Monthly Archives: August 2013

A celebration of 200 posts

Some of you may remember that back in March this year we reached one hundred posts on the blog. Well, this week we reached our two-hundredth with our Monday post. (This is post number two hundred and two!) That’s an … Continue reading

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Corinna’s Confession: Five on a Treasure Island

I have a confession to make – I just bought my SIXTH copy of Five on a Treasure Island!  This might seem slightly barmy, but bear with me, and I’ll try to explain why. I think it makes sense to … Continue reading

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Monday 25th August 2013: Our 200th Blog

GOSH! This is our 200th post! Can you believe it? I’m not sure I can! But wow, we’re ten months into the blog now, and we’ve had some truly amazing support and some really smashing blogs! Lets hope we can … Continue reading

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August Flowers

Gosh it seems only yesterday I was tapping away at the computer to give you July’s flowers, and now we’re almost at the end of August! Blimey! Where has the time gone? Never mind, lets get on shall we? August … Continue reading

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The Circus of Adventure

First published in 1952 this is the seventh book in the series. There will be fairly big spoilers for the whole book in this review, so you’ve been warned! This is my absolute favourite book in the Adventure Series, but … Continue reading

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Sunskriti’s Character Exploration: Dick of the Famous Five

I was wondering who to choose for my character exploration for August yesterday. Then I suddenly thought of Dick Kirrin, Julian’s little brother and one of the four children from the Famous Five. Dick has always been one of my … Continue reading

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Monday Again

Well, it’s another week already, and I hope this weeks runs more smoothly than last week did (i.e. I hope I don’t forget to blog this time!) Stef plans to do August Flowers this week, and our contributor will be … Continue reading

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Timmy the Dog “Best Dog in the World”

Inspired by Sunskriti’s post a while back, I thought I would offer a different look at Timmy the dog. Warning: this post WILL include spoilers. Most people cite Timmy, and his mistress George, as their favourite characters from the Famous Five … Continue reading

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The Ladybird – A poem by Enid Blyton

I am a terrible person and a worse blogger. At about 11 o’clock last night I realised I didn’t have  blog written for this week, (my excuse, if anyone is interested, is I was writing fanfic) and I couldn’t stay … Continue reading

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When Francis went to Old Thatch

The alarm clock went off at 6 o’clock and I staggered downstairs to make a cup of tea for Izzy and I. We really don’t function without large doses of tea so the thought of going a few hours without … Continue reading

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Monday Rolls Around Again

Another Monday, another post. Its been a funny old week I think, for once I think Fiona’s glad I don’t live around the corner because I’ve been ill (still) and so have both of my parents; but we seem to … Continue reading

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Blyton Related Crafts: How to make a book covered box

Here’s another present I made for Stef: a box decorated with pages from some of Blyton’s book. I hear some cries of horror already, and I apologise to any of you that think that tearing up books for crafts is … Continue reading

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Last Term At Malory Towers

The Last Term at Malory Towers is exactly as it suggests, the last book in Enid Blyton’s fabulous (and much loved) school series. In this novel we spend Darrell’s last summer term with her. We left her at the end … Continue reading

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The Marsh of Adventure by Poppy, Chapter Four

OFF TO SEE ALF They played a merry game of snap and then retired to bed. What a lovely day it had been, and Bill was going to be back the day after tomorrow  – lovely! The next morning the … Continue reading

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First Monday in August

I’m not sure how or when but apparently it is now August and the year’s rapidly slipping away from us! Things are as disorganised as ever this week behind the scenes on the blog, shame on us! We’re still waiting … Continue reading

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Poppy Dresses – A poem by Enid Blyton

Poor Stef’s not been very well for the past few days and on top of that she’s had some computer problems. Unfortunately that means she’s not been able to finish her blog for this week. Instead here’s another of Blyton’s … Continue reading

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