the new shelf at work, and I decided to take a look and see if it contained any of the wonderful food mentioned in … Continue reading

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