Monthly Archives: July 2013

Julian’s News: Part 8

So it’s been a few weeks since the seventh part of Julian’s news, and now I present you with the finale to tie up the loose ends! If you need to refresh your memories parts one to seven can be found … Continue reading

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Prize Giving Monday!

So after last week’s competition, which I’m sure you’ve been eagerly waiting all week for (despite only having three comments!) I’m sure you’re desperate to know who the winner is! I shall keep you in suspense no longer and can … Continue reading

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July Flowers

I know, I’m a little late once again for these flowers, but you would be surprised at what gets pushed back and back when you have lots more good ideas. Anyway, here we are: July Flowers from Enid Blyton’s Nature … Continue reading

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Blyton Related Crafts – How to make a canvas book bag

Stef and I have developed a bit of a habit in that we often make each other gifts for birthdays and Christmas. Generally, they’re Blyton-themed too. For Christmas last year I decorated a bag for her, and I’m going to … Continue reading

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The Marsh of Adventure by Poppy, Chapter Three

A TERRIBLE SHOCK AND A LOVELY DAY The children slept like logs that night and didn’t awake until the first rays of sunlight broke across the sky. Each of them stared at the slanted ceiling for a few moments trying … Continue reading

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Prize Give-Away Monday

Well we’ve reached the magic number of one hundred followers on the blog, so as promised we’re going to give away an Enid Blyton book to one lucky follower. I’ll get to the details in a moment, but first what’s … Continue reading

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A review of Humpty Dumpty and Belinda

I’ve been promising this review for years, well, OK since April, and I’ve finally beaten my writer’s block and finished it, hooray! Humpty Dumpty and Belinda is one of two Collins Colour Camera Books where the story is written by Enid Blyton. (The … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series: My First Impressions

Sometime ago now, I wrote about my eBay of Adventure, in which I brought the entire Adventure series without having read them before, and spent a fairly substantial amount of money on early editions. Well now, I’ve read them all. … Continue reading

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By the Sea – A poem by Enid Blyton

As we didn’t have a contributor post for today, here is one of Blyton’s poems. It’s rather apt as we were at the beach yesterday, and Stef did a fair bit of paddling. The waves lift up their heads to … Continue reading

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Melting Monday

Blimey it’s a teeny bit hot isn’t it? We’re heading right for a Blyton summer if we’re not too careful! I shall feel like the Famous Five on their train down to Cornwall tomorrow I’m sure, as I’m taking the six … Continue reading

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Making Blyton’s Food: Barley Sugar

It’s been a while since I gave you a recipe, from my ever expanding Blyton cook book, and unfortunately I can’t offer you a recipe for simply smashing ices or cooling ginger beer. However this recipe for barley sugar is great as … Continue reading

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The Mountain of Adventure

I’ve just realised I haven’t done an Adventure Series review since mid-May, oops! So now I bring you The Mountain of Adventure, the fifth in the series and originally published in 1949.               THE … Continue reading

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The Marsh of Adventure by Poppy, Chapter Two

LOWFELL AT LAST! On the car purred, through the night which was as dark as pitch. The car ate up the miles but not very quickly it seemed. The children talked for a while, all four of them squashed up … Continue reading

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Monday

We’re trying to get back to our usual routine here, so it’s back to my turn to write the Monday post. We had a couple of exciting moments behind-the-scenes on the blog this week. We reached 21,000 views and we … Continue reading

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Gillian Baverstock Remembers Enid Blyton – a review

I’ve already reviewed one book by Gillian Baverstock about her mother, Tell Me About Enid Blyton, but I borrowed this one from Stef recently, as I planned to review as many biographies as I could get my hands on. It’s … Continue reading

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Julan’s News: Part 7

So, part 7 of Julian’s News hits the blog, hot from the keyboard. If you want to refresh your memory or catch up check out the links below: Prequel – The way you make me feel Part One: Telling Dick … Continue reading

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